I grew up listening to stories about my colorful family: about Uncle Christian Wilhelm who went to Russia with Napoleon, great-great-great grandpa who fought in the American Civil War, my aunt Norma who made tiny toys and danced under the moon.
It’s an old story about being old.
Suddenly, there’s all this extra time to fill. Your body is weird and doesn’t work the way it used to. It’s too easy to watch TV or surf online and wait for something to happen.
REGION — Growing Older Together (GOT) is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that provides members, aged 60 and older, both the practical means and the social connections to live independently in their homes.
Native plants walk and photography workshop
The combination of the post-World War II baby boom and breakthroughs in medical research is causing the aging population in the United States to surge.
Exercise is essential for a healthy mind and body, but it’s just one piece of the puzzle. Pairing a brain healthy diet with daily movement will create a longer, happier and more comfortable life.
Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life, weakening their thinking, remembering, reasoning and ability to care for one’s self. Dementia is not a disease, but rather a set of symptoms.
HONESDALE—Kathy Gouldsbury loves her job.
As director of social services at Ellen Memorial Healthcare Center in Honesdale, she’s responsible for much of the paperwork that keeps the place moving, but what makes her face light up is the people.
ELDRED, NY — About $3 billion a year. That’s the estimate of the losses absorbed by older Americans as a result of financial abuse.
REGION — Volunteer teams from Growing Older Together (GOT) and Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support (SEEDS) recently completed a joint project of energy-efficiency upgrades for local senior citizens who are members of GOT.