Topic: Safety


Infographic: Ten Tips for Senior Drivers

December 2 – 6, 2019, is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Check out this set of tips to keep seniors safer behind the wheel.

Wordfind: Keeping Fit When It's Cold Outside

Give your brain a workout with this puzzle, which contains 20 words having to do with winter fitness.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Falls

September 23, 2019 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day—a great time to learn more about preventing dangerous falls among older adults.

Seniors Can Get Help Paying Energy Costs During the Hot Summer

The National Council on Aging shares information about benefits programs to help seniors cool their homes during this time of year.

Aging & Caregiving in the News

Updates about farmers market food safely, the notorious "grandparent scam," and a new Harvard study that warns companies to support employees who are also caregivers.


10 Questions to Better Understand Your Medications and Risk of Falling

The National Council on Aging asks a pharmacist about safe medication management.

Aging & Caregiving in the News

Seniors are most affected during wildfires; Alzheimer's caregivers should make exercise a priority; women less likely to receive CPR.

Five Great Reasons to Try Tai Chi

Check out this infographic for a quick overview of this mind-body practice!

Aging & Caregiving in the News

Interesting research on heart health, the dementia diagnosis, and solving the mysteries of why we fall.

Scams Are a Family Caregiver Issue

A growing number of seniors are defrauded by con artists who can rob them—literally—of their quality of life.

Simple Tips for a Healthy and Safe Cookout

The National Council on Aging offers some great advice to keep summer barbecues safe for guests of every age.

Aging & Caregiving in the News

Do you drive with your dog in the car? Are you a millennial caregiver? Do you have a food allergy or intolerance? Check out the latest news.

What We Don't Know About Healthy Aging Might Hurt Us

Recent studies show that Americans are in the dark when it comes to their own health and safety, and this can prevent them from making good lifestyle choices.

A Five-Point Checklist for Navigating Your Neighborhood

The National Council on Aging offers tips to help seniors avoid fall injuries while making their way around the community.

Seniors and Alcohol—What's the Real Story?

The headlines can be so confusing! Having a glass of wine or two is good for your heart and brain … or is it?

Aging & Caregiving in the News

Teens aren't the only ones endangered by detergent pods; protecting vision by lowering stress; study shows family caregivers make many sacrifices.

Aging & Caregiving in the News

In this issue: senior safety on the bus, understanding the results of Alzheimer's tests, and lowering our fall risk with yoga.

Shot of a senior woman using weights with the help of a physical therapist

October is National Physical Therapy Month

Physical therapy – along with other therapeutic modalities such as occupational and speech therapy – is a service more skilled nursing facilities are offering.

Men playing chess

Avoid the Dirty Dozen Enemies of Brain Health

Experts say lifestyle choices play a big part in cognitive wellness as we grow older. Check out this rogue's gallery of things to avoid.

Aging & Caregiving in the News

Protecting seniors from a common scam; the growing caregiver burden; study shows generosity grows with age.

Puzzle: Have a Safe, Healthy Summer

Give your brain a workout by finding 20 words about senior summer safety in this wordfind puzzle.

Could Your Bifocals Trip You Up?

Vision problems raise the risk of falls considerably, so it's important to have regular eye exams and keep your glasses prescription current. But here's a hazard you may not have considered.

National Council on Aging Offers Fall Prevention Resources

Winter brings with it a higher risk of falling. The National Council on Aging offers some tips to lower the risk.

Aging & Caregiving in the News

The CDC recommends mall walking; your smoke alarm has a "pull date"; does the language we use about Alzheimer's disease affect those who are living with it?

Supporting Loved Ones Who Have Sensory Loss

Diminished vision, hearing, taste, smell and touch can have a big impact on the well-being of seniors, but there's plenty family can do to keep them healthy and involved.

Should Seniors Get a Pet?

Pet ownership saves $11.7 billion per year in healthcare costs, say experts. Is an animal companion a good choice for you or older loved ones?

Aging and Caregiving in the News

Texting affects the "sixth sense" that protects us while driving; family may notice a loved one's memory loss first; do you have "gamer's thumb"?