As social creatures, we suffer when cut off from one another
By Emily Gurnon for Next Avenue
You may have heard that loneliness is hazardous to your health — and can even lead to an early death. Now, an analysis of 23 scientific studies gives us numbers that reveal just how sick it can really make you.
People with “poor social relationships”
Our residents and staff members will tell you that living at Clay Center Presbyterian Manor is like being with a loving, extended family. But aside from the warm atmosphere, there are many benefits!
- We offer round-the-clock service to those who choose Clay Center Presbyterian Manor as their home.
- Residents in the main building receive three meals a day and snacks between meals. Our meals are open, restaurant-style dining, so residents are able to come and go as they please. Our townhouse/cottage residents can enjoy a meal in our dining room if they choose to as well.
- Transportation to appointments by qualified staff.
- Housekeeping and laundry services for all residents.
- Medication management for those who are unable to handle their medications on their own.
- Television service comes with your apartment. The only utility you pay for is your telephone.
- We offer worship services and many activities, outings and events.
- We have an in-house beauty shop that operates on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
- We offer Physical, Occupational, Speech and Restorative Therapy for all of our residents.
- We have security system bands for those who may wander.
You do not have to mow the lawn, shovel the snow or
Our readers tell how they’ve adapted tradition to changing times
By Liza Kaufman Hogan for Next Avenue
As Next Avenue readers gather together for Thanksgiving, many will be surrounded by family and friends they’ve celebrated with for years, sharing the same dishes they wouldn’t think of leaving off the menu.
And while they treasure tradition,
Strength and conditioning classes focus on fall prevention and connecting with others
By Sherri Snelling for Next Avenue
Dance is for everybody. I believe it came from the people and it should always be delivered back to the people.
– Alvin Ailey
Verine Morris, 42, has spent more than a decade with a fear of falling. Wheelchair-bound for 10 years after a nasty fall at
Help for car buyers and investors, plus a chatbot craze
By Richard Eisenberg for Next Avenue
Not long ago, new personal finance apps and sites were all the rage. They’d help you size up your finances (Mint, FlexScore), manage your debt (CreditKarma, Credit Sesame) and invest smarter and for less money (Wealthfront, Betterment, Future Advisor,
Next Avenue’s Money Editor struggles to answer the question
I turned 60 recently and celebrated in four ways:
- A fantastic family vacation in Spain
- A delicious dinner in New York City with my wife
- A shingles vaccine (you’re supposed to get one at 60)
- A phone call with a long-term care insurance salesman
That last one is weighing heavily on me. I can’t decide whether my wife and I should buy long-term care insurance policies. Few people do: Only about 8 percent
More resources are vital to lighten the load of family caregivers
Rosemary Rawlins feels a deep sense of gratitude for what she learned from her aging parents while providing them with help and comfort. Her father had dementia and her mother suffered with COPD. “My parents brought