Residents becoming more tech- savvy with help sessions
Technology is becoming less and less foreign to older adults. A recent study by the Pew Research Center found that 59 percent of Americans age 65 and older regularly go online, and three out
Food for thought from ‘The Joy of Half a Cookie’ author
By Emily Gurnon for Next Avenue
You’re in good company if you have tried and failed to lose weight or to keep the pounds off. But Jean Kristeller, professor emerita of psychology at Indiana State University, may be able to help.
She developed a Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness
Author Mark Nepo says slowing down will lead us back to empathy
By Mark Nepo for Next Avenue
The following is adapted from Inside the Miracle: Enduring Suffering, Approaching Wholeness by Mark Nepo. Published in November 2015 by Sounds True.
One of the great transforming passages in my life was having cancer in my mid-30s. This experience
Your parents’ advice doesn’t apply anymore
By Patricia Corrigan for Next Avenue
Soaking in a mineral spring pool at a spa, I started talking with another pool denizen. The woman, in her late 60s, asked if I were traveling with family or friends. I said I was alone. She said, “I would be too afraid.”
Timidity around this topic
Performing a play based on the epic poem transformed its participants
By Anne Basting for Next Avenue
Several years ago, I participated in a project that taught me something remarkable about aging and long-term care. The arts can transform long-term care into a meaningful experience — for people with dementia and those living independently.
How you can fine-tune your eating habits to live longer and healthier
By Maureen Callahan for Next Avenue
A bowl of oatmeal every morning, a handful of nuts, five servings of fruits and vegetables a day — researchers seem to be slowly compiling a grocery list of foods that can extend your lifespan.
At the same time, there are quite a
Half of us over 50 will have weak bones by 2020 unless we make changes
By Rhoda Fukushima for Next Avenue
When registered dietitian Toby Smithson gave presentations on bone health, she’d bring three bags of flour, each with a different amount. One bag represented osteoporosis. Another bag represented osteopenia, or bone whose density is lower than normal
By Linda Melone for Next Avenue
It’s easy enough to go for a walk or bike ride without professional instruction, but figuring out the weight training landscape can be a challenge. How much weight should you lift? How