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…

Face Aging at the Capitol

  The 2017 Minnesota Legislative Session is now underway. In the coming months, you’ll hear how legislators plan to prepare for the needs of our rapidly growing senior population. A big part of the discussion at the Capitol will be about ways to recruit and retain dedicated professional caregivers. Minnesota will need another 25,000 professional…

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…

Gone, but not forgotten

Have you watched your circle of friends grow smaller as the years go by? Does your world seem to be shrinking? The older we get, the more of our friends and loved ones leave us. It gets even tougher during the holidays when we gather in familiar groups which have met for years, and some…

It’s not about stuff

“Mom, what can we get you for Christmas – you never seem to want anything?” There is a time in our lives when gifts are really important. Both giving or receiving that perfect something which we really love or which we know our special person will really love, can make our Holiday. As age sets…

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…

Spreading Holiday Cheer

The holidays are such a lovely season. I want to spread the joy with a fun, little poem I wrote about Christmas and a few holiday stories from my past. I hope you enjoy! Recipe for a Good Christmas Breakfast Take: An early morning in December crowded with things to remember – Happy voices and…