How to Live Past 100

Q. This past year, I became interested in genealogy, and have been compiling my family tree using online resources. With some research, I found that generations before mine have included not-so-distant relatives who have lived … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Who Are the Oldest Living Man, Woman, and Pet Bunny?

Dear Commander Bun Bun, I have read that it has become more common for people to live to be over 100. I am just curious -- do you know who the oldest living man and woman are, what they say their secret is, and who the world’s … [Read more...]

Who Will Be There for Me if I’m Aging Alone?

Q. I am currently 82 years old, and I live by myself in the home I purchased 40 years ago in Northern Virginia. Most of the people I know have grandchildren and evengreat-grandchildren. Throughout my life, I put my career first, … [Read more...]

A New Era of Human Longevity

Happy Birthday Irene Ciuffoletti! Irene Ciuffoletti, a nursing home resident in Pennsylvania, celebrated her 113th birthday last week with other residents, enjoying cake and music. A widow for more than half a century, … [Read more...]

Helping Seniors with Winter Hazards

Dear Baxter, The forecast calls for a huge snowstorm, and my mother lives alone. She is having a tough time with the bitter cold weather as it is, and the snow that they are calling for can be dangerous. Do you have any … [Read more...]

Stop Playing Those Mind Games?!?

Example of a Lumosity Game Brain teasers and mind games sure seem like a good way to keep your mind sharp. In fact, in a recent study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics, it was found that cognitive exercises … [Read more...]

Seniors Should Be Thankful For This. . .

This week, we celebrate Thanksgiving, making it an ideal time to give thanks and reflect on the positive things that have happened over the past year. Below are twelve of our blog articles from 2015 that make us and many of our … [Read more...]

Hospitals are Required to Train a Family Caregiver Prior to Discharge

  Photo from US News Q. My father, Marty, was in a serious car accident last year, where he broke several bones. During the week that followed his discharge from the hospital, my step-mother, Carolyn, struggled as she … [Read more...]

New Models of Support for Aging in Place

Most American seniors choose to live independently as long as possible, while maintaining strong relationships with family and friends. A major concern, however, is access to the support and services they need. There is a growing … [Read more...]

Secrets of Centenarians

Q. The other day, I was reading about Susannah Mushatt Jones, who turned 116 last month in New York. She was born in 1899 and retired in 1965. She never smoked or drank, and says lots of sleep is the secret to her longevity. I … [Read more...]