When you are tired, your joints ache, and you feel discouraged from arthritis, an exercise regimen may be the last thing on your mind.  However, the American Arthritis Foundation claims those who suffer from arthritis desperately need exercise “to ease pain and improve energy level.”  

Lean protein is essential for building and maintaining both muscle and bone.  Without enough protein, your body struggles to maintain its immune system and muscles. It is also important for strength and function.  A deficiency in protein increases risk of infections, pressure sores, falls, b…

As we age, so does our bank account. Retirement incomes often require some financial belt tightening, but you don’t have to sacrifice your quality of life. Most people are aware of senior discounts, but did you know there are plenty of free goods and services for the over 55 crowd?

Branson, Missouri is known for its senior-friendly attractions, stunning scenery and many theaters. In fact, Branson is nicknamed the “Live Music Show Capital of the World.” And it’s quickly becoming a top vacation destination for the over 50 crowd.

It is very effective, providing defense in menacing situations from distances up to 15 feet.  Acting immediately, the spray causes an intense burning feeling in the assailant.  When sprayed in the face, eyes close and breathing is impaired.  The attacker becomes disoriented and loses coordin…

Twisting and shouting! Remember those days when you danced the night away or tried out the latest moves with friends after school?  What was good fun then is also a great way to burn calories, keep in shape and eliminate stress.

In recognition of the potential problems seniors face when natural disasters strike, the American Red Cross offers the following tips to seniors and their families so aging men and women can make it through such situations safe and sound.

If you’re the caregiver of a chronically ill loved one, research indicates your quality of life is worse than your partner’s. That’s no surprise to the millions of Americans who find themselves thrown into a role for which they were unprepared for. But there are things you can do to ease str…

Digging your hands into fresh, rich soil as you transplant seedlings you started yourself is an exciting experience.  ìSome people say that gardening is back-breaking,î says Master Gardener Jane Hirling.  ìIt does take stamina to achieve the results you are looking for, but it can also be an…