3 Common Online Dating Mistakes For Men Over 50

Curious about the 3 common online dating mistakes for men over 50?  1. Trolling for women in their 20’s and 30’s2. Assuming a 28 yr. old woman would prefer themover a 20, 30, or  even 40-something3. Refusing to consider dating women their own age or older     Well the 1st one SHOULD be they need a big CLUE.  Possibly a bit harsh, it's not on the list.  ...more

Brain training has long-lasting benefits for seniors' cognition and everyday function

If you or someone you love is a senior, take note: A new study found that brain training can create lasting improvements to things like processing speed and reasoning, which also helps the quality of daily living.The new study out of Johns Hopkins University did a 10-year follow-up on 2,832 people who had an average age of 73.6 at the start of the study. The participants had been split into 4 groups at the start of the 10-year study.Group 1 was a memory training group. They were taught strategies for remembering word lists, text, sequences and story ideas and details....more

"Seniorizing" Your Home: How to Make Your Home Safe and Comfortable for Your Elderly Parents

Decisions about the best care for an aging parent are never easy to make, and they can be costly in terms of money and time. Whether your elderly parents are moving into your own house or staying in theirs, it is a fact that aging calls for a number of changes and adjustments that can add quality to their life. While your parents are still in good health, it will be best to talk with them about the different options, and set a good plan in view of the future. Below are some tips to consider if you want to make your home very comfortable and safe for your elderly parents....more

Senior's Day

I'm a lover of the elderly. I really am. I respect them. I revere them. I look at them and picture my own sweet grandparents. I really love old people . Just yesterday I helped an octogenarian pop her Buick's trunk in the dollar store parking lot. She tried to repay me with a quarter and a Tic Tac. I refused both because I was glad to do it for free.But there's nothing more torturous than going to the grocery store on Senior's Day. It ranks right up there with a root canal or watching Here Comes Honey Boo Boo....more

Seniors and Social Media

Last night, my brother sent me a message on Facebook saying he had no phone service, no way to get out an email, he's in the Dominican Republic, and our dad's factory's roof was on fire.  Call Mom now, call his wife now! How did he know? The daughter of one of my dad's retired employees posted on Facebook "Someone update me on the fire on Maple Avenue". So then ensued a fruitless and frantic hour of phone dialing, unanswered calls and fear.How do you assure your senior parents that social media is not a big hairy monster? ...more
No answers for you here.  I, though not a senior, have struggles with social media.  I don't ...more

What to Do If You Just Can’t Take Away Mom's Keys Yet

Driving is a rite of passage for many of us.  Unfortunately, not being able to drive any more due to age is also a rite of passage, but not a positive one.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of 500 older adults are injured EVERY DAY and 15 are killed EVERY DAY due to driving accidents.   But, no matter who we have talked to, taking away the keys is one of the hardest transitions caregivers note having to make and most try to avoid it....more

Grandmother Power Blogging Campaign: Interview Gram

Yesterday, I came across Britt Bravo's terrific post, Celebrating Grandmother Power: Interview with my Gram, her offering for the The Grandmother Power Blogging Campaign, a collaborative blogging effort (May 7-14) about how grandmothers are changing the world....more

You are not alone

As a caregiver, do you ever sit and wonder if you are the only person going through a family who all may want to help, or maybe not to help too?...more

Turning 65

The saltwater was the perfect treatment for the blisters I got from wearing the wrong shoes for a walk on the Old Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys that I had been planning for weeks to mark my 65th birthday....more

Writers Eating Blueberry Pancakes

My friend Tom and I go out to breakfast a few times a week. We discuss what we are writing and working on and share ideas. There are several local spots we frequent but my favorite is Coll's Farm in Jaffrey, NH. Today I chose Coll's because I needed some local honey and theirs is self-serve and the the best price. As we walked into the warm little cafe-area of store, I was disappointed to note a couple sitting up on the tall stools that face an expansive window. ...more