Contrasting Concerns for Older Adults: Virus and Isolation Both Carry Risks

“Loneliness can be worse than obesity, alcoholism, or smoking. We consider it our epidemic.” — Ann Sutton Burke   What can older adults and those who love them do, when isolation from COVID-19 and the need for socialization come into conflict? Though we know that socialization plays a role in everyone’s health, no matter the Read more about Contrasting Concerns for Older Adults: Virus and Isolation Both Carry Risks[…]

Avoiding Dementia Is Not Purely a Matter of Genetics; Tips for Better Brain Health

Brain health is something most people tend to take for granted. When brains are functioning as they should, the average person does not think about ways to improve or avoid harming our brains. Yet, when a problem with cognitive skills or memory develops, many wish they had known more about brain health techniques. According to Read more about Avoiding Dementia Is Not Purely a Matter of Genetics; Tips for Better Brain Health[…]

Employees Caring for Aging Parents Should Understand Their Rights

Working adults who find themselves caring for aging parents will likely face heightened workplace stress. Research has found that these employees often don’t have access to options that would allow them the flexibility to do their jobs and provide care for their aging relatives. As a result, they report feeling as though their job security is Read more about Employees Caring for Aging Parents Should Understand Their Rights[…]

Home for the Holidays: What to Look for with Older Adult Family Members

During the holiday season, many of us visit or are visited by our aging parents or relatives—often for the first time in months. Having awareness about specific changes in older adults that might be cause for concern is knowledge that can benefit all involved. This year, when gathering with your family for Chanukah or other Read more about Home for the Holidays: What to Look for with Older Adult Family Members[…]

Information and Referral Day: Honoring Those Who Daily Provide Peace of Mind

Every day, across the country, thousands of professionals and volunteers successfully link people in need of assistance to the programs, services, and nonprofit organizations that can best deliver it. These critical links, which are typically free to access and use, are accomplished through a powerful network of interconnected people and agencies, collectively known as the Read more about Information and Referral Day: Honoring Those Who Daily Provide Peace of Mind[…]

Plan Ahead: How to Prepare in Case of a Medical Emergency

Because no one ever plans to get sick or injured, people often fail to prepare for what to do in the event of a medical emergency. Yet, planning ahead can make all the difference in a person’s outcome. Unexpected health crises can sometimes be life threatening, and they can be particularly alarming for older adults Read more about Plan Ahead: How to Prepare in Case of a Medical Emergency[…]

How to Manage Your Job and Care for Your Loved One

Many adults are facing tough decisions about how best to both care for their parents and earn a living. More and more, people are orchestrating career transitions around the needs of their aging parents. Job seekers are increasingly utilizing the services of AgeWell Cincinnati partner organization JVS Career Services because they have quit their jobs Read more about How to Manage Your Job and Care for Your Loved One[…]

Home for the Holidays: What to Look for with Older Adult Family Members

During the holiday season, many people visit their aging parents, perhaps for the first time in several months. Ann Sutton Burke, Jewish Family Service Director of Aging and Caregiving Services, wrote a guest column for the Council on Aging’s e-newsletter, addressing what changes you should look for and be concerned about. If you see some of Read more about Home for the Holidays: What to Look for with Older Adult Family Members[…]

AgeWell Cincinnati a Resource During National Family Caregivers Month

This November we recognize National Family Caregivers Month and the 44 million Americans who provide support for family members as they age or manage a disability. AgeWell Cincinnati can provide caregivers with the support they need, in addition to solutions for their loved ones. If you have someone in your life who depends on you for Read more about AgeWell Cincinnati a Resource During National Family Caregivers Month[…]