Category: Seniors

Job Hunting and Over-50? Over-60? Over-Weight?

I read a wonderful, informative article by George Armes, Over 50? 60? All’s (definitely) Not Lost! that provides one great piece of advice after another for older adults to get past the stereotypical younger recruiter across the desk to either get back into the job market or switch jobs. One of Mr. Armes’ [Read more...]

Plan to Be a Slim Seasoned Citizen

There’s something wonderful about getting older … about transitioning from middle aged to ‘seasoned citizen.’  (I mean, let’s face it: The alternative isn’t ideal, is it?) For one thing, as we age we have better coping abilities.  Older people have a lifetime of experiences and, therefore, tend to deal better with hardship or negative circumstances [Read more...]

Obesity and Fall Risk for Seniors

Over the pastseveral years, while obesity rates have increased in most age groups in the United States, the biggest rise has been in older adults. According to a Syracuse University research study done a fewyears ago and conducted over an 8-year period with 10,000 seniors, obese seniors were found to be 50% more likely [Read more...]