Physical Fitness Ideas for Older Adults in Central Ohio

Our Change Your Life this Summer series continues this week with a look at exercise and physical activity programs for older adults. Why Get Physical? Older adults sometimes think by reducing their activity level and “taking it easy,” they can decrease their risk for experiencing a fall or other injury. But science proves just the opposite is… Read more »

How Online Caregiving Communities Can Help

Central Ohio caregivers face challenges they may never have expected. Many are caring for aging parents while struggling to juggle their own children’s needs and a full-time job. Others are providing care for a senior loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease and trying to find ways to manage difficult behaviors. What we know about caregivers… Read more »

5 Holiday Survival Tips for Central Ohio Caregivers

The holiday season is a time most of us look forward to all year long. For caregivers, however, the extra demands on their time can make the season feel overwhelming. To help central Ohio caregivers enjoy the holidays this year, we have pulled together a few tips. Holiday Survival Tips for Central Ohio Caregivers 1. Set… Read more »

4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Diet This Summer

After a long, cold winter, warm weather has finally arrived in Central Ohio! If you are like most seniors and caregivers, too many snowy days led to a lack of exercise and too much indulging in comfort foods that aren’t very healthy. We thought the month of June would be a great time to help… Read more »

Ask the Expert: Making Friends Later in Life

Dear Lura: My father passed away 7 months ago and my mother is on her own for the first time in 51 years. She is moving to Columbus this summer to be closer to my family. I’m trying to find a few places she can go or organizations she can become involved with to help… Read more »

What’s the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

We hear it a lot—“what’s the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?” The confusion is natural. If you don’t have any experience with either program, it’s easy to get the two mixed up. To help clear things up, let’s go over the basics of Medicare and Medicaid, who’s eligible for each program, examples of what each… Read more »

Ask the Expert: Exercises for More Energy

Dear Kara, One of the biggest struggles I’ve had since growing “older” is maintaining my energy level. I just can’t do everything I want to in a day. Now that I’m retired and finally have time to pursue my hobbies, I’m just too tired most days. I think getting more exercise might help. But I’m… Read more »

Top Senior Scams and How to Prevent Them

Dear Amanda and Lisa: My mother lives on her own in an older home just outside Columbus. My brother and I both live a few hours away so we can’t be there as often as we would like. Since our father passed away a few months ago, our mom seems to be a constant target for… Read more »

What Vaccines to Get After Age 50

Dear Tasha: My Dad lives with a chronic illness that has caused his immune system to be weaker. As a result, he seems to catch every bug that makes the rounds. I’m trying to make a list of vaccines that might protect him so we can speak with his doctor about them later this month…. Read more »