The Third Age is now considered by many to be the “golden years” of adulthood.

Most of us imagine young adulthood to be the peak of happiness and older adulthood to be the time for things to “go downhill.” Research tells us a different story, however. It turns out that life satisfaction is like a U-Shaped Curve. We start in childhood pretty happy, and then as we progress into adulthood, Read More

PORCHING is good for the heart and soul

Being cooped up indoors can be unpleasant – When you’re kept away from fresh air, green trees, and bright sunlight, it takes a toll on you and your body. Over long periods, you feel anxious, depressed, and lethargic. Your body’s various systems respond by increasing blood pressure, tensing up muscles, and producing stress hormones. The Read More

Alcohol Abuse Among The Elderly

When you read about alcohol abuse you may think of college campuses and spring break, but there’s another demographic that is seriously affected by alcoholism- the elderly. Surprisingly, widowers over the age of 75 have the highest rate of alcoholism in the United States. While a study by the American Medical Association states that over the Read More