Posts Tagged "wisdom"

How well do you communicate? It’s an important question for older adults who choose to age in place.

Even more important is your answer – because the better you communicate the better your quality of life can be.

As we age, our vision, hearing and cognitive processing change. In fact, more than 40% of people over age 65 report hearing problems and 26% have writing problems, according to research published in the National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.

Older adults don’t see, hear and understand the same as they always did. Unfortunately, that ca…

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Kids are learning online, why not you?

By Michele McGovern
September 7th, 2020 Health & Wellness No Comments

Back to school, and most kids are learning online. Why not you, too? Now’s the time to gain skills and new knowledge with online learning.

You know the saying, You’re never too old to learn something new. Even better, researchers recently found older adults benefit from online learning more than anyone ever thought.

Research published in the Interactive Journal of Medical Research found older adults who took online courses reduced feelings of loneliness and isolation.

And a Harvard Medical School study found learning helps older adults keep their memory strong and …

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Champagne glasses, new year, four decisions

What if we approached the New Year in the way a bride approaches her wedding day? We would not have to worry ourselves with well-intentioned New Year resolutions. Instead, we’d simply decide on four things to take into the new year—“something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.”

Most of us are familiar with this traditional English wedding rhyme that dates to the nineteenth century. In its shortened contemporary version (“and a sixpence in her shoe” is seldom used), the rhyme contains the clues to the “four good-luck objects…a bride…

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simple life

Remember that song by Tony Bennett, “Give Me the Simple Life?”

I don’t believe in frettin’ and grievin’;
Why mess around with strife?
I never was cut out to step and strut out.
Give me the simple life.

Some find it pleasant dining on pheasant.
Those things roll off my knife;
Just serve me tomatoes; and mashed potatoes;
Give me the simple life.

A cottage small is all I’m after,
Not one that’s spacious and wide.
A house that rings with joy and laughter
And the ones you love inside.

Some like the high road, I like the low road,
Free from the care and …

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goal setting for seniors-bucket list

“It ain’t over till it’s over,” so wherever you are on your journey—retired, semi-retired, planning to retire, still working—keep setting goals. Why? Because life is a continuum. So, what if I told you the end goal of life is to attain wisdom?

Researchers have identified wisdom as a positive predictor of successful aging. Happiness is deeply rooted in wisdom. It’s not surprising, then, that researchers such as Drs. Monika Ardelt, sociologist, and V. Jeste, neuropsychiatrist would suggest that seniors should set as their goal to attain and grow in wisdom. He…

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