By Arthur Bretschneider Updated 7:58 am PDT, Wednesday, July 31, 2019 FRIENDS -- Pictured: (front l-r) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green (back l-r) Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller -- Photo by: Jon Ragel/NBCU Photo Bank less FRIENDS -- Pictured: (front l-r) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green (back l-r) Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, David ... more Photo: Nbc, Jon Ragel/NBCU Photo Bank Photo: Nbc, Jon Ragel/NBCU Photo Bank Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FRIENDS -- Pictured: (front l-r) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Lisa … [Read more...] about Co-housing: Can it really work for older adults?
By Stacey Burling | March 17, 2019 at 12:20 am For years, we’ve heard that dogs can be good for human physical and mental health in part because the canines’ need for exercise gets their sluggish human companions out of the house for a walk at least a couple of times a day. Now some University of Pennsylvania researchers point out that those walks sometimes end in broken bones and trips to the emergency room for older dog walkers. They estimate that nationally, the number of dog-walking fractures in people age 65 and older more than doubled between 2004 and 2017, from 1,671 to 4,396. During that period, the number of older adults increased by 10 percent, or 4.6 million. Because the team’s data included only people seen in emergency rooms, the researchers believe there likely are more dog-walking-related fractures than they were able to count. The results were published recently in a research letter in JAMA Surgery. The Penn team included medical student Kevin … [Read more...] about Dog walking can be hazardous to older adults
Singer Charo performs at the Human Rights Campaign's Gala Dinner at the Century Plaza Hotel on March 25, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Charo arrives at the "el Premio de la Gente 2003" Latin Music Fan Awards at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on October 16, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Giulio Marcocchi /Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Actress and Musician Charo performs at the "el Premio de la Gente 2003" Latin Music Fan Awards at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on October 16, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Giulio Marcocchi /Getty Images) Actress/Singer Charo attends the 2nd Annual TV Land Awards held on March 7, 2004 at The Hollywood Palladium, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) TV Land President Larry Jones (L) and Actress/Singer Charo attend the 2nd Annual TV Land Awards held at The Hollywood Palladium, March 7, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frank … [Read more...] about Charo’s husband: Older men at highest risk for suicide in the United States
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Scott Kirsner Globe Correspondent February 01, 2019 When was the last time you came home from an intense workout and cracked open a tall, cold can of . . . chocolate milk?“Never” would be an appropriate answer. But a pair of Boston entrepreneurs hope to change that this month with a new brand of canned chocolate milk called Slate.If starting a company to disrupt dairy consumption habits seems a little strange, it’s worth noting that the fast-growing yogurt company Chobani was founded only in 2005 — it now has about $1.5 billion in annual sales — and last year, Land O’Lakes launched an “accelerator program” in Minnesota for dairy entrepreneurs working on products such as organic ice creams and new kinds of cheese spreads. Advertisement Slate cofounder Josh Belinsky acknowledges upfront that “when … [Read more...] about Chocolate milk for adults: Will consumers swallow this concept?
As I walked 32 miles last week through tech’s biggest trade show, CES 2019, I kept thinking about products that my 85-year-old mother could use. That’s not an easy task, as the woman — bless her heart — could not figure out how to use an iPhone. She’s got dementia and bad hearing and can barely manage the caption phone and her overly complicated TV remote. At this year’s CES, products that help older people deal with daily life and health issues were plentiful. Such products were around in years past, but this time the products came from big and small companies alike, including the likes of Intel, Samsung, and Procter & Gamble. There were 4,500 companies across 2.9 million square feet of exhibit space at CES, and about 182,000 people from 160 countries attended, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which sponsors the show. The companies in attendance would be wise to target older folks, because Americans 50 … [Read more...] about Tech companies finally care about helping older people