Posted on March 15, 2023 - There’s a famous song where the singer wails “All by myself…don’t wanna be…all by myself.” But being alone can bring benefits, like building empathy, productivity, creativity, and mental strength. Today, more than one in four adults over age 60 lives alone in the United States; senior women are more likely than senior men to live on their own. Whether you plan to age solo or find yourself doing so, there are actions to take to ensure the twilight years are joyous, healthy, and safe.
Posted on March 13, 2023 - Loneliness in later life lessens when older adults spend many hours volunteering
Posted on March 8, 2023 - Osteoporosis is a quiet disease that impacts the bones, weakening them over time and making fractures more likely. About 50 million people over 50 in the U.S. have low bone mass, although they may not know it until they break a bone. Although many connect fragile bones as a normal part of the aging process, it isn’t a normal part of healthy aging. The good news is that it’s never too late to start protecting and strengthening your bones.
Posted on March 6, 2023 - Is your heart older than you are? Here are seven factors affecting heart age.
Posted on March 1, 2023 - We’ve all heard of the “empty-nest syndrome,” when parents experience sadness and loneliness after their children move out. Did you know there is an opposite experience as well? “Full-nest syndrome” occurs when multiple generations of a family live under the same roof. With 42 million people providing care for someone over 50 in America, many are opening their nest and moving their elder loved ones in.