Vulnerable Adults

Vulnerable Adults

These 4 risk factors make older people more prone to Covid-19 complications Shortly after a visit to New York in…

‘More Than Physical Health’: Gym Helps 91-Year-Old Battle Isolation

‘More Than Physical Health’: Gym Helps 91-Year-Old Battle Isolation

Above photo: Art Ballard, 91, is a retired jeweler in Monrovia, California, who relies on a gym — which he…

Misinformation Campaigns Hamper Coronavirus Response

Misinformation Campaigns Hamper Coronavirus Response

Regina Fargis didn’t know what to do. Fargis runs Summit Hills — a health and retirement community in Spartanburg, South…

How to Participate in a Clinical Trial

How to Participate in a Clinical Trial

All his life, Steve Sultanoff, 66, had high cholesterol, a problem that runs in his family. When he was younger…

A Caregiver’s Role: Running to a Crisis

A Caregiver’s Role: Running to a Crisis

In the middle of April, a few weeks into Illinois’ stay-at-home order, we finally got the call we were anxiously…

‘No Intubation’: Seniors Fearful of COVID-19 Are Changing Their Advance Directives

‘No Intubation’: Seniors Fearful of COVID-19 Are Changing Their Advance Directives

Last month, Minna Buck revised a document specifying her wishes should she become critically ill. “No intubation,” she wrote in…

Healthy Eating for Older Adults

Healthy Eating for Older Adults

Eating right can help keep your body and mind healthy and extend your quality of life. But some older Americans…

Ask the Harvard Experts: For COVID-19, Defining ‘Older’ and ‘Chronic Disease’

Ask the Harvard Experts: For COVID-19, Defining ‘Older’ and ‘Chronic Disease’

Q: I keep hearing about how older adults and those with chronic diseases have a higher risk from COVID-19. What…

Does Everyone Over 60 Need to Take the Same Coronavirus Precautions?

Does Everyone Over 60 Need to Take the Same Coronavirus Precautions?

She knew it wasn’t a good idea and her daughter would disapprove. Nonetheless, Barbara Figge Fox, 79, recently went to…

Amid Pandemic, Programs Struggle to Reach Vulnerable Seniors Living at Home

Amid Pandemic, Programs Struggle to Reach Vulnerable Seniors Living at Home

Close down group meals for seniors. Cancel social gatherings. The directive, from the Illinois Department on Aging, sent shock waves…

Stroke Rates Increasing in Those Under 55

Stroke Rates Increasing in Those Under 55

Stroke is not a disease that’s exclusive to the elderly. Fans were shocked and saddened when Luke Perry, former teen…

Suicide Watch

Suicide Watch

Know the Warning Signs in Older Adults A recent study in the journal Clinical Interventions in Aging revealed a shocking…

End-of-Life Care

End-of-Life Care

Talking about death can help you live better at the end Gerry Mathy learned she had late-stage pancreatic cancer in…

Downsizing Dilemmas

Downsizing Dilemmas

Easing seniors’ transition to a smaller space Dorothy Beatty was an anomaly when it came to downsizing, says her son,…

This Old Body

This Old Body

I’ve always enjoyed birthdays. Mine falls around Memorial Day, near the birthdays of several family members and friends. With the…

10 Things You Need to Know About Hiring an In-Home Caregiver

10 Things You Need to Know About Hiring an In-Home Caregiver

When caring for a loved one at home, most family caregivers reach a point where they realize they need some…

Encouraging Innovation in Technology that Helps Older Adults

Encouraging Innovation in Technology that Helps Older Adults

Less than a decade ago, the field of aging was a sleepy sector of innovation. Now, with the recent rise…

Seniors in the Center

Seniors in the Center

Changing the way older adults access healthcare Above: At Northwestern Medicine, Anne Seltzer, social worker with the division of geriatrics, and geriatrician…

POLST Orders Help Patients Advocate for Their End-of-Life Care

POLST Orders Help Patients Advocate for Their End-of-Life Care

My grandfather did not want to die. From hospital to home, back to hospital and finally to hospice, he angrily…

5 tips for eating to age well

5 tips for eating to age well

Environmental Nutrition Newsletter If you want to keep a sharp mind and able body as you age, it takes a…

What People Really Want to Know About Medicare

What People Really Want to Know About Medicare

By Janet Bodnar, Kiplinger Personal Finance The likelihood that high-income recipients will see a major hike in their Part B…

End-of-Life Care:  The Conversation That Can’t Wait

End-of-Life Care: The Conversation That Can’t Wait

By Heidi Lading Kiec Winston Churchill once said, “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is…

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Presbyopia a normal part of aging, but regular eye exams are recommended

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Presbyopia a normal part of aging, but regular eye exams are recommended

By Michael Mahr, M.D., Tribune Content Agency DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’m 43 and have started having trouble with my vision…

Alzheimer’s patients can craft their own care plans

Alzheimer’s patients can craft their own care plans

By Eleanor Laise, Kiplinger’s Retirement Report Caring for someone with dementia can present a host of difficult questions. When should…

Knowing When to Decide

Knowing When to Decide

Aging in a New Home By Megy Karydes LaManda Joy comes across a tiny wooden box in the back of…

Silver Palate

Silver Palate

Retirement communities dishing up creative meals for senior ‘foodies’ By Nancy Maes  Pictured above: Octopus at The Clare. Photo by…

What Your Body Is Telling You In Your 30s and 40s

What Your Body Is Telling You In Your 30s and 40s

By Morgan Lord When we women leave our 20s and enter our 30s and 40s, we finally peak—comfortable in our…

Time to Grow Old

Time to Grow Old

Through the good and the bad, it’s by grace that we age We’re all getting older, and fast. By the…

Old Arthur Itis

Are the effects of arthritis just something we have to deal with as we age? By Karen Schwartz Ah, getting…

More than Bridge and Bingo

Retirement communities are no longer homes for the old folks By Karen Schwartz Walk into the independent living apartments of…