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[…]

A Legacy Interrupted: Where Do You Turn When You Can’t Heal Yourself?

When Barry Strum’s children were little, he didn’t spend much time thinking about his family lineage or his Jewish legacy. However, he does remember one day, in particular, when the strong familial connection from his father, Benjamin Strum, to his son, Benjamin Strum, came through in a profound way. Like any memory, it would come Read more about A Legacy Interrupted: Where Do You Turn When You Can’t Heal Yourself?[…]

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[…]

Take Steps to Boost Heart Health this American Heart Month

In December of 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed the month of February as American Heart Month. In his remarks, he exhorted Americans “to give heed to the nationwide problem of the heart and blood-vessel diseases, and to support the programs required to bring about its solution.” Much has changed since Johnson’s stark call-to-action heightened Read more about Take Steps to Boost Heart Health this American Heart Month[…]

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[…]

Stay Energized! How to Eat Healthy at 60 and Better

As adults age, their interests, priorities, and eating habits change—and so do their nutritional needs. The core principles of a healthy diet remain the same at 25 or 85: people need a balance of nourishing foods to enable them to look and feel their best. Eating a well-balanced diet can help people maintain a healthy Read more about Stay Energized! How to Eat Healthy at 60 and Better[…]

AgeWell Cincinnati ‘That One Place’ to Call for Older Adults

“My brother-in-law was feeling overwhelmed and had no idea where to turn. AgeWell Cincinnati provided a sense of relief that someone was there.” Since its launch in October 2017, AgeWell Cincinnati has answered more than 600 calls from people in Cincinnati who were looking for relief—like the caller above—advice, or services for older adults. As Read more about AgeWell Cincinnati ‘That One Place’ to Call for Older Adults[…]

Heart Month Perfect Time to Get Checked for High Blood Pressure

Heart disease is a serious health concern for many people, particularly older adults. According to the American Heart Association, one in three American adults suffer from a cardiovascular disease, which continues to be the number one cause of death among Americans. February is American Heart Month, the perfect time to learn about risk factors for Read more about Heart Month Perfect Time to Get Checked for High Blood Pressure[…]

Move, Donate, Sell: How to Downsize and Declutter Your Home

As the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement and looks to move from larger family homes to smaller, more manageable spaces, there has been a rapid increase in the need to declutter and sell furniture, collectibles, and other items. With their Millennial-generation children often settled in smaller homes of their own, without additional room for family Read more about Move, Donate, Sell: How to Downsize and Declutter Your Home[…]