Village Life For The Elderly

Imagine picking up the phone, calling a neighbor, asking for a ride to the airport or to accompany you to a doctor’s appointment, no questions asked. Need snow shoveled? Just ask. Organizations such as the Village Movement are becoming more popular. The Village...
Myths about Alzheimer’s Disease

Myths about Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease can be a scary and confusing fate for many elderly people in America. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about the disease. In this article, we will explore some of the common myths about Alzheimer’s disease and explain why they are...
Car Keys and Your Aging Parent

Car Keys and Your Aging Parent

As you’re just learning to drive, car keys represent adulthood and freedom. Our parents told us those keys come with a lot of responsibility. They drill into us to drive safely, not to be reckless. We were told to always have our seatbelts on. These days, we tell our...
Gen X Preparing for Retirement

Gen X Preparing for Retirement

We often think of Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation as retirement age, but Gen X is almost there themselves. Gen X refers to the generation of individuals born between 1965 and 1976. As you continue to prepare for retirement, it is important to establish a plan...
Retirement Planning for Those Without Children

Retirement Planning for Those Without Children

According to the AARP, more than 20% of retirees by 2040 will not have children. There is a growing population of people who do not have any children, and more of them are reaching retirement age. Preparing for retirement without children to lean on for support may be...
Allergies in the Spring For Seniors

Allergies in the Spring For Seniors

When the weather warms up, the plants and trees get ready for the new season. And while that means that Springtime beauty is fast approaching, it also means that many seniors will struggle with seasonal allergies. Allergy season can be a real problem for many seniors....
Pet Companionship for Elderly Loved Ones

Pet Companionship for Elderly Loved Ones

When caring for your elderly loved one, it can be easy to notice social isolation, boredom, helplessness, and physical issues taking their toll. One way to help with these issues is a pet. Research and Pet Care For Seniors Research has shown pets benefit seniors by...

Eating Disorders in the Elderly

When we think of eating disorders, we often think of young adults and teenagers. Generally, the topic of eating disorders (EDs) is commonly discussed with younger people, but they can occur at any age. In fact, eating disorders in elderly individuals is a growing...

New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers: Emotional

Adapted from the Wall Street Journal, December 30, 2021 Here’s another Caregiver “Key Step” from SafeHarbor for a positive, healthy 2022. According to the Wall Street Journal, 53 million unpaid family caregivers, mostly women, are physically, emotionally &...
Surviving Spouse: Learning to Live Alone

Surviving Spouse: Learning to Live Alone

After the loss of your partner, it can be hard to learn to live alone again. As the surviving spouse, you may have to take on more responsibilities to ensure that you and your home are well taken care of. For many people, this could be the first time they are truly...