Tag: aging

Life Well Lived: Redefining aging in Alexandria

By Mara Benner Huaorani elders are revered for their wisdom, experience and shamanic capabilities. The elders are also thought to have magical powers that younger...

Seniors: How to prepare for open enrollment

By Nelva Hernandez  Each year, employees who get health insurance through their employers are familiar with the open enrollment period, the time frame to make...

Seniors: City to hold conference for caregivers

By Debbie Luddington  Are you caring for a family member or loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other medical problems? Is it a struggle at...

Seniors: AARP approves Alexandria’s age-friendly plan

By Jane King As we grow older, our focus turns to assuring that high-quality, affordable health care is available where we live. What we may overlook...

Man sentenced for defrauding elderly Alexandria resident

A man has been sentenced for his role in defrauding a 91-year-old Alexandria resident, Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney Bryan Porter said in a news release. Robert...

Seniors: Here’s five reasons why you don’t want to be a...

“She heroically cared for her mother.” “He is a real hero in the way he’s caring for his wife.” I’ve heard many versions of...

Letter to the Editor: Alzheimer’s crisis needs new governor’s attention

Since the start of the gubernatorial election many issues important to the people of Virginia have taken center stage, but one deserves more attention from...