The Valuable Role of Grandparents

Published: September 1, 2023

As families become smaller and more distanced, grandparents aren’t acting as primary caregivers as often as they have in the past. According to the AARP’s 2019 Grandparent survey, only one in 10 grandparents live with their grandchildren, and less than 38% provide any type of childcare. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t close to their […]

Find Summer Flavor at the Farmer’s Market

Published: August 2, 2023

One of the many benefits of living in Yakima, the “Palm Springs of Washington,” is the availability of delicious, locally grown produce from our farmer neighbors. Many of these farms offer produce all year long, but you can’t beat the delicious fruits and vegetables that harvested at the end of summer. This time of year, […]

Summer Travel Tips for Older Adults

Published: July 14, 2023

Now that warm weather is here, it’s a great time to take that summer vacation you’ve been thinking about or start planning for someplace warm when winter returns. Travel planning can sometimes become more complicated as we get older. However, a little research and preparation can make your trip a breeze. Check out our summer […]

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids: What you Need to Know

Published: June 5, 2023

The invisible disability of hearing loss can be frustrating for older adults, and may even lead to social isolation and depression. It is among the top three health concerns for older adults and affects more than 30 Million Americans. Older adults may choose to use hearing aids to treat hearing loss. Thankfully, since the Food […]

Have a Sun-Safe Summer

Published: May 8, 2023

May is recognized as Skin Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign that aims to raise public awareness of the dangers of skin cancer and the importance of early detection and prevention.  Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, with more than 5 million cases diagnosed each year. It occurs […]

9 Essential Travel Tips for Older Adults

Published: April 11, 2023

Do you love to travel but find it more difficult as you age? Mobility issues and illness can make traveling challenging for older adults. But it doesn’t mean you have to retire your passport. We’ve compiled nine essential travel tips to ensure many years of enjoyable and worry-free travel. 1. Arrive at the Airport Early […]

Creating a Successful Business After Retirement

Published: March 27, 2023

Most of us have dreamed of owning our own business, and many older Americans are finally making that dream come true in retirement. Think you’re too old? Think again! Although we correlate entrepreneurship with younger adults, many successful entrepreneurs started businesses in their late forties, fifties, or older. Starting a business after retirement is the […]

Heart Healthy Tips for Seniors in 2023

Published: February 10, 2023

If you feel like you’ve heard all the warnings about heart disease, it’s worth repeating. According to a 2021 American Heart Association report, 77.5 percent of men and 75.4 percent of women ages 60 to 79 had some form of cardiovascular disease. And people aged 65 and older are more likely to suffer a heart […]

Let’s Leave Ageism in 2022

Published: January 26, 2023

You’re probably familiar with racism and sexism. However, ageism is a prevalent and harmful form of discrimination rarely discussed. Ageism is any form of discrimination against a person based on their age. Age discrimination can affect both young and old and can be incredibly damaging personally and professionally. How Common is Ageism? Unfortunately, ageism is […]

Everything You Need to (Finally) Create a Healthcare Power of Attorney

Published: December 12, 2022

Maybe you’ve heard of a healthcare power of attorney, but you’re not quite sure what it does, why you need one, or how to get one. Or maybe you know exactly what it is, and you just haven’t had the time to start the process. A healthcare power of attorney is a powerful document that’s […]