Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

History of Christmas Traditions

History tells us that charitable giving has been a common practice for thousands of years. However, the practice of holiday giving & many of our current Christmas traditions were revived or begun in the Victorian era (mid 1830’s-1900). Until that time, celebration of Christmas was largely low-key, if celebrated at all. Interestingly, itRead More

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month 

October is National Protect Your Hearing month and we have enlisted a few local hearing health experts to share some of their knowledge and hearing loss solutions with us. Did you know that: About 20 percent of Americans, 48 million, report some degree of hearing loss. At age 65, one out of threeRead More

Tips in Dealing with Caregiver Stress

“There are only four kinds of people in the world – those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.” — Former First Lady, Rosalyn Carter As Baby Boomers continue to age in record numbers, the role of caregiver will continue to takeRead More

Is Traveling Part of Your Retirement Plan?

One of the number one things new retirees say they are looking forward to doing in their retirement is traveling. Many of us put off travel during our working years for various reasons–lack of funds, lack of time, and even guilt at indulging in something so seemingly impractical. Retirement often offersRead More

A Circle of Experts

The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) has declared May 14-20, 2017 National Senior Move Managers Week. During this recognition week, NASMM and NASMM members around the US, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia will be promoting the value of Senior Move Management and Senior Move Managers’ commitment to assistingRead More

Loss of Transportation Independence one of Many Issues

The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average drivers.” ― Dave Barry, Dave Barry Turns Fifty Studies have found that as we age, the fear of losing ourRead More

Self-Care through Mindful Movement

Thanks to this month’s guest writer Sandy Warren, Yoga Instructor and Body Centric Life Coach! Mindful movement trains you to deeply relax, move and breathe slowly, calm your mind, and fully attend to the present moment. Mindful movement is a way of cultivating peacefulness, joy, and presence in relation to self,Read More

Go Slow and Be Mindful

Thanks to this month’s guest writer Sandy Warren, Yoga Instructor and Body Centric Life Coach! How nice it is to think about slowing down in our fast-paced world. Mindful, or meditative movement is a form of exercise incorporating slow, repetitive movements, as well as a focus on the body and breath, withRead More

Tax Day is Just Around the Corner

ust a reminder that TAX DAY 2017 is just around the corner and, interestingly, it falls on Tuesday, April 18th this year. (When April 15 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, tax returns are due the following Tuesday!) So, if you haven’t already begun to assemble and organize 2016 receipts,Read More

Heart Health Goes Beyond Diet & Exercise

How are you doing with keeping the resolutions we talked about last month? Hope you have stuck with your plan and are seeing good results. Many people resolve to lose weight and, in general, live a more healthy lifestyle. We thought we would take the opportunity in Heart Healthy MonthRead More