Warning Signs of a Serious Eye Problem

Eye problems are a serious concern, especially as you grow older. Literally millions of people in the United States struggle with vision impairment, and a great number of those individuals are over the age of 65. Research shows that regular care can reduce eye problems by as much as 50 percent. Many older adults do … Continue reading Warning Signs of a Serious Eye Problem

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Wanted: Older Adult Looking for Love

John Deurwaarder, 97, is proof that it’s never too late to fall in love again. After his wife died four years ago, his life seemed to fall apart, and he struggled with loneliness, depression and poor eating habits. But when he met Alta Lunsford, 78, at a choir practice at his retirement home, his life … Continue reading Wanted: Older Adult Looking for Love

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Tips for Adjusting to a Big Move

Sometimes a senior has to move from his or her home, temporarily or permanently, after experiencing a serious medical problem or when they can no longer take care of themselves. Moving is difficult at any age, but having to change residences can be very difficult for older people, especially those who have lived on their … Continue reading Tips for Adjusting to a Big Move

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Some Aging Musicians Still Rockin’Out

At an Aging in America conference held recently, three panelists talked about rock stars’ attitudes toward aging, as gleaned from You Tube videos. Here are a few sample quotes: Ringo Starr, 73: “As long as I can hold the sticks, it [making music] can go on forever; it’s something you don’t have to retire from.” … Continue reading Some Aging Musicians Still Rockin’Out

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What are signs that seniors should stop driving?

You have been driving since you were old enough to see over the steering wheel, but now your kids want you to hand over your keys. They might be upset because you had an accident or two, or worried about that time you got lost. If you are like the other 33 million licensed drivers … Continue reading What are signs that seniors should stop driving?

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