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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Planning Ahead for Your Retirement

As you approach retirement time, you are probably bursting with excitement. There is so much you have been looking forward to once you retire. Before you take the retirement plunge, you may want to do some planning. Planning for the future is one of the best things...

The Secrets of Life Care Planning for Your Legacy and Assets

Your legacy is the totality of who you are, but who you are today is not necessarily who you were yesterday or who you will be tomorrow.  So, even if you were smart enough to have a lawyer prepare a traditional estate plan, you may find that is not enough to protect...

Five Ways to Spot and Stop Elder Abuse

All too often, the problem of elder abuse goes unrecognized and most of these egregious crimes go unreported.  Sadly, they are often committed by family members. Often, relatives pilfer elders’ financial assets by gaining power of attorney or guardianship. “A guardian...

Sanatoga Ridge Community Addresses Coronavirus

At Sanatoga Ridge Community (SRC) we are all family. The staff is working hard to help keep our residents safe, healthy, happy and entertained. The library and game rooms are open to residents to grab a book or movie from the library, or a game or puzzle from the game...

Tax Tips for Pennsylvania Seniors

Federal and State Personal Tax Deadlines Extended to July 15   Even with the extended personal income tax deadlines, you probably have taxes on the brain right now. You were meeting with your CPA and trying to figure out how to pay your fair share while retaining...

Hearing Loss and its Impact on Seniors

Along with all the maladies we face as we age, hearing loss is a common problem that makes life more challenging.  When the decline in hearing is age-related, it is known as presbycusis.  It often runs in families and may occur because of changes in the inner ear and...

Age Change for Required Minimum Distribution

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was passed into law at the end of 2019.  It is the most comprehensive retirement account legislation in over a decade and it increased the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) age for all retirement...

Protecting yourself from financial abuse as you age

Many people have been the target of a scam at one point or another, but, the senior citizen community is especially vulnerable. While a loss of finances is hard for anyone, the senior citizen community faces a particularly difficult challenge in that the loss may...

Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

The ice, snow and cold temperatures of winter can make life challenging for anyone.  Cold weather and slippery sidewalks can cause a wide range of injuries and illnesses, especially for seniors. The healing process takes longer as we get older. Severe winter injuries...

Seniors must focus on eye health

As we age, it’s imperative we focus on our eye health. All those years of working, watching our children grow and new technology, has an impact on our eye health. Some of the things you may want to be wary of are changes in your eyesight, like those little black...

Right-sizing isn’t just for Corporate America anymore

Remember being in your 20’s and 30’s and having this retirement plan? You would have a summer home with lots of acreage. You would travel all the time and never worry about anything. But then you got closer to retirement and realized you would rather not have a...

The SMART Way to Make and Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

First, I’m going to make a few suggestions for seniors to consider when it comes time for making New Years resolutions.  Then, I’ll offer some advice about how to succeed in fulfilling your resolutions. Exercise 10 minutes a day Revive an old friendship Spend more...

Quick and Easy Recipes for Holiday Entertaining

The holidays are a busy time of the year.  If you’re having friends or family over, you will want your culinary preparations to be easy to create, yet tasty to eat. Here are three recipes for delicious edibles that fit that bill…and will leave you more time to spend...

Three Ideas to Help Seniors Combat Holidays Loneliness

The holiday season is upon us and images of good food, friends and family having fun are everywhere.  But the marketing of all the merriment can simply be a reminder to some people of just how lonely they are. Prolonged loneliness has real implications for physical...

Decluttering as We Age

  Moving to a retirement community is about making your life easier, not more complicated. Typically, when you move into a retirement community you are downsizing your home. There’s no longer a need to worry about children living with you. Cutting back on space...

Where do you store your critical information?

Imagine it’s the middle of the night and you wake up to discover that your house is on fire.  Once you’ve made sure your family is safe, what do you grab next - assuming there is still time to grab something? While photos, memories and valuables likely jump to mind in...

A Positive Attitude Helps People Age Gracefully

Feminist writer and activist Betty Friedan once said, "Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength." Researchers have proven her words to be prophetic, as studies indicate that having a positive outlook about the benefits of getting older can...

Pets Can Improve our Health as we Age

Not only are dogs considered a human’s best friend because of the unparalleled companionship they offer, but research shows they also boost human health.  Owning a dog can encourage you to be more physically active. A dog’s need for a daily walk (or walks) can...

Buchert Ridge Senior Living Community Open House Saturday October 19

“The Best Value for your Money” If you are in the market for an independent senior living community, now could not be a better time. Buchert Ridge Community has lowered its prices --  for a limited time only. To demonstrate what a good deal these prices are Buchert...

How to avoid loneliness as we age

As we get older, our doctors worry about things like our physical health and being proactive when it relates to dementia but there’s little discussion on our mental health. What do we mean? Loneliness and depression can often creep up as a problem that one has never...