Posts Tagged "seniors"

road with trees

Imagine. You’re taking a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway
cocooned by a forestry of trees, soothed by the cool mountain air and serenaded
by Ella Fitzgerald’s “Summertime and the living is easy.”  Well, maybe, you don’t have to imagine. Why
not actually take a road trip where you can move at your own pace and savor the
beauty of nature? But not just any road trip—the best road trip routes in the
United States!

The verdict is out! According to Geotab research, they have the scoop on the top 50 routes. Here are the top 10 scored out of 100:

Geotab Resea…

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Another Reason to Sing!

By Etta Hornsteiner
February 25th, 2019 Health & Wellness 1 Comment
singing garden statues -benefits of singing

“I sing because I’m happy! I sing because I’m free!”

These are two lines from the song I love to sing in the shower, and I sing them at the top of my voice. Why do you sing? Singing is a wonderful activity which has all sorts of benefits—physical, psychological and emotional, and social. It’s like that health drink that promises to treat every malady under the sun on a cloudy day, except that singing truly does. There is a yet another benefit of singing that I don’t hear people talk much about and I wonder why. I don’t think it’s because we’re not awa…

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Immune boosters for body and soul

By Etta Hornsteiner
December 3rd, 2018 Health & Wellness No Comments
immune boosters for seniors

The holidays are here and so is winter, bringing with it freezing temperatures, cold winds and snow—coughs, sneezes, runny noses, colds and flu. Even if you have gotten your flu shot, it is still wise to fortify your fortress—your immune system—against unwanted visitors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that during most flu seasons in the United States, an estimated 90% of flu-related deaths and 50% to 60% of flu-related illnesses occur in people aged 65 or older. Here are some immune boosters for seniors from handwashing to essential oils to for…

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People over the age of 50 are more tech savvy than any previous generation. The last of the Boomers and early Generation X kids have seen a variety of technological advances during their lifetimes — mobile phones, the Internet, HD television and virtual reality.

Technology gets less expensive and more powerful each year. Now there are more ways for people over the age of 50 to use smart phones to live healthier lives, save money and time, and connect to the individuals and entertainment at the touch of a finger.

One of the most promising and influential trends in tec…

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friends at any age - seniors boomers

This is the first post in our series about the potential for rich life transformation for Boomers and Seniors through the natural occurrence of loss and grief.  A loss is a part of life and everyone will inevitably experience it at some point. A big challenge many face understanding the loss, accepting the grief and powering up to move toward a new reality…sometimes maybe even a better one.  So, it is about life transitions, but more than that.  

One of the Friends Life Care Care Coordinators brings this heart-warming story.  It is about the sense of loss associate…

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