Category Archives: Senior Issues

The Importance of Socialization As You Age

As social creatures, we depend on other human beings for our very survival. This starts at the beginning of our lives. At birth human babies are among the most dependent mammals on earth. We depend on human relationships throughout our lives to fulfill our needs for love and intimacy, education and careers, spirituality and emotional bonding. Continue reading

Keeping Your Bones Strong and Healthy

Chances are, you think a lot about what you eat and how you exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But, do you ever actually think about your bones? If not, you should, because your bones are alive and teeming with cells that breakdown and rebuild bone throughout your life. Continue reading

A Look At Social Security And How It Effects You

Social Security effects virtually everyone. You’re either old enough to collect it or you’ve been paying for it your entire working life. But how much do you know about Social Security and how it effects you? Understanding Social Security becomes even more important as you approach retirement age – even if you don’t plan on retiring. Continue reading

Battling Depression

Depression is one of the largest health concerns facing the medical community today. It affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide and the number of diagnosed patients is increasing twenty percent each year. Depression takes its toll not only on the mind but on the body as well. Sadly, only a small fraction of those who show signs of clinical depression are receiving treatment for the disease. This is an increasing concern because depression is most prevalent in people ages 45-68. Continue reading

How stress impacts your life

In psychology, stress is the feeling of strain or pressure. In biology, stress is the body’s method of reacting to a challenge. In everyday life, however, stress is simply anything that saps you of your energy, mood or just plain makes life hard. Stress is linked to a myriad of health concerns and causes everyone, at one point or another, to feel some sort of inner struggle. Stress is natural and manageable, but needs to be properly understood in order to deal with. So how does stress affect your life?
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Good Part Time Jobs for Seniors

Good Part Time Jobs for Seniors

As you age and transition into retirement, it’s often necessary or even healthy to pick up a part time job. Staying active while earning a little extra income is a great way to spend time as you get older. For seniors, picking the right part time job is a matter of choosing work that is physically accommodating as well as intellectually stimulating. Below are a few part time job ideas that are well suited for seniors. Continue reading