In the Spotlight
Senior Fraud Awareness Day – National Senior Fraud Awareness Day is observed on May 15 every year. Its objective is to raise awareness of fraudulent schemes older adults often fall prey.
Stay Independent by Checking Your Risk of a Fall – Falls Prevention Awareness Week spotlights steps older adults can take to remain injury-free.
Spam & Scam – 68.4 million Americans have fallen victim to a phone scam in the past 12 months; a large jump from 59.4 million in 2021 and 56 million in 2020.
Share Your Outdoor Story – The second annual contest seeks stories that touched hearts, inspired laughter, and created memorable experiences in the great outdoors for the chance to win high-valued prizes.
New Year’s Eve Vintage Viewing – Bring in the New Year with these classic performances from the 20th century.
How to Get Skeptical Patients Comfortable With Virtual Medicine – Even as virtual medicine services become more readily available within medical clinics, there will always be those patients who are unsure about whether or not they should explore such a treatment option.
‘Give A Little Bit’ – “There has never been a more important time to increase attention and support our senior neighbors. For so many, the isolation and loneliness we all experienced through the pandemic is their everyday way of life. “Give a Little Bit” shows us that it only takes a small act to make a huge difference,” said Kristine Templin, Meals on Wheels America Chief Development Officer.
Search. Find. Help. – Online library connects organizations to 300 resources that can help older adults and their caregivers.
ASA Brings Together 21 Leaders In Aging – In a first of its kind partnership with 37 diverse national and global associations and organizations, the American Society on Aging (ASA) and Age Wave announces The Legacy Interviews, hosted by famed author and aging expert, Ken Dychtwald, PhD.
Aging Expert Lisa M. Cini Shares Five Ways To Destress – For National Stress Awareness Month, Lisa M. Cini, founder of Mosaic Design Studio, Curator of BestLivingTech.com and author of BOOM: The Baby Boomers Guide to Leveraging Technology, So That You Can Preserve Your Independent Lifestyle & Thrive provides simple and approachable ways to manage stress and have a more balanced lifestyle.
Flowering Your Mind – “Brighten your mood, relieve tension, and even change the course of your life,” says Suzanne Faith RN, in her new book, Flowering Your Mind.
Digital Clock-Drawing Test Can Detect Alzheimer’s Biomarkers in Individuals with No Symptoms – A Linus Health new test that can be completed in less than three minutes enables simple and accurate detection of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.
Michael Douglas Shares Life Lessons – Golden Globe, Emmy, and Oscar Award-winning actor shares his thoughts about his career, family, fatherhood, and the future in the April/May Issue of AARP The Magazine.
Downsizing for Retirement: A Step-By-Step Guide – Downsizing for retirement takes planning, hard work and time. It involves organizing your current home, donating unwanted items, putting your house up for sale and moving to a new location. Some people hire experts to help, while others rely on friends and family for support.
On the Web
A selection of hand-picked resources.
Age-Friendly Communities – Learn about the benefits of creating communities where suports allow seniors to remain living in their homes and communities.
Elder Employment – Whether you are considering a job to make money, stay active, or just enjoy working these tips and resources should help to guide you to your next career.
Seniors Dating & Romance – Navigating the dating scene at any age isn’t always easy. These tips, checklists, and articles will help you to get started.
Grants for Seniors – An organization of volunteers working to guide seniors and retirees when they need help.
Independent Vs. Assisted Living – There are many different types of living arrangements for the elderly, but it is important to understand some major differences between assisted living and independent living. These options can be overwhelming so here is a rundown of what you need to know about these two types of facilities.
Self-Counsel Press Publications
Tips to keep seniors safe from financial scams.
Food & Cooking
Grandma’s Apple Recipes – As I sort through the notebooks and loose sheets of paper to put together my own recipe books of mom’s home cooking I am looking forward to sharing them with all of you and hope that you and yours enjoy the recipes as much as my family does.
Tutu’s Hawaiian Shortbread Cookies – Enjoy this simple recipe for shortbread with a Hawaii macadamia twist!
National Grandparents Day – On the first Sunday after Labor Day we celebrate National Grandparents Day.
Online Dating Safety – While online dating has become a convenient and popular method to find romance there are risks to avoid even before you begin.
Romance Scams – There are some very heartless predators who, due to romance scams. leave their victims heartbroken and financially broken. These fraudsters build trust and once done begin asking for financial assistance.
Genetic Genealogy – What’s It All About? – As DNA analysis has put an exciting spin on tracing our family trees it can all seem to be an overwhelming and confusing science! The following resources should help us to put a bit of sense and understanding for genealogical tasks.
1950s Music My Top 10 – During the 1950s Long-Playing (LP) Albums entered the mainstream consumer market. From sing-along to movie soundtracks, to classical and rock & roll fans were enjoying the stereophonic sound in their homes
1960s Music My Top 10 – The 1960s was the decade when I was introduced to popular music. Discover my top picks of the decade.
The Secret of Collecting Girls’ Series Books – Girls’ Series Books are sets of books where more than a single volume featuring the same characters. Created to appeal to tweens and teens, ages ten to fifteen years, the books contain at least two volumes. Some series have more than 100 volumes!
Coronation Street Memories – A tribute to 60 years of drama on the street. Including Betty’s Hotpot recipe!
Best Baby Boomer Games – Baby Boomer games and toys are certainly long-lost treasures for many grandparents today. The holiday season is a terrific time to bridge the generation gap(s) and bring some nostalgic fun to the game table!
On the Book Shelf
When the Nest Never Empties – When The Nest Never Empties is a practical, concise handbook for parents when their adult children return home or when their elderly parents can no longer live alone.
Gift Books for Grandparents– Which grandparent doesn’t treasure the often unexpected words of wisdom, humorous sayings, and words of love between themselves and the grandchildren?
In the News
Alexa for Senior Communities – Designed specifically for the needs of senior living communities and healthcare facilities, Alexa Smart Properties simplifies deploying and managing Alexa-enabled devices at scale, helping properties offer customized Alexa experiences for residents and patients, and increase care team productivity and operational efficiency.
Brain Guide – New brain health guide with memory questionnaire addresses immense need for brain health information and insights about cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease.
MyHeritage Releases Groundbreaking Feature to Animate Faces In Still Photos – Deep Nostalgia™ feature brings photos to life using video reenactment technology licensed from D-ID.
‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ YouTube Channel Spotlights Jazz – Iconic clips and historic performances officially available worldwide from UMe and SOFA Entertainment!
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