Tag: seniors

Our View: The power of friendship

Friendship is one of the great blessings of life. Friends come in many forms and can be found in the unlikeliest of places. While...

Improvements for independence

By Administration for Community Living Being safe and comfortable at home is a large part of living well. Home modifications and repairs can help everyone,...

SHARE the love this season

By Rhonda Williams, LCSW It’s the holiday season, with many people reporting feeling anxious and more stressed than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic, the economy, the...

Medicare: Open enrollment and upcoming changes

By Nelva Hernandez, LCSW Lower prescription drug costs are on the way for Medicare recipients. Several provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 which...

Attention on aging

By Michael Schuster The Northern Virginia Aging Network consists of staff representatives from the five Northern Virginia Agencies on Aging board members from the local...

Program of all-inclusive care for the elderly

By Kate Cunningham Cherry Blossom Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly has officially opened and is actively serving participants. A new medical and longterm...

Taking the pedal off the metal: When should older adults stop...

By Cedar Dvorin You may have gotten your driver’s license the day you turned 16. By the time you retire, you could have driven daily...

The art of safe falling and fall prevention

By Dennis Jinnohara Falls are the leading cause of injuries for older Americans. Falls generate enormous economic and personal costs and threaten seniors’ safety and...

Better With Age: Prepare to prevent Medicare fraud

By Nelva Hernandez Medicare is a federal government program that provides health care coverage for people over 65, those who are under 65 and receiving...

Better With Age: When does your home go from safe to...

By Bryce Scholar Home is where the heart is. This common saying holds true for many of us. For older adults, home is where they...