This Holiday Season The Upside to Aging Wants to Share Your Caregiving Story

Share your #caregiving story with us. The Upside to Aging is hosting a new series that will run from November 1st through January 1st that shares individual caregiver’s stories throughout the holiday season. The holidays are a fun time to share with friends and family, but for family caregivers, this time can be overwhelming and stressful. We […]

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Chair Yoga with Flow With Fe in Honor of Healthy Aging Month

Guest Post Author: Felicia Gross, LMSW | Flow With Fe This article was orginally posted in September 2018 This month we get a two-in-one special for older adults, and we LOVE it! September is observed as both Healthy Aging Month and Fall Prevention Awareness Month.  And because of this, FLOW with Fe is acknowledging the importance […]

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5 Tips for Making New Friends After Retirement

Guest Post Author Rebecca Greene, MSW, LSW Imagine that you’re 85, and recently moved from your hometown on the West Coast clear across the country, to be close to adult children and grandchildren.  While you’re happy about the move and increased support from living near family, you also find the new living situation a bit […]

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Let’s Talk, Aging: Joe Carella on the Importance of Community Centered Living

Joe Carella is the Executive Director of the Scandinavian Charitable Society of Greater Boston; the parent company of the Scandinavian Living Center and Scandinavian Cultural Center. The design and development of the Scandinavian Living Center in Newton, Massachusetts, is based on the research and principles from his first book, Unlimited Options for Aging. He has shared these concepts […]

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Caregiving Both Ways Chapter Giveaway

Caregiving Both Ways releases on 8/15/19 But we are too excited to wait!!! Read a FREE chapter before it comes out!  Click Here for FREE Chapter Preorder your copy of Caregiving Both Ways today at Amazon.com, Apple Books, Barnes and Noble, and INDIEBOUND! Overcome the Language Barrier of Dementia In Caregiving Both Ways, you’ll find worksheets, exercises, and essential tips for smart, […]

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A Look Back at Year Three in the Upside to Aging!

I can’t believe we are in June!  The time has surely flown by, and I am excited to share a reflection of what’s been happening over the past year.  Year three in the Upside to Aging has sure brought with it some beautiful surprises, and I want to thank YOU for your continued support of […]

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An Interview with Kathryn Harrison and Jaclyn Guenette Illustrator and Author of I Smile For Grandpa

I had an enjoyable chat with Jaclyn Guenette and Kathryn Harrison to discuss their recently released children’s book I Smile for Grandpa.  I Smile for Grandpa is a beautifully illustrated and written children’s book that aims to help parents teach their kids about dementia disease.  Through captivating images of woodland creatures and the fun adventures of the characters […]

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The Upside to Aging Interview on ‘Parents Are Hard To Raise’

I had the incredible opportunity to be a guest on Eldercare Expert Diane Berardi’s show Parents Are Hard to Raise.   It was such a fun experience discussing the work and mission behind The Upside to Aging and offered me the chance to give quick activity ideas to assist family caregivers in their day-to-day care. Parents […]

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Why Is Everyone Talking About Aging In Place?

Originally posted August 2, 2016 Leading experts in the field – AARP, the CDC, and the National Institute on Aging – have all told us that 90% of people have expressed the desire to age in place. This high percentage may not be a total surprise. As discussed in a previous post, the comforts of the home are […]

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