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If there’s one food that people associate with Valentine’s Day, it’s chocolate. More than half of those celebrating are expected to give candy this year, spending 1.8 billion dollars on sweet treats, according to the National Retail Federation. Although studies that find chocolate is good for your…
Elizabeth “Izzy” Barnett, 80, is a full-time caregiver for her husband, Bob, who has dementia. They have no children or family to help and Izzy has lost contact with friends because she is busy taking care of Bob. Izzy’s is not alone in this situation. Millions of older adults are socially…
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Growing up, we got our Christmas trees from Mr. Munro, the man who owned our house before us.
Dad & Amy Grocery Shopping at Trader Joes Jan 2015
Let’s face it: Getting out and about with a loved one who has cognitive or mobility challenges can be a logistical nightmare.
Multi-generational family kissing
“What can the very young and the very old offer each other, if given the chance?”
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In retirement, my grandfather, Pop Pop, traveled the world with my grandmother. They went to Greece, China, Peru, Portugal — you name it. They’d spent years running a small business and raising three kids, so retirement was their chance to get away and see it all.
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A selfie can’t change the world — or can it, just a little?
Sunset in a winter park
The winter solstice — and the shortest day of the year — will soon be upon us (Dec. 21), and not everyone is feeling the holiday spirit. Illness, loneliness, financial troubles, family problems and depression can make many dread the “most wonderful” time of the year and endanger both mental and…
AARP Tablet, RealPad Front View
AARP debuted its first-ever consumer product at the Ideas@50+ conference in San Diego last month.
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