Tips for Seniors

Senior Safety in Summertime Heat

Senior Safety in Summertime Heat

Tips for SeniorsThe elderly are more prone to heat stress than their younger counterparts. Seniors may have difficulty adapting to changes in temperature, they could have a medical condition, or they could be taking medication that affects the ability to regulate...

Real Life Stories-Strategies for Independent Living

Real Life Stories-Strategies for Independent Living

Tips for SeniorsAging in place can be easy if you choose the right place and plan ahead for future needs. Robert (Bob) and Fran Randolph have done both. The Randolphs live in a spacious condo in the Kentlands neighborhood of Gaithersburg, a welcoming community that is...

Tips to Stay Healthy and Hydrated

Tips to Stay Healthy and Hydrated

Tips for SeniorsDehydration is a very serious condition for people of any age and happens to be a widespread risk that is easily overlooked, especially for seniors. The next time you feel unusually tired, weak or lightheaded, take a moment to recall how much water or...

Seniors & Pets

Seniors & Pets

Tips for SeniorsMore than any other age group, Senior Citizens need and appreciate the company of a good family pet; especially a dog. When contemplating the possibility of bringing a new dog into a senior’s home, it is important to consider both the age of the senior...

Depression and Seniors: What to Look Out For

Depression and Seniors: What to Look Out For

Tips for SeniorsMental health and depression have been in the spotlight ever since the recent suicide of Robin Williams that so tragically demonstrated no one is immune to the disorder. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that 6.5 million seniors...

Study Sheds Light on Broadening Hunger Problem

Study Sheds Light on Broadening Hunger Problem

Tips for SeniorsDusti Ridge leans on her cane and waits patiently for her number to be called at Bread for the City, a food bank in southeast Washington, D.C. When she hears "56," she steps into the nonprofit group's pantry to find out what she'll be eating for the...

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