How to add a few laughs to your daily routine

I try to find things to laugh about, but it's not always easy these days. Laughing is supposed to be good for us but how can you laugh if so little seems funny? What if you just decided to laugh for no apparent reason. That's what Laughter Yoga is all about. I tried it recently and enjoyed myself. No joke.

By |2020-12-25T18:22:56-05:00December 22nd, 2020|Health News|6 Comments

Some advice and perspectives on growing older

What is old? Wendy Adlerstein, my guest on this episode of the Catching Health podcast, suggests that it has more to do with attitude than how many birthdays you've celebrated. She's a licensed social worker with a certificate in gerontology and the Executive Director of FirstLight Home Care in the Boston area. We tackled several issues related to getting older that are definitely worth listening to, especially if you or your parents are getting older.

By |2020-12-07T23:58:03-05:00December 7th, 2020|Health News, Podcast|0 Comments

Understanding the impact of COVID on senior living communities

People who live in senior and assisted living communities are at increased risk when it comes to COVID because of their age and the likelihood they have underlying health issues. How these communities tackle keeping residents and staff safe during the pandemic can be either life-saving or life-threatening. I look at one company that has been trying hard to get it right.

By |2020-10-27T15:00:05-04:00October 27th, 2020|Health News, Pandemic|2 Comments

Catherine Gentile, author

Listen to my conversation (there's also a transcript available) with Maine author Catherine Gentile. Her latest book, Small Lies was just released. We talk about the stories in it, including the lie we tell ourselves about aging, and we talk about Alzheimer's' — which both of our mothers had — and how to possibly prevent this horrible disease.

By |2020-10-29T10:17:41-04:00October 26th, 2020|Health News, Podcast|0 Comments