Greg Springman, certified personal trainer, is greeting everyone by name as he watches his class assemble in a circle, some in wheelchairs or using walkers. They seem eager to be here, except Joe.
Belgians Pieter and Paulus Langerock have been best friends for 102 years. The twin brothers, born on July 8 1913, have been inseparable since birth and rarely spend time apart, and even share the same room at their retirement home outside the Belgian town of Ghent.
The Ecumen Bethany Community in Alexandria, Minn., has received the highest possible overall quality rating of 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).
Readers of the Changing Aging blog probably know that our renowned blogger Jim Klobuchar is a bike enthusiast. But there’s a lot more to the story.
Most seniors want to stay in their own homes, but often they need assistance to make that happen. Increasingly, home care services and community programs are becoming widely available, but connecting seniors with the services they need can be challenging.
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Dr. Bill Thomas, an international expert on geriatric medicine, was repulsed by another physician’s website promoting cosmetic treatments to ward off the signs of aging. And he said so.
Those who think older people can’t be creative are “Wrong. Deeply wrong,” writes prominent journalist Chris Farrell.
When thinking of who she wanted to stand with her on her wedding day, Christina Quinn said it was a no-brainer to ask her 89-year-old grandmother, who she considers to be one of her closest friends.
Ecumen honors Eva Nielsen, a resident of Ecumen Parmly LifePointes, who is 101.