April 19, 2014

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Cost Effective Senior Living

Want to know one of the best kept secrets in Lorain County? E.R.C. Senior Apartments is where independent seniors can find exceeding affordable living accommodations, without the pressures of spending down their savings. E.R.C. can save seniors nearly half the cost of what independent living competitors charge by offering cost smart advantages in the local Read More…

Old Age Isn’t as Bad as You Think

By Jane Glenn Haas, The Orange County Register The good news is we are all going to live longer than we ever imagined. The even better news is that old age isn’t nearly as bad as people think it is. Nor is it quite as good, says a new Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Read More…

Lots of fun at the North Ridgeville Senior Center…

The North Ridgeville Senior Center invites everyone to the following activities: Super Thursday Luncheon Every month on the second Thursday at 12 (noon), everyone gathers at the Center for a hearty lunch, fantastic entertainment all for only $5.00. Lunch includes entrée, salad, roll dessert and beverage. Dates for the luncheon March 11th – “Irish Theme” Read More…

Dreaming of a Good Night’s Slumber?

By Judith Graham Chicago Tribune You’re not sleeping well. You’re taking longer to drift off, snapping awake at 2 a.m., then finding it harder to sink back into slumber. If you think this is normal when you’re older, you’re mistaken. A decade’s worth of scientific research shows that, yes, sleep changes in older adults. We Read More…

The 50-Plus Crowd is Among the Fastest-Growing Group of Web Daters

By Gina Damron Detroit Free Press DETROIT — Jerry Reiser married his high school sweetheart. But that ended after 14 years. A softball umpire introduced him to his second wife. That, too, ended in divorce. Then two years ago, Reiser — now 58 — decided he wanted another longterm relationship — but found singles dances Read More…

Can a Stumble Prevent a Fall?

By Rosemarie Jaworski, PT As the saying goes, “a stumble may prevent a fall.” When it comes to balance, a stumble may indeed be a wake-up call that all is not well. Research has shown that loss of balance and mobility is NOT a fact of life as we grow older. Those individuals most at Read More…

Senior safety during cold weather

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Extreme temperature changes can be dangerous to the senior set. This can make winter weather as challenging as the summertime heat, as winter also throws ice and snow into the mix, which can make getting around treacherous. Here are some safety precautions to take whether seniors are venturing outdoors or simply winterproofing their homes. Around Read More…

Aging leads to better emotional control

By Jane Glenn Haas The Orange County Register Here is an upside to the passing years: Older adults control emotions more easily than younger adults. That’s the result of a study by Dr. Fredda Blanchard-Fields, chair of Georgia Tech’s School of Psychology. And before you say “so what,” listen to her comments: “Because emotions can Read More…

Tips for beating the holiday blues

By Jane Glenn Haas The Orange County Register Occasionally, rarely, I get a news release so explicit, so informative that nothing needs to be added. The American Geriatrics Society hit the mark with a recent distribution of “Tips for Beating the Holiday Blues.” For too many older adults, holidays bring home nothing more than the Read More…

Elder abuse hidden danger; Many victimized by family member

By Karen Rouse The Record (Hackensack N.J.) PARAMUS, N.J. — It’s a form of abuse often overlooked. An elderly widow is living alone comfortably until her son, an alcoholic who has lost his job, comes to live with her. At his insistence, she gives him her bed and she moves to the couch. After three Read More…