Common Myths About Older Persons

To enhance my skills in working with older persons, I’ve recently started an online course in gerontology. In the first of 11 modules, I was reminded about the common stereotypes that many people have about seniors. But before we try to influence others, first check our own assumptions and beliefs. How many of the below […]

One Solution to Two Problems Affecting Seniors

Especially in Florida, there is an abundance of senior living communities which seem designed to insure that older persons rarely, if ever, have any interaction with younger people.  While this may work for some of us, there is increasingly a different alternative. This week I attended Intergenerational Seniors: Tackling Affordable Housing & Loneliness, sponsored by […]

10 Keys to Active Longetivity

When asked where we want to live later in life, most of us will quickly respond, “exactly where I already am.”  But to increase your odds of continuing to live an active lifestyle, you may want to consider how your current location rates on these factors, excerpted from The 10 Keys to Active Longetivity. Strategic […]

Caregiving Technology Pioneers

On Friday, June 22, I attended the 2nd Annual Caregiving Symposium, hosted by the South Florida Institute of Aging (SoFIA).  At a particularly interesting session on caregiving technology pioneers, I learned about these new products focused on helping those of us who care for family and friends: PAPA – Grandkids On-Demand – College students are […]