Tips to Stay Safe in Your Indiana Garden

Happy retired female gardening in back yard. Smiling senior woman is crouching by plants. She is in casuals.

Spending time in a garden can boost the body, mind and spirit. This is especially true for older adults who live in climates like Indiana’s where winter often keeps people cooped up indoors. Even if you only have a small outdoor area, it’s still possible to plant and tend a garden. It can be as […]

6 Tips for Dealing With Insomnia in the Elderly

A senior man lying in bed cannot sleep from insomnia

One of the most common misconceptions about aging is that the older we get, the less sleep we need. Sleep experts say that’s just not true. Adults need between seven and nine hours of quality sleep each night. And that number doesn’t change as we age. What does change, however, is the prevalence of insomnia […]

The Link Between Exercise, Activity and Aging

Group of four smiling senior women toning their arms with elastic strengthening bands while seated in fitness class.

The health benefits of engaging in regular exercise and maintaining an active lifestyle are numerous. They range from lower blood pressure to decreased rates of diabetes. Sometimes, however, older adults worry that physical activity will increase their risk for experiencing a fall. It can cause them to limit or give up an active lifestyle, believing […]