Watching game shows on TV has always been a fun household activity for many. The Senior population especially. Studies have shown that TV viewing does increase after age 55 – although all media usage, including television, decreases among the oldest members of society, those over age 84. It seems that for the younger old, at least,
Welcome to June – here are ideas to stay busy while indoors staying cool this summer. Grab a new book Summer is a great time to start a new book. Or, a nice alternative to reading is to consider audio books. Local libraries usually have multiple options of Books on Tape or CD’s or there
Many studies have looked at the benefits of a number of various creative and artistic activities for seniors. It’s been shown that engaging in a creative hobby helps reduce the risk of dementia and preserve memory. Painting and drawing would obviously make use of one’s imagination allowing to create vivid images of houses, people, and
Pour me a glass please… You may have heard about resveratrol, a compound in red wine and grape juice that seems to slow aging. Speculation from various studies online found that resveratrol-fed mice had stronger bones and better motor coordination, and showed fewer “old age” problems like heart disease, inflammation, and cataracts.
Healthy Eating is more important than ever as we start to age. You might remember the food pyramid, but the USDA recently unveiled a simpler way to help people see what they should eat each day. It’s called MyPlate (https://www.choosemyplate.gov/). The simple graphic on the site shows exactly how the five food