Posted on February 22, 2023 - In 2020, over 48 million U.S. drivers on the road were 65 or older, a jump of 68% in 20 years. This rise in older drivers means that about 17% of all traffic accident fatalities are seniors. Many factors lead to car accidents for older adults, including typical age-related changes in vision, responsiveness, and reasoning; medications and diseases can also impact skills. So, it’s important to know when it’s time to stop driving—even if it means taking the keys away.
Posted on February 20, 2023 - Is chocolate good for your heart? Science has an answer—kind of…
Posted on February 15, 2023 - Our feet put up with a lot! They hold our weight, are stuffed in uncomfortable shoes, and get stepped on. We couldn’t walk, run, or dance without them. And as we age, our feet need extra care. Over time our feet flatten, become wider, and the muscle tissue in our feet wears down, causing a loss of feeling. In addition, older adults are more susceptible to ingrown toenails, skin breaks, and sores. Decreased mobility can cause falls, leading to broken toes, sprains, and fractures. Proper foot care is critical for seniors. Here are helpful tips regarding how to properly care for your aging feet.
Posted on February 13, 2023 - Keeping calm and carrying on: Older adults experience less stress than younger adults.
Posted on February 8, 2023 - It’s February and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Are you thinking of gifting jewelry, candy, or a fancy letterpress card to your spouse or partner? One gift you can give your spouse that will be beneficial long after that candy is eaten is the gift of heart health!