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Long Distance Grandparenting Can Be Challenging
Often, it just requires a special effort to communicate with grandchildren and establish the foundation for a strong long-term relationship. Learn how to reach young people who don't live nearby and how to create strong bonds and loving connections.

Making Our Indoors Safer
Taking steps to make our indoors as safe as possible is a smart move as we age. Learn about ways to make our home environments safer and how to help ourselves and others by assessing in-home risks.

Making the Most of Doctors' Visits
Visiting the doctor's office can be stressful, especially if we are having problems with our health and are looking for answers. We can miss information or misinterpret what the doctor is telling us. This "must read" article helps us make the most of our visits.

Managing Holiday Stress
As we get older, whether we are planning to be all alone for the Holidays or headed into an uncomfortable group situation, there is nothing like being prepared. Learn how stay in a positive frame of mind and take control as the holidays approach.

Music Therapy as an Effective Treatment
Music therapy has been used to treat numerous chronic illnesses and is considered one of the effective "alternative" therapies. Learn more about its applications and how many older adults are experimenting with alternative treatment methods for pain and disease.

Older Adults and Alcohol
Drinking too much alcohol at any age can cause health problems. Since older adults take more medication as they age and alcohol can affect drug interactions, drinking can be more dangerous for older persons. Learn about the effects of alcohol as we age and what to avoid.

Pets and Aging
Pets make wonderful companions for older adults and are considered "therapy" in many situations. It's important to know what to consider when choosing the right pet so that the experience is positive and enhances our lifestyle.

Pets Enhance Well-being
Animals can reduce loneliness and encourage healthy behaviors. It is important to appreciate how pets can add to a healthy lifestyle as we age and as our loved ones also get on in years. Learn how owning a pet can add to our quality of life.

Phobias in Later Life
Treating phobias in older adults can be somewhat more difficult than treating them in younger people. Learn about phobias in older age and how to approach older persons who have phobias that affect their quality of life.

Planning for a Healthy Trip
Many older persons love to travel but they make their plans as they did when they were younger, without "thinking it through." We forget that we may need different shoes, get our medications refilled , and more. Take a look at what we need to make our next trip safe and comfortable.

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