A Reminder About Healthcare Decisions Day

Published: April 1, 2024

In the whirlwind of life, we often assume we’ll always be in control of our healthcare decisions. Yet, reality can be unpredictable. A sudden stroke, a serious accident, or declining health may render us unable to communicate our preferences for medical care. It’s a sobering truth that underscores the importance of planning ahead, both for […]

When to Consult an Elder Law Attorney

Published: March 1, 2024

As we get older, navigating legal matters can become increasingly complex. We think about the many ways we want to leave a legacy for our loved ones. More than just money, we want to plan ahead to make sure we get to live on our own terms as long as possible. That includes considerations about […]

Heart-Healthy Eating for Older Adults

Published: February 2, 2024

As February arrives, so does American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness about heart health and the importance of caring for our cardiovascular well-being. For older adults aged 55 and above, prioritizing heart-healthy foods is helpful in maintaining a robust and resilient cardiovascular system. As the years advance, our bodies require mindful nourishment to […]

The Science of Goal Setting

Published: January 10, 2024

The pursuit of purpose and meaning becomes increasingly significant the longer we live. We know that we are never too old to make changes in our lives. Whether that’s picking up new healthy habits or dropping practices that are not serving us well, change is always possible! And in the new year, many of us […]

Heart-Healthy Holiday Travel

Published: December 6, 2023

The holidays are often a time when we get into planes, trains, and automobiles to visit our far-away loved ones. People with heart conditions may wonder if their health will get in the way of holiday travel. The good news is that, with some precautions, people with heart conditions can safely travel during the holidays.  […]

The Healing Power of Gratitude

Published: November 1, 2023

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to overlook the countless moments, experiences, and people that fill our lives with joy and meaning. Often, we find ourselves focusing on what we don’t have or what could be better. However, numerous studies and anecdotal evidence are shedding light on a powerful antidote to this mindset: gratitude. Not […]

Fall Festivities in the Yakima Valley

Published: October 1, 2023

While Yakima is a great place to call home all year round, there’s something special about the crisp autumn air and colorful palette of fall foliage. Farmers have harvested their fields and crisp apples are being pressed for cider. And there is no shortage of fun fall festivals and events to celebrate the changing of […]

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 […]