Prepare for Power Outages

All it takes is one wild, unexpected storm to turn life upside-down in a hurry. Some of us lost power shortly before Christmas, and after one cold night, many of us were looking for ways to warm up fast.  Winter storms can be especially dangerous, as we saw when temperatures plunged in Texas, threatening theContinue reading “Prepare for Power Outages”

Vision concerns for people with Parkinson’s

When was the last time you were in to see your optometrist? For most seniors, medical providers recommend annual exams, and that’s a good chance to see if your glasses prescription needs tweaking. They will probably also check for any changes in your eye health, screening for glaucoma, cataracts, or even macular degeneration. If youContinue reading “Vision concerns for people with Parkinson’s”

Loneliness and Caregivers

I’m a Minnesotan, and I’m tough. I can handle sub-zero temperatures, icy roads, and another year the Vikings weren’t in the Super Bowl. And if I’m a caregiver, I may even be tougher – I can juggle a job, kids in whatever version of school they’re having now, and still check in on Dad, who’sContinue reading “Loneliness and Caregivers”

Zooming for Seniors

If you’ve been working or going to school online, meeting with groups, or just celebrating a grandchild’s birthday 1,000 miles away, all from the safety of your home, you’ve probably been using Zoom. Since the pandemic began almost a year ago, this free online program has exploded in popularity across the country. Its use isContinue reading “Zooming for Seniors”