Month: January 2018

Do Pets Make Good Companions for Seniors?

Although many people believe that pets make good companions for their aging parents, not everyone agrees. We decided to look into the advantages and disadvantages of seniors having a pet in their home. When most people think of having pets in their home, they usually mean cats or dogs. But, there are other pets that…

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A Grandmother’s Legacy

My mother was an artist from the time she was a young girl living in the hardscrabble land of the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the 1920’s and 30’s. After spending her early years in a one-room country school, she attended St. Ignace High School for several years until her parents moved to the…

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Balanced Fitness Programs for Seniors: A Step, Pedal, and Stretch in the Right Direction

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) position statement entitled: “Guidelines for the Promotion of Physical Activity for Older Persons” states that most elderly people can find a physically active lifestyle beneficial and that simply being active trumps the actual type of physical activity they may engage in. “There are many different kinds of physical activity which are beneficial…

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