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Through the GenerationsLessons in Longevity

Our “Lessons in Longevity” column discovers and shares the secrets we seek from our elders on how to live a long and happy life. For this issue, I stopped by Palm Desert’s Joslyn Center. The Joslyn Center is always active and the energy positive and bright.  There I met 91-year Read more…

Medical NewsExercise, Balance and Fall Prevention

Exercise is the single most important factor in maintaining healthy balance and preventing falls. In fact, exercise can also eliminate some types of chronic dizziness! The key is in knowing what kind of exercises to do. Not all exercises are equally beneficial. Many people mistakenly believe that walking is the Read more…

Through the GenerationsHow to Prepare for the Loss of a Loved One…A Daughter’s Perspective

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My mother recently passed away at the age of 87. She started putting her affairs in order when she was 63. She was a wonderful woman for many reasons, and since her passing I’ve become aware of how fortunate we were to be able to “be present with her” during Read more…

Through the GenerationsTips For The Caregiver

Wayne Newton’s hit song Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast was about a boy trying to keep up with a father too busy to pay attention to the young child scurrying to keep up with him. The other end of the spectrum is a caregiver walking ahead of their charge, Read more…

Through the GenerationsMy 95 Year Old Grandfather Loves Eating Fats

My grandfather, Sam Katz of Rancho Mirage, is 95 and lives a happy healthy life. He travels and maintains a busy, active lifestyle. He battled high cholesterol in the past, but learned that eating good fats could actually help his condition. Through re-creating his diet, he has managed to live Read more…

Through the GenerationsHow Did I Get Here? Realizing When It’s Time

Mom at 95 with her caretaker and friend, Sandra

As the years pass, some daily activities become a little more difficult. Perhaps we have an injury or the body can no longer do what the mind thinks it can. Take my mother for instance, at 92 years young, she decided to remove a vine from a tree. Needless to Read more…

Through the GenerationsAre You and Your Home “Senior Ready”?

Surveys by AARP state that 90% of Americans over 50 years of age want to remain in their homes as they age. “Aging in Place” is the new term coined to reference the ability to continue to live in one’s home safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or Read more…

Financial HealthOn Your Road to Retirement…Don’t Forget Mom and Dad

A wild card in any financial plan is the aging process. Longevity coupled with incapacity can decimate a family’s resources, forcing adult children to contribute to their parent’s support and jeopardize their own retirement. Long-term care insurance can mitigate the financial obligation, but only when the insured is unable to Read more…

Through the GenerationsWhen Should I Hire A Caregiver?

Fear of losing their independence is the primary concern of older adults. Take Mrs. Weeks, who fell and lay on the ground for three hours before being found by the gardener. She was given an ultimatum by her family, either go to a nursing home or hire an in-home caregiver. Read more…