Archive for Family

  • Don’t be Afraid of Growing Older – Do it with Moxie! Don’t be Afraid of Growing Older – Do it with Moxie!

    By Karen McCoy Marketing Consultant Ridgecrest Village With another year having gone by and just celebrating another birthday, I had a thought. How do people age gracefully? I see it happening every day at Ridgecrest. Then I asked myself, what does that really mean – “age gracefully”? Is i...

  • New Year’s Resolution New Year’s Resolution

    By Matthew Christophersen, MD, FACS Davenport Surgical Group P.C. Hoping all the readers of 50+ lifestyles had wonderful holidays. The new year is upon us, and many I’m sure have thought about New Year’s resolutions. One of the most common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight.  While th...

  • Donna’s Kitchen Donna’s Kitchen

    Retro Recipes! Before Ella’s Kitchen, it was Donna’s Kitchen (Donna was the wife of Russ Myers, the founder of 50+ Lifestyles.) Each month featured recipes were submitted by the reader’s of 50+ Lifestyles. Here are some recipes from the early years. Please enjoy them!                ...

  • Preventing Falls: The Importance of Staying Upright Preventing Falls: The Importance of Staying Upright

    By Julie Farmer, LCSW Alternatives for the Older Adult Quality Assurances The risk of injury due to falls and, unfortunately, even dying from a fall increases with age.  Each year, millions of individuals over the age of 65 are treated in emergency departments because of falls.  In 2014, 841 Il...

  • Is it More than Holiday Blues? Is it More than Holiday Blues?

    By Peggy Dykes Community Relations Director Milestone’s Area Agency on Aging The holidays are a time of love and cheer, but for many, the winter months and the close of another year can be tough. The gloomy weather can wear on us. Family visits can prove taxing. Holiday Blues are temporary feel...

  • Your Advocacy Your Advocacy

    By Jessie Thomson GolderCare Solutions Aging in Place ­– Getting Help to Stay Home Longer Over the years of my grandmother’s card club gatherings, her home became the preferred location to meet. All of her friends liked to get together at her house because, “Kathleen has that nice high toi...

  • Another Gift Giving Season: The Greatest Gift  Continues Giving Another Gift Giving Season: The Greatest Gift Continues Giving

    By Richard J. Schillig, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF Independent Insurance and Financial Advisor As we approach another gift giving season I want to share with you an article we prepared several years ago and repeat here again. Let me make a suggestion on providing the greatest gift. Give the greatest gift to...

  • Christmas Past Christmas Past

    By Mary Schricker Gemberling “There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, & traditions.”                                                         Bill McKibbon Christmas traditions h...