Our attempts to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe during the global pandemic are causing a malady of a different kind—namely, an epidemic of loneliness. Our aging population was already vulnerable to loneliness before this health crisis, with at
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak sweeps across the U.S., many seniors and their caregivers are dealing with serious concerns, especially considering how many older people have succumbed to the disease. Is there a way to protect oneself from the virus?
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, there have been mixed messages about the use of cloth masks as an effective protection against COVID-19. Sadly, the topic has even become a politicized “hot button” in recent months, with emotions running high on
Even for the healthiest and strongest among us, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a huge psychological toll. As the Washington Post reports, nearly half of Americans believe the coronavirus crisis is negatively affecting their mental health, also evidenced by a
We recently had the privilege of speaking about the Foster Grandparent program with Elisa Stutheit with Aging Partners in Lincoln, Nebraska. She offered some in-depth insight about this program designed to provide individuals age 55+ with an opportunity to give back
Being a family caregiver is often something we want to do. Our parent(s) begin to decline in health, and we take it on as our responsibility to care for them. After all, they raised us, took care of us….it’s the