The 103 year old runner: What does that tell us about health and aging?
In June 2019, Julia Hawkins a 103 year old ran a 100 meter dash. Even more interesting, this same woman, 2 years ago at 101, set a record running the same 100 meter dash. She … Continue Reading
On average, we spend more time alone as we age
A recent article by the Pew Research Center found that older adults (age 60+) spend about seven hours alone each day. If an older adult lives alone, that number can easily jump to 10 hours … Continue Reading
Working caregivers: What do they need? How can we help?!
Sometimes we see caregivers as people who generously provide help to those in need. Sometimes, the choice to provide care isn’t that easy. Sometimes it’s an adult child who also has their own family, sometimes … Continue Reading
Self-Care for the Caregiver
Caring for anyone can be stressful. You may have heard that you need to take care of yourself or heard tired sayings about how you can’t pour from an empty cup or that you need … Continue Reading
You may have heard the term respite, but what does it mean? Basically, respite programs exist to give caregivers a break from the day to day caring of their loved one. Formal vs. Informal Are … Continue Reading
Michigan is getting older! What does that mean for us?
In an article posted by BridgeMI.com US census data has revealed that 21 of Michigan’s 83 counties have a median age of 50 years and older, making Michigan the highest in the entire United States. … Continue Reading