Category: Food Technology

Category: Food Technology

10 Tips to Take Care of Your Eyesight in the Digital Age

10 Tips to Take Care of Your Eyesight in the Digital Age

While the digital age has many advantages, it also has many downfalls, especially for older adults. The continuous exposure to screens can cause significant harm to our eyes and vision. In this post, we’ll review several tips to help take care of your eyes. These simple tips will enhance and preserve your vision if you spend time in front of the screen.First, let’s look at major eye problems associated with aging:

6 Reasons to Laugh More as We Age

6 Reasons to Laugh More as We Age

Do you know of a medicine that is available at zero cost and attainable almost all the time? You heard us right; it is called laughter! Laughter contributes to a sense of well-being and encourages you to have an optimistic outlook in life. It leads to a more relaxed state of mind and helps you focus on the positive outcomes of a situation. Laughter allows you to connect to your loved ones and bring an excellent mood to yourself and the people around you. It is true when people say that your attitude affects your body, mind, and soul. Laughing with your friends, or even on your own, not only has mental but many physical advantages as well. Doctors across the world have suggested that the best, and often, the easiest way of dealing with an issue is to crack a joke and laugh. There is much more depth to this claim, and we will learn more about it as we go on!

ELDER MUSIC: 1956 Yet Again

This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to take over the column. He’s been here each week ever since delighting us with his astonishing grasp of just about everything musical, his humor and sense of fun. You can read Peter’s bio here and find links to all his columns here. * * * 1956 was in the grip of the first flush of rock and roll, …

5 Benefits of a Full Night’s Sleep for Older Adults

5 Benefits of a Full Night’s Sleep for Older Adults

Sleep is essential for health, especially as we age. Many things can interfere with the sleep patterns of an adult. According to Sleephealth.org, “It is estimated that sleep-related problems affect 50 to 70 million Americans of all ages and socioeconomic classes.” Sleeping is the time to rest and rejuvenate as the mind and body recover from a long hectic day. Studies have shown that older adults need to sleep for eight hours as sufficient sleep contributes to many facets of health and wellness. Our bodies undergo several changes as we age, such as producing lower levels of hormones. As a result, we experience a reduction in slow-wave or deep sleep. When the body experiences this, it will produce melatonin, which means continuously experiencing difficulty sleeping, and waking up often during the night. Therefore, it is increasingly important as we age to ensure we get sufficient sleep. Read on for 5 of the top benefits of getting a full night’s sleep as an older adult:

Find Your Inspiration: A Guide to Getting Started with Pinterest

Find Your Inspiration: A Guide to Getting Started with Pinterest

In previous blogs, we reviewed the process of creating and setting up Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. In this blog, you will learn how to create an account and set up a Pinterest profile. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has limited access to a busy social life, it has provided more time to get back into an old hobby or develop a new hobby to keep you busy. Pinterest is the perfect place to find inspiration and ideas for your next project.     Step 1: Create an AccountGo to www.pinterest.com and click “Sign up” at the top right-hand corner of the page. Your screen will now look like this:

Returning Home After Discharge 

Returning Home After Discharge 

After leaving the hospital, you may think that the worst is behind you. However, the transition from hospital to home can be a critical time for seniors and their health. Seniors may experience complications from their recent hospital stay, resulting in another hospital admission. In fact, 28% of patients discharged from the hospital are readmitted within just 30 days. 

10 Must-Do Autumn Activities with Your Grandchildren

10 Must-Do Autumn Activities with Your Grandchildren

As fall arrives and students return to school, it might seem difficult to spend as much time with grandchildren. However, fall presents many fantastic opportunities to try new activities and make the most of your quality time together. Many of which can easily be done at home and safely socially distanced. If you could use some ideas, we got you covered in this article. We will show you our top 10 best autumn activities to do with your grandchildren:     1. Apple PickingGoing for apple picking with your grandchildren is a great way to get some exercise, fresh air, and delicious fruit. Look for the best apples in the orchard and bring them home to make a pie or other tasty treats. An apple orchard also makes a fantastic setting for some family photos that will be cherished for years to come.

Top Tips to Declutter Your Home

Top Tips to Declutter Your Home

Most of our homes have some extra items creating clutter and stress in our lives. Decluttering can be a considerable undertaking, but it can also make significant differences in our homes and lives. A messy home can lead to stress and anxiety. If you find it challenging to take care of the clutter in your home, it is never too late to start. In this article, we will cover the top tips to declutter your home! Laundry RoomThe laundry room is a great place to start. Firstly, it is generally a relatively small room, so it will require less of a time investment to declutter. Secondly, having the laundry room clean will help you declutter other rooms. You may need to use the washer/dryer to get through piles of clothing, blankets, towels, etc. that are cluttering the rest of your house. Assigning laundry bins to clothing color or type will immensely help you finish the arrangement process very quickly.