Sleep to live longer and healthier?

Sleep yourself to a longer, healthier life Original article by Mario Garrett on September 30th, 2018 Sleep is the best medicine. Although older adults need as many hours of sleep as younger adults – between seven to nine hours each night – we often hear the commonly...

Older women and heart failure risks

Walking tied to lower risk of heart failure in older women Original article written for Reuters Health by Lisa Rapport September 5, 2018 (Reuters Health) – Older women who exercise may be less likely to develop heart failure, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers...

Combining child care and elder care

A new project shows combining childcare and aged care has social and economic benefits Original article published September 2nd, 2018 on The Conversation by Anneke Fitzgerald, Katrina Radford, Lalitha Kirsnan What happens when you bring a group of older residents to...

Share your story

The power of story sharing! To celebrate Grandparents’ Day on September 9th, we are hosting a story-sharing event! Tell us about your grandparents. An event, a memory, a tradition – anything you’d like to share with us. Submissions will be judged by...

Measuring poverty and older adults

How do we measure poverty? Original article by McMaster Optimal Aging Portal dated August 15, 2018 Five generations: that’s how long on average it’s estimated it takes for a descendant of a poor family in an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development...

Focus on your feet

The Agony of the Feet as You Get Older Making foot care a priority as you get older is important for maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Article written by Stacey Colino, Contributor to US News on August 9th, 2018 While people often pay attention to how their...