For Senior Women

HOW TO SAFELY DISPOSE OF MEDICATION

Apr 24th, 2013 | By | Category: For Senior Women

Discarding  Medications Safely Senior citizens are met with the need to discard medications safely for a variety of reasons. Sometimes we need to throw out leftover meds because we no longer take them and/or they have expired. Or we may need to toss them because they no longer are doing the job, and between us […]



THE WORLD OF SENIOR WOMEN

Mar 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: For Senior Women

Senior Women Unlimited! There is an interesting response when the phrase ‘senior women’ is searched in your favorite browser. The first articles that pop up are related to senior women and dating or finding a male partner. We find this interesting because it appears to be based on an assumption that senior women are first […]



BEST LOW CALORIE SALAD DRESSINGS

Mar 8th, 2013 | By | Category: For Senior Women

Some Things to Think About re: Salad Dressing We read an Internet article recently about low calorie salad dressings, and the importance of limiting the amount we seniors put on our salads. A ‘low calorie’ salad dressing can become very high in calories when we turn the bottle upside down and let it run out. […]



IMMUNITY BOOSTING AND CANCER

Feb 26th, 2013 | By | Category: For Senior Women

Why Seniors Need An Immunity Boost We seniors are told this week that the flu season is almost over. Most of us got the immunization shot because we are at such high risk for complications from the flu. Now it’s time to take a look at the senior citizen immune system. John Hopkins Medicine recently […]



EXERCISE FOR SENIOR WOMEN

Jan 31st, 2013 | By | Category: For Senior Women

Exercise, a Key to Longevity Following our recent move back to the desert, this senior editor decided she needed to add an exercise regimen to her life. She had always ‘worked out’ doing gardening and housework on a daily basis, but it was clear her muscle structure was suffering.  She discovered her new HMO health […]



FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR SENIOR WOMEN

Jan 21st, 2013 | By | Category: For Senior Women

Money Management Challenges Many senior women 55 or 60+ today find managing money a serious challenge. Especially if they are living alone.  The most common scenario is they inherited the task when their spouse of many years died.  He always managed the money, and she got an allowance to spend on buying groceries and personal […]



ARE SENIOR WOMEN ENTITLED??

Jan 16th, 2013 | By | Category: For Senior Women

We senior women, on occasion, have the tendency to develop an attitude… a message to others that says we are entitled.  Entitled to what?  We may think we should be pampered… coddled… humored… elevated to a ‘high’ position in the family…  you name it.  Such an attitude needs to be addressed if we want to […]



ANNUAL PHYSICAL EXAM FOR SENIOR WOMEN

Dec 9th, 2012 | By | Category: For Senior Women

Well-Woman Exam is the New Name An annual physical for women is now being referred to as a ‘well-woman exam’ (wellness exam).  It is preventive medical care and covered by Medicare almost entirely. This editor was prompted to have hers done last week because her supplemental insurance provider (her MediGap Coverage) offers a reduced premium […]



CAREGIVING FOR ELDERLY LOVED ONES AT HOME

Nov 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: For Senior Women

National Family and Caregiver Month It’s National Family and Caregiver month.  Over 65 million people in the United States provide care for elderly or chronically ill loved ones. Most, but certainly not all, are women. This Senior Editor is having her first full-fledged experience as a caregiver.  We chose to bring my mother-in-law with us […]



SENIOR WOMEN AND BOOZE

Oct 26th, 2012 | By | Category: For Senior Women

What Drives Women to Drink? A recent social conversation led me to search for research online regarding women’s drinking habits.  The results were very interesting.  According to the University of Cincinnati, married women drink more.  A research team at that University conducted a study about drinking. and marriage. The results indicate • In each marital […]