Weekly Digest: Zany Yet Inspiring Elderly Stories!
Let’s take a break from the price hikes and all the negativity that’s in the news nowadays. This week, we’ll be sharing interesting and funny senior stories. The great thing about this is that not only will these blog posts tickle your funny bone – it may as well inspire you and view life in a lighter and fresher perspective.
Red Wine May Prevent Senior Falls, Study Finds
Cheers! Red wine may just be what seniors need, according to Anthonia Akitunde in an entry for The Huffington Post. A study conducted by the American Chemical Society revealed that resveratrol, a compound in red wine, may improve a senior’s mobility. Funny it might seem, imagining a senior chugging down some fine wine, but having improved mobility is no laughing matter – falls are a major cause of accidents for seniors, with one-third of individuals over the age of 65 falling every year.
102-year-old woman stays young with a boozy daily routine
Alcohol seems to be a hit this week, when darling granny Mildred Bowers was prescribed by her doctor to have a single beer each day. In a Mashable post by Chloe Bryan, Bowers suggested the alcohol intake to her nurses. The nurses, in turn, asked a doctor, who then approved the request. Thumbs up to you, Mildred – happy hour begins every four o’clock!
Too Old for Sex? Not at This Nursing Home
Love wins: a nursing home in Riverdale, New York, turned up the heat when it comes to elderly socials. Winnie Hu’s post in The New York Times highlights the benefits of the Hebrew Home’s dating service, G-Date (Grandparents Date). Promoting consensual and intimate relationships, residents in the said nursing home now have something passionate to look forward to during the twilight years.
101-year-old competes in Michigan Senior Olympics, completes 100-meter dash
Champions have risen to the test in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Michigan, however, has a one-of-a-kind winner, one who was born over a century ago. Sierra Pedraja, Click on Detroit’s digital news editor, reported on Fred Winter’s incredible participation in the Michigan Senior Olympics. Winter is a living testament that age shouldn’t be a hurdle when it comes to athletic excellence.
Italian police cook elderly couple pasta after neighbors hear crying
The elderly years may be an emotional ride, but you can always count on even the police to be there for you. Jess Staufenberg, in a report for the Independent, wrote about how police officers helped a distressed elderly couple with pasta and some good, old-fashioned company. Humanity at its finest; when we learn and realize that we should be there for each other.
We hope that this roundup will serve as a healthy dose of inspiration and positivity in your life. Read more here for helpful information on LTC insurance to secure a bright and safe future.