Exercising When Older

The media frequently reminds those of us who are older to get sufficient physical activity and exercise, at least 30 minutes a day.  This is an easier task when we are in our 60s but progressively becomes more difficult.  It is never simple to maintain a consistent schedule and keep up with both aerobic and strength exercises.  As…

Safety Packaging

There is very little that is more aggravating on a day to day basis as the frustration of opening packages of food, bottles of medicine, liquid bottles, and purchased over the counter drugs. Millennials take these inconveniences for granted, never really questioning the origin and implications for older Americans. In 1982, in the Chicago suburb…

Friendship Bracelet

A lovely complement as we are growing older are the young grandchildren in our lives. This past week I visited with my five-year old grandson. He was amassing friendship bracelets to give to his class on their preschool graduation day. He insisted I take one and wear it. A friendship bracelet is a decorative bracelet,…