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By Belinda Pianezza No one wants to think about dying. We all spend time making plans and looking forward to the future. Just like everything else in life, there is an ending. Planning for that ending may not be enjoyable, but it is something that will

By Belinda Pianezza Getting older means developing a thin skin… literally. As we age, the outer layer of the skin, known as the epidermis, thins. Why? The fat molecules in the skin reduce causing it to become thin and saggy. On top of that, the connective

Belinda Pianezza When it comes to being active, most seniors think about taking a stroll or playing golf. It can be difficult for many to find a fun low-impact sport to play that will not aggravate any health issues. Here’s a low-impact sport that many may

By Belinda Pianezza The warm summer sun feels great after a long winter, especially on bare feet. It doesn’t matter how old you are, there is nothing like walking barefoot through soft grass on a warm summer day. Everyone remembers to wear sunscreen and a hat when

By Belinda Pianezza Aging is never easy. There are physical and mental changes that can make every day routines challenging. For those in the senior population, aging can mean having to move from his/her home into the home of a loved one or into a senior

By Belinda Pianezza Buttons at the best of times can be tricky to fasten. Some buttons can be small and the holes can be very tight. For someone suffering from arthritis or a mobility issue, just getting dressed can be a challenge. What to do? Make

By Belinda Pianezza It is no secret that as we get older parts of our bodies change. One of the first functions to fail seems to be eyesight. What was once 20/20 may have weakened to 20/70. It is common for eyesight to deteriorate with age,

By Belinda Pianezza Until recently, those who suffered from chronic pain, sleeplessness and a host of other symptoms were hard to diagnose. In fact it was believed that anyone complaining of those symptoms were experiencing more mental anguish than physical pain; but that has changed. The