Post-holiday loneliness takes a toll on seniors

The 55-plus community my mother lives in has a weekly get-together at its clubhouse. Everyone who chooses to come brings a food item to share; visiting with one another includes the goings-on in their lives: who welcomed grandchildren, who’s expecting visitors and talk of current events. Showing up at last week’s gathering were only nine [...]

By |2019-04-08T17:55:25-07:00December 27th, 2018|Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Local seniors left scarred by wildfires

On the heels of the Borderline shooting, Allison, a Senior Concerns case manager, was knocking on doors of the occupants of the senior low-income housing complex where she works. She was concerned the residents were isolated in their apartments watching the 24/7 coverage of the massacre, feeling shocked and frightened. Allison encouraged them to come [...]

By |2019-01-23T19:02:58-08:00December 13th, 2018|Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Free seminar set for seniors, families, caregivers

The elder-care and estate-planning law firm of Terri Hilliard will offer a free seminar for seniors, their families and caregivers. Neurologist Dr. Liliana Cohen will give a presentation titled “Alzheimer’s Research and the New Brain” and Martha Shapiro, director of programs with Senior Concerns, will present “Ahead of the Curve: Expanding the Options for Seniors [...]

By |2019-01-23T19:03:09-08:00December 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Stressless ‘CHAIRity’ promotion raises funds for organizations across the US

Beginning November 21, Ekornes Inc. will offer Stressless® customers a discount of $200 on select furniture with a $50 donation to a charity of their choice. Ekornes, Norwegian maker of ergonomic Stressless recliners, sofas and dining furniture, has been offering this seasonal ‘CHAIRity’ promotion since 2007, which is available at dealers nationwide. Through its national [...]

By |2018-12-13T16:32:23-08:00December 6th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Laughter Really Is the Best Medicine

QUESTION:  We’ve all heard and probably even said the following sayings: Laugh and the world laughs with you; Laughter is good for your health; and Laughter is the best medicine.  What about laughter makes it so good for us?   ANSWER:  Laughter and a sense of humor actually play a big part in helping us [...]

By |2018-12-12T18:06:30-08:00December 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments