Healthy Aging including Sleep

Healthy aging is about self-care with vitamins and nourishment and getting good night sleep. Healthy aging is also outlined as living an extended, healthier life. As we get older, we need to keep lively to maintain our our bodies and system in shape. The older a person gets the much less his body want to … Continue reading

Activities for Seniors and Nursing Home Activities for Seniors

Hi, my name is Sally and my passion is working with activities for seniors and providing nursing home activities and assisting seniors in nursing home, assisted living, and memory care facilities. I have many gifts and talents and one gift given to me was music. I share my music in a variety of ways singing,harmonica … Continue reading

The Reasons Why You Should Consider Making a Difference as a Hospice Volunteer

There are many ways to volunteer and give back to your community, but volunteering at a hospice care center is certainly one of the most rewarding and fulfilling ways. This type of volunteer opportunity isn’t just a way for kind-hearted people to work with ailing patients; it’s a way for all involved to develop real … Continue reading

How To Help Aging Loved Ones Live Independently

Trying to care for a loved one who is getting older is tough enough, but keeping them independent can sometimes seem like an impossible task. There are several ways seniors can stay young and remain independent with very little effort needed. This includes a few simple aids to daily living and some very unusual homecare … Continue reading

Straight Talk for Seniors: Key Policy Concerns involving ACA

In the coming weeks and months, there will be much discussion about programs and issues that will affect older Americans and their families. NCOA, our national partner in advocacy and education around ACA repeal, Medicare/Medicaid and the Older Americans Act, has launched Straight Talk for Seniors®. Straight Talk for Seniors® provides information for older adults, … Continue reading

Advocacy Follow-Up: The Incoming Administration and Seniors

For those of you who joined the LAAAC monthly advocacy call, we heard from Nationwide advocacy leader NCOA, and statewide advocacy leader Health Access. In order for LAAAC and our members to engage in national and statewide advocacy, we partner with these organizations to advance advocacy strategy in local district offices. We will work with … Continue reading

Caring for Seniors in Their Own Home

Quite a few senior citizens have no wish to relinquish their autonomy. They want to stay in their own home, where they are familiar and comfortable, rather than relocating to a nursing home, or even an assisted living facility. Caring for the elderly is something that home health care agencies provide. They employ skilled and … Continue reading

Tips for Caregivers When Dealing with Seniors

When parents and loved ones get older, many times the care of the person falls to their children or other relatives who live in close proximity. Caring for a senior that has multiple health problems that are treated on a daily basis is something that is difficult for most people. The reason is that the … Continue reading

5 Ideas for Celebrating Grandparents and forging Deeper Bonds with Family

(BPT) – There’s no arguing grandparents have special relationships with their grandchildren. Whether they are a couple hours’ drive away or a flight across the country, distance doesn’t dissolve this bond. National Grandparents Day happens every September, but grandparents and families shouldn’t have to limit the celebration to just one day of the year. Here … Continue reading

Bocce, a Sport the Elderly Can Play

Bocce can be one of the most exciting, easy and relaxing sports an older person can do. The rules are very basic and once you learn them you will be able to start right away (after you buy a Bocce set of course). You will be able to play the game in your yard or … Continue reading

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