The aging process, health benefits of working longer, cure for cancer, brain scans in dogs and more . . .

By Steve Moran

I spend a lot of time looking at all kinds of stories and articles on the internet. A few get turned into blog posts. Some are cool but not worth turning into an article and others are cool but have nothing to do with senior living, but I think you might like them.  

Using Creativity to Transform the Process of Aging

Ginny Mazur is among the most creative and sensitive persons organizing and enriching the lives of elders in senior living. She understands deeply how aging must be on the front burner of our consciousness in terms of potential rather than being hidden in a closet, considered only in terms of loss. In this Hopeful Aging with Dr. John Zeisel of the Hearthstone Institute interview, Ginny describes how creativity in aging transforms people’s lives.

Working Longer May Benefit Your Health

This is becoming an increasingly important issue as we are living longer. With people living longer the challenge of keeping people healthier becomes a big deal. The data seems to suggest that working into what has traditionally been seen as retirement time is just plain good for you.

A Magic Cancer Cure

This drug out of England is so new . . . and maybe so secretive that it does not even have a name yet. One man was given 18 months to live and is now cancer free. Pretty wild if it holds up.

Brain Scans Reveal What Dogs Really Think of Us

I can’t possibly make a case for this having anything to do with senior living and yet when I saw the link I clicked through. Not only that, I ended up reading the whole article. It may be because I have become an obsessed dog owner or maybe it will be of interest to all of you.

Just 30 Minutes of Exercise is all You Need

A recent study out of Canada suggests that you can have a much healthier heart doing just 30 minutes of vigorous sprint style exercising per week. Think running up stairways for 30 minutes . . . but not 30 minutes straight.

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