Home Care Hero: BreAnna Kruyer

Home Care Hero: BreAnna Kruyer

Right at Home For many residents of long-term care facilities, the coronavirus pandemic has increased their loneliness, anxiety, and fear.…

‘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…

Staying Safe and Engaged in Senior Communities During Pandemic

Staying Safe and Engaged in Senior Communities During Pandemic

Above photo: The Cinco de Mayo happy hour cart makes its way around Artis Senior Living. Photo courtesy of Artis…

Shutting Out the Coronavirus Threat for Seniors in Continuing Care Communities

Shutting Out the Coronavirus Threat for Seniors in Continuing Care Communities

With tight restrictions in place at their continuing care retirement community, Tom and Janice Showler are getting on each other’s…

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…

Loss of balance could signal underlying medical condition

Loss of balance could signal underlying medical condition

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My grandmother, who is 82, has no major health issues, but she’s become rather weak and frail…

Annuities that pay off for the sick

Annuities that pay off for the sick

By Eleanor Laise, Kiplinger Retirement Report The vast majority of seniors don’t have long-term-care insurance. For all but the wealthiest,…

New options for seniors to get care at home

New options for seniors to get care at home

By Eleanor Laise, Kiplinger Retirement Report As Americans age and the need for long-term care grows, the options for providing…

How stress affects seniors and how to manage it

How stress affects seniors and how to manage it

Harvard Health Letters We all experience a little stress from time to time. It’s not so hard to handle when…

Childless seniors need to build a safety net

Childless seniors need to build a safety net

By Susan B. Garland, Kiplinger Retirement Report Childless and divorced, Linda Wiesman, 67, is apprehensive about her future. With two…

Studies suggest doctors should cut back on some medications in seniors

Studies suggest doctors should cut back on some medications in seniors

Source: University of Michigan Medical School whatdoctorsknow.com Anyone who takes medicine to get their blood sugar or blood pressure down…

Fight back when drugs are denied

Fight back when drugs are denied

By Eleanor Laise, Kiplinger’s Retirement Report You make a routine trip to the pharmacy to fill a prescription. But the…