What’s happiness? Think like an older person

Older people find happiness in the “ordinary” things that others take for granted.  Young people seek extraordinary experiences—experiences that are novel, exciting, and provide bragging rights. By contrast, older people can find happiness in the so-called ordinary experiences of life—familiar, peaceful, and predictable events. Seniors tend to stop pining for that fabulous trip to the Top Read More

Indoor Activities for Seniors on Hot Days

If your Baby Boomer likes to garden, fish the ponds, or leisurely stroll the neighborhood, and the summer swelter is keeping them from staying active outdoors, you can help inspire some inside amusement. Staying busy keeps seniors feeling positive and staves off cognitive decline. Before you create an itinerary, consider your elderly pal’s long-term interests Read More

Getting the elderly hurricane-ready

June is home safety month in the United States, but it’s also the start of the hurricane season, which bears particular significance to those in parts of our country who’ve been pummeled by hurricanes within the last couple of years. The elderly are especially vulnerable in the wake of a mega-storm. When you are older, Read More