Aging

Aging is part of life, but it doesn't have to be discouraging. Embrace aging as a reflection of all the wisdom you've accumulated over the years, and look ahead with excitement and joy.
An aging mother in wheelchair converses with her caregiver son.
Advice for Caregivers

Caring for a Parent When Your Relationship Has Been Strained

Whether you assume a hands-on or a backseat role, caregiving may offer an opportunity for healing.

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Dear Aging contest winner grateful for life and walk on the beach.
Healing

Dear Aging: Thank You

Linda, one of the three “Dear Aging” letter-writing contest winners, shares the opportunities and beauty that aging brings.

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Carolyn Bolz
Healing

Dear Aging: How It Feels to Get Older

Carolyn Bolz, one of the three “Dear Aging” contest winners, wrote a poem about the joys and challenges of getting older, and how to stay hopeful as the years unfold.  

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Jean Locker
Exercise

Dear Aging: Slow Down a Little, Please

As she celebrates her 75th birthday, Jean L., one of the Arnicare “Dear Aging” contest winners, reflects fondly on her life experiences. 

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A woman preparing her work outfit.
Advice for Caregivers

Tips for Sandwich Generation Caregivers to Return to the Workplace During Covid-19

For parents who care for their own parents, transitioning back to on-site work requires creative thinking.

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A daughter caregiving for her father.
Advice for Caregivers

Is It Time to Step in and Give Your Older Loved One More Support?

Asking “How do I know if …?” questions can help you identify problems and good solutions.

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An older woman stretching in her home.
Exercise

The Benefits of Being Active

Lower your risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and other diseases with these quick stretching exercises.

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A crepe myrtle tree full of angels. Illustration by Dawn Cooper
Angels

The Ethereal Trees That Captivated These Dementia Residents

A music therapist is delighted to see her patients became entranced with the beautiful trees.

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Prayers for aging parents
Aging Parents

How to Pray for Your Aging Parents

After a lifetime of receiving prayers, one son is committed to offering them daily for his elderly mom and dad.

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A mother in her golden years with her daughter.
Aging Parents

Making Sure Mom Is Well Cared For: Can You Do It All?

Mothering your own mom requires an abundance of time and energy, so getting help is key.

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