Articles in "Aging"

Create a Memoir

by Joseph Genesis

Preserve the memories while you can

The world has changed a lot in the past century and the number of people who remember what life was like before the technology boom are becoming fewer and fewer. …

Moving to Assisted Living

by Cheryl Rogers

The best time to make the change is before it’s desperately needed

Many of us don’t have a warm, fuzzy response when we hear about assisted living and what used to be called “nursing homes.” Rank …

Out of the Mouths of Elders

by Amy Shouse

Seniors reflect on what they would tell their 21 year-old selves if they could

As every life is lived, wisdom is accumulated, be it from mistakes or triumphs or just plain old experience garnered over time. If …

Beware of Senior Scams

by Amy Shouse

A dose of healthy suspicion helps fend off financial predators

Jean, a woman in her eighties, knew something was fishy the minute she hung up the phone. It was 7 p.m. and a desperate-sounding stranger from a …

Finding Joy in Retirement

by Tracy Enright

Whether you’re excited or anxious about quitting work, a little planning can go a long way

Retirement is a major life event, one you may be looking forward to with anticipation, or one you might dread. …

In the Blink of an Eye

by Abigail Lewis

It takes only seconds to slip and fall, but recovery can drag on for months

When Jan, age 67, got up to use the bathroom during the night, she didn’t see her beloved pup Howler in …

Seniors Don’t Need to Be Lonely

by Amy Shouse

Being social boosts happiness and health

My former neighbor Robert was in his late seventies when he started to feel lonely. Looking at his life, one would never guess this would be an issue for him. He …