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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Ready to Retire: 7 of the Best U.S. Cities For Retirement

Guest Post Author: Traci Magus | Dunes Properties At some point in your life, retirement probably seemed like a faraway dream. Now that you’re no longer working a 9-5 and have finally built a sizeable nest egg, it’s time to start thinking about the next step. For many older adults, that next step is figuring […]

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Budget-Friendly Healthy Eating Tips for Older Adults

Guest Post Author: Jordan Wingate |  Grace Ridge Retirement Community March is National Nutrition Month! Making informed food decisions and developing sound eating habits is an important part of healthy living, but for older adults on a budget, it can be difficult to make the healthiest choices. Fortunately, there’s plenty of free information available online […]

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The Benefits of Animal Therapy for Older Adults Living with Dementia

Guest Post Author: Jackie Gutierrez | St. Paul’s Senior Services The Benefits of Animal Therapy for Seniors There are many ways that senior men and women can go about improving their health. Regular exercise, proper dieting, and routine medical checkups are among the most important and well-known ways to ensure optimal health well into the […]

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The Upside to Aging Awarded Top 15 Aging Youtubers

Thank you Feedspot Blog Reader for the recent recognition of our YouTube Channel.  We are so excited the Let’s Talk, Aging series is among such great Aging Youtube Channels! Check out Feedspot Blog Readers post announcing the Top 15 Aging Youtube Channels To Follow in 2019 https://blog.feedspot.com/aging_youtube_channels/. Congratulations Winners!! National Institute on Aging – NIH AgingGorgeously […]

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Simple Steps You Can Take Now to Safeguard Your Home for the Older Adults in Your Life

Guest Post Author: Sharad Chhakara  | Safe Home for Elderly An annual trip to your grandparents to celebrate Christmas is a perfect time to make sure our older relatives and loved ones are doing better than they may be willing to inform us. One of them would be falling. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: […]

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