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When To Hang Up the Keys

As we age, there is no doubt that our abilities undergo changes. One area where this becomes particularly noticeable is driving. Just like some great athletes know when it’s time to retire at the top of their game, knowing when to hang up the…

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Coming to Journey’s End

Life is surely a journey. There is a beginning, all that great middle, and an end. The end, that point where we must confront the inevitability of our own mortality, is as natural as the sun rising and setting. It’s a challenging time, especially…

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Mindful Living = Aging Well

I have previously touched on mindfulness as a component of healthy aging so I thought it was time to make it a full focus of a blog. As you age, you are sure to encounter various changes that can impact your overall well-being. Chronic…

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Will Robots Become Our Caregivers?

Recently, I was reading Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson, and in one section, she examines the use of robots for caregiving tasks. I connected with the idea that there may be technologies that would lessen the caregiving burden and…

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Can Door County be a Blue Zone?

What’s so great about “Blue Zones” and can Door County become one? Blue Zones are regions of the world where people live much longer than average, often surpassing the age of 100, while maintaining good health and vitality.  Blue Zones were first identified by…

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Aging Successfully vs. Aging With Ease

I have never been a fan of the term “aging successfully”. It seems to denote that if you are not doing it, you must be failing. There are certainly steps that assure physical, cognitive and emotional well-being as we age. However, aging is a…

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Cheesehead Vim and Vigor

It has been fun to watch the Green Bay Packers this season, mostly because there weren’t big expectations for the team. That undemanding attitude is based primarily on their being the youngest team in the NFL this year. But beyond the statistics and scores,…

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Navigating Winter with Confidence

Well, it was bound to happen…SNOW. We live in Wisconsin and know the challenges of winter, especially when it comes to snowy conditions. For older adults, however, ensuring safety during the winter months is paramount. With a few practical precautions and some planning, seniors…

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