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Elder Abuse in the United States

Like most types of abuse, elder abuse is believed to be significantly underreported worldwide. Most studies have found that, in the...

Is Aging in Place The Right Choice?

The matter of an aging person’s housing arrangements may be the single most important factor in determining the level of independence and...

Preparing Elders for Winter - Part 2

For seniors, a harsh winter season can bring on a variety of unique challenges. In a previous blog post, the team at Senior Steps...

Preparing Elders for Winter - Part 1

With the recent floods and tornado warnings, harsh weather is on the brain and for many of us, it’s a good time to start preparing our...

Tips for fighting loneliness in Elders

Loneliness, the feeling of isolation and disconnection from other people in our lives, is a common issue. Everyone feels it at one point...

Eating healthy into Elderhood

Nutrition heavily factors into our health, physical and mental, at every stage of life. In elderhood, it’s especially important to get...

The Stress of Caregiving

As our parents, friends, and relatives age into elderhood, their lives and our lives change in often unexpected ways. The independence of...

Predatory Scams against Elders

Just this month, a grand jury in Santa Barbara, California indicted a man accused of running a Ponzi scheme and scamming dozens of...

Nature and Happiness for Elders

There is a term coined by journalist Richard Louv that describes a feeling that many of us have experienced. The term is “Nature-Deficit...

The Importance of a Daily Routine

Retirement can be one of the most exhilarating and empowering moments of our lives. As we finish our long (and hopefully fruitful!)...

The End of the Pandemic

As we finally see the light at the end of the tunnel with the COVID-19 pandemic, it certainly is a strange feeling for all of us to...

Staying Hydrated for Elders

Since we were children, many of us have had the importance of staying hydrated hammered into our heads. “Drink 8 glass of water per day!”...

The difficult role of caregiving

One of the most life-changing events that occurs in our life is when we get older and can no longer care for ourselves and our...

Virtual socializing and mental health

One of the most stressful parts of growing older is the increased isolation from our peers and the world in general. As we retire and...