Five of the funniest TV game show moments

According to a study done back in the 1980s by the National Institute of Justice,  TV game shows were particularly popular among older adults — especially senior women. And it's really no wonder that their popularity among older adults continues today. Games and puzzles are a great way for seniors to keep their minds engaged and active. And shows like Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and The Price Is Right can be both fun and funny to watch! So let's take the time to relive some of that fun by revisiting and counting down five of the funniest TV game show moments! . . . READ THE REST

Four Christmas movies from years gone by

Seems the movie industry loves producing Christmas flicks, and probably for good reason — they are box-office hits! According to Forbes, the movie Home Alone — which was set during the holidays and released during the Christmas season — eventually brought in a staggering total of $476.68 million at worldwide box offices between December 1990 [...] READ THE REST

December 2018 Denver area activities for older adults

In these final days before Christmas, it’s important to finish up your gift shopping, accumulate all of the necessary ingredients for the meal of honor, and don your ugliest holiday sweater. But in all of the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, we must not forget the most important thing: family. So in-between preparations for December 25, be sure to make some time to have some family fun this month! Here are a few Denver area activities that will let you do just that. . . . READ THE REST

December 2018 Chicagoland activities for older adults

The holidays are just around the corner, and there’s still so much to do: shopping for those last-minute gifts, spending hours wrestling with wrapping paper, and cooking for the entire family. But be sure to make some time for some Christmas fun this December, because as busy as the holidays typically get, they still are the most wonderful time of the year. . . . READ THE REST

Diabetes prevention for older adults

One of the risk factors for diabetes is age. This means that as age increases, the risk for getting diabetes increases. Age cannot be changed as a risk factor, but some risk factors can be changed to prevent or delay getting diabetes. Since November is National Diabetes Awareness month, this is a great time to review diabetes prevention for older adults. . . . READ THE REST

Companionship is critical for our seniors and veterans

My local YMCA has a "sit and be fit" class that meets every day before we run (sort of) our pickup basketball games. One man from the class came up to me and introduced himself, and we started talking. Soon after, his new lady friend came over and started chatting with us as well. She was tiny and very frail looking, but with a radiant smile. Both had been widowed after more than 50 years of happy marriage. Now they had found each other. They looked giddy. . . . READ THE REST

How to find unclaimed funds in the state of Illinois

You know that feeling when you are washing clothes and you find that you had a $20 bill in your pants pocket? It's your money — but finding it when you forgot about it is a great feeling! It's the next best thing to hitting the lottery. Now imagine finding $50, or $100, or even $1000! Thanks to the state of Illinois — you just might. . . . READ THE REST

November 2018 Chicagoland activities for older adults

The chilly bite in the air is proof that the holidays are quickly approaching. But these local activities show that it isn’t winter just yet! Take advantage of these opportunities to get out of the house before the snow arrives to seal us indoors for the winter. . . . READ THE REST

November 2018 Denver area activities for older adults

The cool nip in the air is a sign that the winter holidays are quickly approaching. Whether you’re looking for gifts or searching for some family-friendly fun, get out and enjoy these Denver area activities in the month of November. . . . READ THE REST

Halloween over the years

Halloween falls on Oct. 31 as always, and for most of us, the holiday probably seems pretty much the same from year to year. But the truth is a lot has changed since Halloween first started to be practiced. Let’s take a brief yet interesting look at Halloween over the years. . . . READ THE REST