Clutter — it stresses us out, bogs us down and makes our lives feel chaotic. For many older adults, clutter can also be a household hazard, threatening to cause debilitating falls. From stray shoes to piles of books, seemingly harmless objects can become some of biggest sources of mental and physical strife.
Growing gardens is one of the most enjoyable pastimes for older adults, and it offers significant health benefits to boot. Because many seniors spend a great deal of time indoors, they often suffer from vitamin D deficiency, which has been shown to cause cardiovascular and neurological problems.
It’s often said that for people to be truly happy, they must take responsibility for their own happiness rather than looking for it in other places. But in many cases, we don’t always know what to do to start the process.
Having time to travel is one of the greatest benefits of retirement. You now have the freedom to explore new places, catch up with old friends and spend more time with family. But senior travel also comes with its challenges — and chief among them is determining what to pack.
You know exercise is good for you, and you’d always made an effort to participate in favorite physical activities to stay fit and active. But as we get older, certain types of exercise may not be as appealing or practical as they once were. There’s one healthy activity that can be done by most people […]
For those of us with grandchildren, retirement has yet another perk: spending quality time with these little ones and becoming more involved in their lives. But whether they live close by or only visit once a year, you may be wondering about creative activities that will keep them happy and make your time together even […]
Your retirement is the perfect time to go see all the places you’ve always wanted to see and do all the things you’ve always wanted to do. But it’s important to keep in mind that traveling as an older adult is a little different than traveling in your younger years.
Whether you read for pleasure, education or a combination of the two, there’s no denying having extra time to read is one of the greatest benefits of retirement. Before you retired, your nightstand was piled high with books you’d been meaning to begin.
College attendance is rising, and not just among high school grads and twenty-something graduate students. More and more older adults are heading back to school, and their enrollment rate is actually rising faster than traditionally college-aged students.
After spending at least 40 hours a week—and nearly every week of the year, for several decades—invested in a career, adjusting to retirement can be a challenge.