Optimism could be linked to a longer lifespan

According to new research published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, your longevity could be related to your outlook on life. A study of more than 70,000 women who were part of the Nurses’ Health Study revealed that older women who had a more optimistic attitude than their peers also tended to be healthier. After…

HEAR’S what you could be missing

“Eh, what did you say?” “Would you mind repeating that?” “I didn’t catch the last of your comment.” Sound familiar? Oh yes, for far too many of us! I started to lose my hearing when I was in my fifties. It was hereditary loss, an unappreciated gift from my mother. I was working as a…

Be inspired: Three stories from three Minnesotans facing aging

Recently, Face Aging released three videos that highlight the perspectives of three Minnesotans facing aging: a senior, her daughter, and a professional caregiver. In the videos, each woman shares three things they have learned about aging. With at least 60,000 Minnesotans turning 65 every year from now through 2030, we need to work together as…

Is mom okay? The holiday season is a good time to check in with aging relatives

Holiday get-togethers can raise questions about the health and well-being of aging loved ones. This season may be a time that some family members who haven’t visited in a long time have a chance to see grandma or dad. If a gathering takes place at your aging loved one’s home, it may give visiting family…

What is the human life span limit?

Human longevity has increased significantly over the past half century, which has led some researchers to explore whether this is a trend that will continue. There are more 100 year olds alive now than at any other point in human history and a growing number of supercentenarians 110 years old or older, including 110-year-old Minnesota…

Pass the Bowling Ball

When I was much younger, I remember every Thanksgiving was spent eating, cleaning and then heading over to the bowling alley. My dad just loved to bowl! We had a mound of cousins, aunts, uncles—there were way too many of us to fit in the house! So we all went over and bowled. After, we’d…

MN Senior Care Providers Share Their Thoughts on Who Stands With Seniors

Citizens concerned about how our elected officials will help Minnesota face aging got a chance to hear from legislative candidates at nine forums held throughout the state this past month. More than 50 legislative candidates took part in the forums, which were attended by members of the public and the media and hosted at local…