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Seasonal Depression and Seniors: What You Should Know

For most people, the changing of the seasons, holiday celebrations, and the ushering in of a new year can be an exciting time. However, for a sizeable part of the population, including seniors, winter can mean depression and other symptoms brought on by SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. What is seasonal depression and what are […]

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8 Dangers Seniors Face in Their Homes & How to Avoid Them

 As people get older, their risk of getting injured at home increases greatly. One report from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention shows that once every 20 minutes, a senior in the United States experiences a fall. These injuries can range in severity from resulting in a minor scratch to requiring an emergency room […]

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6 Ways to Prevent a Fall

Get Moving  Movement is a wonderful way to maintain agility and keep the core strong. Consider enlisting in the assistance of a physical therapist who can work on boosting balance and strength. Engage in daily walks and, if possible, sign up for classes such as Tai Chi or Yoga, which has been shown to result […]

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8 Ways to Stay Safe While Taking Public Transportation

Easy Climber Senior Couple Riding Bus Blog

As we age, it may become more difficult to drive our cars around town. This can be inconvenient for a lot of seniors, as they make regular doctor visits, try and remain active in the community, and continuing day-to-day tasks like shopping or eating out at restaurants. Public transportation, such as buses and taxis, can […]

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6 Ways to Accommodate Aging in Place [Infographic]

According to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures and AARP, nearly 90 percent of people over age 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible. A further 80 percent believe their current residence is where they will always live. This isn’t altogether surprising; after all, who wants to […]

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7 Father’s Day Gifts He’s Sure to Love

Easy Climber Father's Day Gifts

  Whether he’s a golfer, a weather watcher or a sports fan, there’s something here for him Fathers are never particularly easy to buy for; that’s why there are so many jokes about Father’s Day and neckties. It can be even harder when you’re buying a present for a senior. They simply don’t have as […]

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7 Tips on Having Pets When You’re a Senior

Easy Climber Seniors Living with Pets

Perhaps you’ve recently lost your spouse, and you’re wondering if a pet would help the house seem less empty. Or a previous pet has died, and you aren’t sure whether to get a new one. Maybe you live in a small apartment; is that fair to the pet? And what if you someday need to […]

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How Do You Know When Assisted Living is Right For You?

Edna had fallen once, breaking her pelvis, and spent six weeks in a rehabilitation community doing physical and occupational therapy to get her back to normal. It was difficult, painful work, but now, two years later, she has full use of her bones and muscles and no remaining symptoms of that terrible break. But still, […]

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8 Mother’s Day Gifts She Won’t Return

Easy Climber Blog Mother's Day Gifts She Wont' Return

It can be hard to find great gifts for seniors. They already have most things they need and don’t particularly want pretty things that end up gathering dust, even if the sentiment behind those gifts was sweet. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we thought we’d give you a few suggestions for gifts that […]

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How to Find the Best Senior Caregiver

Easy Climber How to Find A Caregiver

Determining your loved one’s needs is the first, important step The decision to hire a senior caregiver can be a difficult one. Maybe your aging father is becoming forgetful, or can no longer keep up with the household chores. Maybe your mom is not good about taking her medicine or cooking for herself, and you’re […]

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