Seniors, Easy Targets or Unwise Adversaries

People often have various stereotypes and assumptions regarding seniors. Elders may be seen as behind the times, cute, fragile, or stubborn. But, we sometimes fail to remember that their many experiences in life make them quite capable and sharp. Seniors are more often calm, having come to terms with the many issues in life, leaving them wiser, more experienced, better emotionally balanced and skilled.    WISELY

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Pets: A Therapeutic Wonder for Seniors

In an assisted living home three seniors sit quietly in a community living room space. Rose is thinking about how far away her children and grandchildren are, missing their company. Bert keeps mentally going over the mistakes he has made in life, fixated on what people did wrong and how the situations should have been rectified. Betty is thinking about her aching back and joints,

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Helping Seniors Thrive with the Power of Music

Music has the power to move the heart and soul, and experts believe that its benefits extend to both physical and emotional health (Fernandez, 2013). Music is a common denominator across income levels, education levels, cultures and age. It is very diverse and expressive, making it a beautifully unique element to societies across the world. Music has been sought out for various emotional fulfillments and

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Preventing and Confronting Senior Abuse and Exploitation

Picture this: An assisted living home in a small town houses 50 seniors. Many of these seniors lived very different lives in different socio-economic income brackets, but still find themselves living together in the same community with similar struggles. Seniors are a vulnerable population due to sickness, weakness, and decreases in cognitive function. Unfortunately the vulnerable in this world often bear the brunt of the

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The Top 50 Most Popular Actors Over 70 Years Old | SeniorCareHelper

Hollywood has always been considered a playground for the young. But make no mistake about it, there are actors who have been around for a while now that still command the attention of the big studios and the public alike. SeniorCareHelper has put together our definitive list of the Top 50 Most POPULAR actors who are also over 70 years of age. What was our

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Cohousing: The Changing Opportunities of Independent Living for Seniors

“While I had tried to save for retirement, I never understood the cost of aging.” This statement was made by Susan, a 60-year-old widow in Bellingham, Washington. She has an annual income of $11,000 (Western Washington University, 2017). When looking at the skyrocketing fees required for senior housing and care, what is someone like Susan supposed to do? The Joint Center for Housing Studies of

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Social, Active and Purposeful for Optimal Senior Health

There has been growing awareness of the importance of exercise, social community and purpose for mental and physical health. This is true for all people, but is particularly important for older adults to cope with the many changes, losses and trials that they have faced throughout life. Some communities are structured to help seniors with such types of established activities, while others still need to

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This Week in Music History – James Brown records “Live at the Apollo” | SCH Time Machine

The Legendary James Brown (born in Barnwell, SC), recorded the incredible “Live at the Apollo” album on October 24th, 1962. The album was released in May of 1963 and quickly became one of the more influential live performances of the era. The album was listed as no. 24 in Rolling Stones magazine’s 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. James Brown –

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This Weeks Notable Most Birthdays – Over 50

From the full spectrum of popular culture we take a look at the most notable birthdays of the week…for the over 50 crowd of course! MONDAY – Tim Robbins – Born October 16, 1958 One of Tim’s classic scenes from “Shawshank Redemption” TUESDAY – Norm MacDonald – Born October 17, 1959 His best scene from the film “Dirty Work” WEDNESDAY – Jean-Claude Van Damme –

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Charles & Sara Rippey and the Napa Valley Fires | SCH Stories

With the terrible fire happening in Northern California, we thought we would take the time to pay tribute to an elderly couple that were just two of the 32 total victims. The story was originally printed in the LA Times. —– He was 100 and she was 98, and the two had been inseparable since they were children in grade school. This week, both died

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