Senior Life 2012

15 Stories • Available June 2012
The Greatest Generation

The Greatest Generation

The Sunshine Couple -- that is a term my best friend and I came up with for my grandparents when we were 10. We called them that because they always seemed to walk around with smiles on their faces

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A Barrier-free World

A Barrier-free World

Preparing for that once-in-a-lifetime trip around the world involves extensive planning, paperwork, immunizations, language lessons, travel and lodging reservations, and well-planned itineraries. G

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Too Many Meds?

Too Many Meds?

Vitamins, blood pressure pills, cholesterol drugs -- how many pills do you take every day? According to a 2009 national survey conducted by Express Scripts, formerly Medco, more than half of the 1

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Planning For Paradise

Planning For Paradise

As baby boomers have advanced in their careers, they have grown increasingly comfortable working in a globalized world. So it should come as no surprise that many boomers are considering retiring a

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Long-term Care Benefits

Long-term Care Benefits

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Cousin Camp

Cousin Camp

"Calling all Curtis cousins to Cousin Camp!" reads the invitation Barbara Curtis sends to her grandchildren each summer. "We will play outdoors, walk in the woods, sleep in a tent, cook over a fire

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Seniors Volunteering

Seniors Volunteering

It's hard to argue with science. According to several studies, people older than 60 who volunteer reported lower disability and higher levels of well-being relative to nonvolunteers. The effects of

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Trends In Senior Travel

Trends In Senior Travel

While celebrities are shown frolicking on tropical beaches, the real vacation trendsetters are seniors. They're more interested than ever in exploring the globe, trying new resorts and adventurous

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Writing Your Life Story

Writing Your Life Story

Your kids and grandkids would love the gift of a detailed glimpse into your life story, and reliving the most wonderful memories of your life as you write your personal history is actually a gift f

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Using Technology To Connect

Using Technology To Connect

Whether your grandchildren live across the globe or in the same house with you, it's a wonderful gift to spend one-on-one time with each of them, connecting over activities that allow you to laugh

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Friends

Friends

How many close friends do you have? How many pleasant acquaintances? It's a factor of good health and longevity to enjoy enriching friendships, with many studies supporting the theory that you'll e

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Me Time

Me Time

Even if you have help from your children, a visiting nurse or live-in care for your ailing spouse or adult child, being a caregiver takes a toll on your physical, emotional and spiritual health. Wh

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Advice For Seniors

Advice For Seniors

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Fighting Cancer

Fighting Cancer

The news about cancer continues to be good. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that death rates decreased by 1.6 percent annually from 2004 to 2008 for lung, colorectal

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Opposable Thumbs And Parking Spots

Opposable Thumbs And Parking Spots

Change is hard. Think about it this way. You're in a highly populated area of a big city and meeting a friend for dinner on a Thursday. Anyone who knows Hollywood or midtown Manhattan or some othe

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Senior Life Facts 1

Senior Life Facts 1

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Senior Life Facts 2

Senior Life Facts 2

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Senior Life Facts 3

Senior Life Facts 3

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