The VA Program That Pays for Long-term Care for Vets

August 3rd, 2017

by This little-known benefit can be a help, but expect red tape. By Richard Eisenberg for Next Avenue, written in 2015 Here’s a frightening statistic from the just-released United States of Aging survey:  Only three percent of professionals supporting people 60 and older say they are very confident older Americans will be able to afford their… Read More

9 Ways Family Caregivers Can Get a Break

July 17th, 2017

by Here’s how to get respite care, and sometimes get help paying for it By Sherri Snelling for Next Avenue     “Respite care” can be a little difficult to understand. The words don’t make it clear who is being helped. The “care” goes to the person who needs it due to illness or disability…. Read More

8 Things to Avoid This Summer If You Have Allergies

June 16th, 2017

by With the weather working against you, here are ways to limit symptoms By Robin Wilson for Next Avenue With the hot and humid weather of summer, the symptoms of allergies are in full swing for many. As an ambassador for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and author of Clean Design: Wellness for Your… Read More

Tough Conversations with an Aging Parent

May 15th, 2017

by Whoever said being a kid was going to be easy! As our parents age, we are met with the dilemma of the realization that they may not be the same way they used to be. When we were small, we looked to our parents to be strong, competent and to have all of the… Read More

Resident Rights

May 1st, 2017

by A common misconception is that people must give up some of their rights and freedoms when they decide to make the move to a retirement community. That fallacy could not be farther from the truth. Generally speaking, residents living in a retirement community have all the same rights and freedoms they had prior to… Read More

Grandparents Raising Grandkids: Money Squeeze

April 18th, 2017

by A new report describes the strain on low-income grandfamilies By Richard Eisenberg for Next Avenue Finances are often tight for older Americans, but a new report reveals they can be especially oppressing for many low-income grandparents caring for their grandchildren. There are about 2.7 million such grandparents heading what are known as “grandfamilies” or… Read More

Simple Tips to Prevent Falls

April 3rd, 2017

by One in three Americans over age 65 — more than 700,000 in all — fall every year, making falls the leading cause of injuries, deaths, hospitalizations and emergency room visits for older Americans (National Safety Council). Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people 65 years or older. While… Read More

3rd Annual Resident Art Show in March

March 9th, 2017

by     SAVE THE DATE Lutheran Sunset Ministries will host its third annual Resident Art Show, March 23-25, 2017. Through a partnership with Bosque Arts Center (BAC), who provides art classes by instructor Karen Wise in the various LSM programs, the resident art will be displayed for the public at the BAC. In addition,… Read More

Achieving Your Dreams After Age 60

March 2nd, 2017

by The authors of ‘Senior Wonders’ on the 3 P’s for Triumphant Aging By Karen L. Pepkin and Wendell C. Taylor for Next Avenue The media abounds with negative views about the impact of aging on physical, cognitive, and financial well-being. In fact, there are entire industries that have emerged to counteract the effects of… Read More

Are You Getting Enough Protein? Too Much?

February 15th, 2017

by How obsessing over protein could be harmful to your health By Rashelle Brown for Next Avenue If you’re like me, you often find yourself confused by how many health headlines contradict one another. Lately, I’ve found this to be true where protein is concerned, particularly the protein needs of adults aged 50 and over…. Read More