If you haven’t looked at the construction on the new Lexington senior center lately, you should.
Progress is being made on the new being built at 195 Life Lane, right behind Southland Christian Church on Richmond Road.
After years of people wishing, hoping and some even praying, Lexington $13 million senior center will have 33,000 square […]
It’s long been said that a person can die from a broken heart, but now, research suggests that there may be truth behind this timeless expression.
Known as the widowhood effect, social scientists say this phenomenon is one of the best documented examples of relationships on a person’s health, and may be the result of […]
About eight years ago, dental professionals Joni Duy and Mona Baiunco thought of a plan to help the many Brevard, Fla., residents who, because of age or infirmity, can no longer make it to the dental office.
With Duy and Baiunco’s help, the dental office goes to the person in need.
A recent story in Florida […]
Adult coloring books are appearing by the droves at bookstores and craft stores, on Amazon.com and even from the Home Shopping Network.
The designs in the books appeal to every interest — from whimsical doodles to nature scenes and fantasy worlds.
Why would adults color? What kind of benefits can adults receive from a childhood activity?
Coloring not […]
The cold and flu season is fully under way, but if you’ve been dragging your feet about getting a flu shot, here’s an armload of new reasons from AARP about why you should.
The most important reason: The new, updated vaccine should do a much better job at protecting you against the flu than last year’s shot, which […]
A grant to study the effects of visual arts activities on the quality of life for people with mild to moderate dementia and their caregivers has been awarded to Allan Richards and Ann Christianson of the UK School of Art and Visual Studies.
The grant will allow Christianson and Richards to implement an eight-week program […]
While the holidays are a time of gatherings with family and friends, they can also be a source of stress, as exercise schedules might be disrupted for shopping excursions and rich holiday meals make it difficult to adhere to a particular diet.
Staying healthy can be a challenge during this time of year, especially for […]
Paula Span, who writes for the New Old Age for the New York Times, recently looked at the issue of financial inequality among seniors.
She examined the stories of two women:
Susan McNeely left college after a year to marry and have children. She worked all her life — as a waitress, school bus driver, commercial […]