Category: Aging

Eating Less with Age

Many people notice a drop in appetite as they age. For people who are struggling with their weight, this can be great news. It’s a lot easier to lose our craving for snacks and treats than it is to build up our willpower. Sometimes, however, loss of appetite can do more harm than good. It can lead to too much […]

Free Active Brain Apps 

Looking for a way to keep your brain active? Here are a few suggestions of apps that can help with learning a language, solving puzzles, manipulating numbers or building memory.  Learning a New Language  Do you speak Klingon? Or High Valyrian?  Star Trek and Game of Thrones fans young and old may be interested to know that Duolingo, […]

A 4-H Lesson for Healthy Aging

September is Healthy Aging Month. For those looking for healthy aging tips, there is no better inspiration than the 4-H youth organization that so many Rush County seniors remember. The 4-H’s are “head”, “heart”, “hands” and “health”.   “Head”   The 4-H “head” represents clear thinking, which includes making good decisions, being organized, solving problems, gaining knowledge […]

Staring at the Ceiling at 1 a.m.

Are you over 65 and staring at the ceiling at 1 or 2 am? If so, you’re not alone. According to research, as many as 50% of seniors have the same problem. Insomnia, or the inability to fall or stay sleep, can be as debilitating as going without food, water or exercise. For seniors, lying […]