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 […]

Gratitude is Good For You

Published: November 22, 2022

It’s the season of thankfulness! As we prepare to gather friends and loved ones for the Thanksgiving holiday, we may be thinking of things for which we are grateful so we can participate in the traditional round-robin of thanks before we dig into our feast. Research suggests that gratitude should be a year-round practice and […]

Talk About Your Medicine Month

Published: October 12, 2022

As we get older, it is likely that we will need medication for chronic illness or injury. In the United States, 24% of adults reported taking at least three medications in the last 30 days. Another 12% take five more medications. That’s a lot to keep on track! October is “Talk About Your Medications” month. […]

Make Your Home a Good Fit for Youngest Visitors

Published: September 21, 2022

Becoming a grandparent is one of the most rewarding part of getting older, and you’re especially lucky if those little ones come to your house for a visit. Grandpa and Grandma’s house can be lots of fun—but it also can contain a daunting number of hazards for curious little guests. Here are four things to […]

Keeping Pets Safe in an Emergency

Published: August 9, 2022

Our pets are important members of our families. They keep us company, bring us joy and laughter with silly antics, and in some cases, help us get outdoors and exercise. Research shows that the act of caring for an animal has a positive effect on both our mental and physical health. While wildfire season continues […]

Maintaining Independence in Your Home

Published: July 19, 2022

Most Americans want to stay in their homes as they age. This is not a bad plan, but what if your home doesn’t fit you as well as it once did? Aging can often be accompanied by a change in your ability to manage and move around in your home. That’s where assistive technology—better known […]

Get Out and Enjoy Nature

Published: June 2, 2022

June is Great Outdoors Month, a great reminder to get outside and enjoy the beautiful natural areas in and surrounding the Yakima Valley. Spending time in nature is good for your physical and mental health. “There is mounting evidence, from dozens and dozens of researchers, that nature has benefits for both physical and psychological human […]