Halloween Laughing Yoga Saturday

Come celebrate Halloween with me Saturday for Laughing Yoga. Wear a costume if you want. I’m going to try out some Halloween themed exercises and help you end your week and start your Halloween weekend with some laughter. Starts 10:30 EDT Saturday on Zoom, so you don’t have to worry about the weather. Link below.Continue reading “Halloween Laughing Yoga Saturday”

Start a laughter yoga practice with me

The old adage states that laughter is the best medicine, and the benefit of laughter yoga exercise is that your body doesn’t know the difference between genuine laughter and self-simulated laughter. You can gain all the same holistic benefits without having to feel funny. Ask me how to join in when classes start in ONEContinue reading “Start a laughter yoga practice with me”

Longterm Care, Part 2: Assisted Living

I’m wrapping up my birthday month growing old and aging series with the second part of my three-part series on longterm care options for the aging and elderly in society. Today we look at Assisted Living. Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) are growing in popularity with about 1/2 a million aging adults choosing this option inContinue reading “Longterm Care, Part 2: Assisted Living”

Decade of Healthy Aging

Yesterday, I talked about all the reasons we need to be concerned about our rapidly aging population. Today, I’ll explain how the United Nations is asking all of us in the public and private sectors to come together to create better living conditions for our aging society this decade. The hard truth is that unlessContinue reading “Decade of Healthy Aging”

Why should you care about eldercare?

It’s time we all start to pay attention to the way our society’s needs and culture will and is shifting. Offering alternatives to those of us who have aging family members was a driving force in my decision to become a departure doula and to offer elder care. Our healthcare system, especially after COVID, cannot handle the increased need, consumption, of our aging population today, and it’s only going to get more difficult in the coming decades. While changes and policies need to address our overwhelmed, overly complicated and inadequate healthcare system, we should also begin to look to non-medical professionals to help fill many of the gaps in the system.

Let’s talk about getting older

It’s my birthday month. Last year was a big – ZERO year, but also pandemic, so I didn’t do much to commemorate it. This year, each day until my birthday I want to talk about getting older and aging. We so undervalue our elders in this society, which leads to so many dreadful living andContinue reading “Let’s talk about getting older”

Life is lined

Do you have a favorite wrinkle? So far I have lines mostly around my eyes and mouth. I’m happy they have developed first from all the times I’ve laughed and smiled. I think they illustrate that I have spent more time happy, than wrinkling my brow/forehead in worry or exasperation. I know I’m lucky andContinue reading “Life is lined”

Media Monday: Highlighting part of the American Jobs Plan & it’s time to start watching TV with me

The American Jobs Plan addresses some important health care inequities for our aging and disabled community and the people who care for them, overwhelmingly women of color