Fun Ideas

Celebrate Autumn

October 15, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

Autumn is a season of harvest and reflection in many cultures around the world. The traditional celebrations held this time of year can be religious or secular, but they all have one thing in common: they are marked by festivities that are fun. Here are some ways to celebrate fall!  Make traditional autumn meals and […]

8 Discount Travel Tips for Senior Road Trippers

September 1, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

1) Call Ahead. The next time you plan to travel by car, ask about a “senior adult discount” at the hotels, restaurants, parks, museums and other places you’ll be visiting to find out whether they offer these discounts. Often, they’re not publicized. 2) Surf the Internet. If you have a preferred hotel accommodation, check their […]

Man (and Woman’s) Best Friend?

June 15, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

Have you been thinking about getting a pet, but hesitating to make the commitment?  In a 2013 study, “Pet Ownership and Cardiovascular Risk,” the American Heart Association says that owning a dog is good for the heart. “Pet ownership, particularly dog ownership, is probably associated with a decreased risk of heart disease,” Dr. Glenn N. […]

9 Fun Father’s Day Activities

June 1, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

This year, Father’s Day is June 18. Are you a dad or granddad? If so, we’ve got nine suggestions for making this a fun time to spend with your children or grandchildren — and receive some health benefits as a bonus!  1) Go Fishing There’s more to fishing than rods, hooks and worms. Bond with […]

Home Is Where the Heart (and Happiness) Is

April 15, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

Are you ready to par-tay? Of course, as we age, we’re no longer interested in living in a chaotic college dorm or going to wild frat parties, but most of us do enjoy being around people. Social interactions allow us to share our joys and problems, try new things and activities, and bring us happiness. […]

Volunteer Today

March 15, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

Volunteering is rewarding. It makes you feel like you are giving back and helping people. It also helps change the perception people have about older adults. By using your talents and skills — and time —in a variety of ways, seniors demonstrate that they are active, involved and crucial to a healthy community.  Your first […]

Spring Fling!

March 1, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

Active seniors can celebrate spring, sunshine and joys of the season with these 10 activities that benefit the body, mind, and spirit. Visit a farmers market S” is for spring — and strawberries, spinach and sugar snap peas! Fresh produce, fruits, and handcrafted items are usually available at weekend farmers markets that are very popular […]

Book Shelf

February 15, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

The benefits of reading for senior adults are many: Reduces stress Provides mental stimulation Helps you gain knowledge and expand vocabulary Improves memory Looking for a good book to download on your Kindle or check out from your local library? Here are four suggestions. My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King The […]

5 Fun Things to Do for Valentine’s Day

February 1, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples – anyone, even singles, can enjoy this holiday! It’s the perfect time to show love and affection to all the people you care about and even show some special attention to those less fortunate in your community. Here are five ways to celebrate February 14th. Make the Day Festive […]

Home for the Holidays

December 1, 2016 | Patricia Wuest

The holiday season — Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa — can be a wonderful time of year if you’ve got grandchildren around. Have you ever marveled at those grandparents who find it effortless to spend time doing fun things with their grandkids? Finding holiday-themed activities to do with your grandkids doesn’t have to be elaborate or […]