Gorgeous Grandma Day

July 7, 2023 — Gorgeous Grandma Day was founded in 1984 by Alice Solomon. After she graduated at the age of 50 from Wellesley College, she felt society viewed women her age and older as senior citizens who were no longer useful or relevant. Solomon realized that “grandma” was a term denoting older women, whether actually grandmothers or not.... Read More

Give Something Away Day – July 15

July 7, 2023 — On July 15, Give Something Away Day provides a special opportunity to give back, connect with their community, and experience the joy of generosity. This day can serve as a wonderful reminder to share your time, talents, and resources with others. Whether it is donating cherished possessions, offering assistance, or simply lending a listening ear,... Read More

National Therapeutic Recreation Week: July 9-15

July 7, 2023 — National Therapeutic Recreation Week, observed annually the second full week of July, is an opportune time to highlight the significant role of therapeutic recreation in promoting senior health and well-being. Looking for ways to celebrate? Here are some suggestions: Organize a variety of recreational activities: Plan a week-long schedule of therapeutic recreational activities specifically designed for... Read More

UV Safety Awareness Month – July 2023

July 7, 2023 — UV Safety Awareness Month, which takes place during July, is a crucial time to focus on senior health and learn about the dangers of sun exposure. As we age, our skin becomes more vulnerable to the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Seniors are at a higher risk of developing skin cancer, sunburns, and other... Read More

June is Men’s Health Month

June 6, 2023 — There are a variety of common men’s health problems which can be treatable if caught early enough, but can be permanently debilitating or even fatal if they are not detected until after symptoms make themselves known. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer, excluding skin cancers, in American men. Fortunately, prostate cancer may be easily... Read More

Hydration Day

June 6, 2023 — On June 23 each year we celebrate National Hydration Day! Proper hydration is vital to living a long healthy life, but it’s often overlooked due to the regular hustle and bustle of the day. Carrying a water bottle can make a huge difference in your summer health, and may also help protect from dehydration, heat... Read More

Happy Father’s Day 2023

June 6, 2023 — Be sure to take a moment on Sunday, June 18 to honor dads, foster fathers, surrogate dads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and the other important male role models in your life. Let him know how much he means to you by calling, texting, or sharing photos on social media. Enjoy brunch or dinner with him. Take... Read More

Get Active in the Great Outdoors

June 6, 2023 — During National Great Outdoors Month, there are numerous events and activities that take place throughout the country. Whether it is a bike ride, a hike on a trail, or even a simple walk in the park, enjoy the wonders of the great open air. The best way to start celebrating is by making a list... Read More

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June 6, 2023 — June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. As we age, it’s important to take care of our mind and reduce the risk of cognitive decline. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United... Read More

National Senior Health & Fitness Day: May 31

May 6, 2023 — Seniors need regular exercise to maintain muscle tone, boost endurance and gain independence. Muscle tends to atrophy during the later stages of a person’s life. You can keep hard-earned tissues through both cardiovascular exercises, stretching routines and weight training. Exercise programs should be very flexible, so routines and movements change every week or so, depending on... Read More