Articles for Seniors

Memory Loss and Aging: What’s Normal?

Do you often misplace your keys, your glasses or your cell phone? Do you sometimes have trouble remembering what you ate for breakfast? Do you find yourself telling someone a story and they remind you that you already told them the same story yesterday? Short-term...

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Older Adults

If every year around this time you start to feel depressed, it may not be a simple case of the “winter blues.” Did you know that there is an actual clinical condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?While it can affect people of all ages, it can be...

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Exploring Your Options for Retirement Living

In previous blogs we discussed planning for retirement, including the financial aspects as well as suggestions for what to do with the newfound time in your schedule. Another important decision you will need to make is where you will live during your retirement years....

Memory Loss and Aging: What’s Normal?

Do you often misplace your keys, your glasses or your cell phone? Do you sometimes have trouble remembering what you ate for breakfast? Do you find yourself telling someone a story and they remind you that you already told them the same story yesterday? Short-term...

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Older Adults

If every year around this time you start to feel depressed, it may not be a simple case of the “winter blues.” Did you know that there is an actual clinical condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?While it can affect people of all ages, it can be...

Older Adults Are More at Risk for Hypothermia

Exposure to cold weather poses health risks to everyone, but did you know that risk increases even more for older adults? That’s because as you age you lose body heat more quickly than you do when you’re young, and before you know it, you can have a case of...

Take the resolutions out of your New Year

Let’s face it, it’s been a long, unprecedented year, and most of us will be relieved to put the year 2020 behind us. As the current year comes to a close, we can all hope that 2021 will be a better year. And that brings to mind the topic of New Year’s resolutions....

Dealing with the extra holiday stress of the pandemic

On top of the usual stress that comes with the holiday season, this year brings with it a host of additional sources of pressure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Holiday shopping will be impacted by restrictions on retail stores with limited capacity and limited hours....

Gifts for seniors who have everything

It seems that the older we get, the harder it is to choose gifts for us. Perhaps it’s because by the time we reach our golden years, we’ve managed to accumulate a lot of “stuff.” Sometimes, we even have duplicates and triplicates of that “stuff.” And that leaves our...

Seniors: Get Crafty This Holiday Season

Thanks to a global pandemic, many seniors have found themselves with lots of extra time on their hands since many normal activities have been put on hold due to social distancing restrictions. One idea for lifting your spirits and passing the time is to make some...

Beware: COVID-19 Scams

COVID-19 has certainly taken its toll on our lives in 2020. In addition to the health crisis it has caused, we’ve also had to endure social distancing, business shutdowns, food shortages, and financial impacts. And as if all the stresses from COVID-19 weren’t enough,...

Have Yourself a Happy Little Thanksgiving

No one can dispute that 2020 has been a crazy year. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all of our lives in almost every aspect. So it’s safe to say that the 2020 holiday season will also be different than what we are all used to, with many age-old family traditions...

Why It’s Great To Be a Grandparent … Even During a Pandemic

Many first-time parents agree that they never thought it would be possible to love a person so much and so unconditionally . . . until they become grandparents, that is. There’s something about the children of your children that pushes that sense of limitless love...

Putting the ‘You’ in YouTube

When YouTube was created in 2005, it became the first video-sharing website on the Internet. The purpose of the site was explained in its original slogan “Broadcast Yourself.” Anyone can join YouTube and upload videos; whether you are a member or not, you can find...

October can be back-to-school time for seniors

The face of education has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This school year, many students are going to school virtually – either part-time or full-time, depending on the school system and geographic area. And this new emphasis on online education isn’t only...

You’re Never Too Old To Play Games

If you think that playing online video games is just for kids, think again. An increasing number of older Americans are becoming “gamers.” In fact, according to a recent study by AARP, video games are booming among people 50 and older. The study revealed that the...

Beating the pandemic blues

The COVID-19 pandemic, along with social distancing guidelines and rapidly changing warnings and recommendations, has taken a toll on everyone, but senior citizens have been particularly hard hit. Seniors fall into the high-risk group not only because of their age,...

Free Shredding Event Hosted by Sanatoga Ridge

  September 3, 2020 -- Pottstown, PA: Sanatoga Ridge Community is hosting a free shredding event Saturday September 12 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The event is open to the public and will be held in the parking lot of the Sanatoga Ridge Community Center 2461 E. High...

It’s your funeral; don’t leave it to your family

Have you ever gone to a funeral and thought about what it will be like at your own funeral? For many people, that’s as far as their thoughts go on funeral planning; they assume that their loved ones will handle the arrangements when they are gone. That’s probably not...

Moving to a new home later in life takes extra time

If you’re nearing retirement or recently retired, the idea of moving into a retirement community may seem very appealing, not only for the social aspect of meeting people your own age, but also for the prospect of a smaller home that requires little or no maintenance....

Do you have a financial plan for retirement?

Hobbies. Traveling. Sleeping in. Spending more time with loved ones. These are probably the things that pop into your mind when you think about your plans for retirement. Unfortunately, there is a less pleasant aspect of retirement planning that many people tend to...

You’ve retired from your job. Now what?

During your working years, you probably fantasized from time to time about the great things you would be able to do when you retire. But now that you actually have retired, you may find yourself wondering just how you will fill the extra time on your hands. Here are...

Estate Planning: Wills and Trusts

Thinking about the end of your life isn’t pleasant, but if you’re over the age of 50, it’s important to get your affairs in order now so that you can take your time in planning. In the next few blog posts, we will discuss the various aspects of end-of-life planning....

Sanatoga Ridge Provides Tour Options

It’s Your Choice Take an In-Person Tour or a Virtual Tour   Sanatoga, PA – June 2020: There is a lot going on at Sanatoga Ridge Community. They have re-opened for tours, added virtual tours to their website and added a comprehensive gallery of photos on the...

When is the right time to retire?

There are those who begin planning for their retirement early on in their careers and already have the exact month and year that they plan on stopping work. Then there are those who say they will never retire and insist they will work for as long as they are...