Senior Lifestyles

Copley man turns 100

COPLEY — Jack Hardman, of Copley, celebrated his 100th birthday April 20. Hardman, a WWII veteran, was honored April 19 during a happy hour celebration in the assisted living neighborhood of VITALIA-Montrose. In addition to a host of family members and friends, Copley Township trustees were in attendance to celebrate Hardman’s newly designated centenarian status and proclaim April 20 “Jack Hardman Day.” He […]

Easy ideas to stretch your retirement budget

Retirement may mean you have unlimited time to enjoy each day, but it does not mean you have a budget to match. You probably already know staying active is essential for aging with grace, so instead of letting limited funds keep you at home, explore some ways you can enjoy your leisure time without breaking the bank. Hit the gym […]

VANTAGE Aging, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank partner to bring meals to seniors

AKRON/CANTON — VANTAGE Meals On Wheels Northeast Ohio (MOWNEO) and the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank (ACRFB) announced their partnership to provide meals for seniors in the Stark County area. In an effort to serve the community’s most vulnerable member, MOWNEO will provide meals through a mobile food outreach initiative. Staff and volunteers will meet at ACRFB’s Canton location to relay meals […]

The transformative value of health coaching

If you have ever tried to make a healthy lifestyle change, you may have found that your initial excitement fades quickly, and you return to your old habits. Well, you are not alone. In fact, more and more health plans are including a helpful program benefit that helps members transform their own health and stick to new behaviors — health […]

How volunteering can help older adults combat loneliness

The bonds found in friendships and other relationships are an important factor in health and wellness — even science says so. According to the American Psychological Association, forming and maintaining social connections at any age is one of the most reliable predictors of a healthy, happy and long life. Studies show having strong and supportive friendships can fend off depression […]

Romance scams are on the rise, and elderly are particularly vulnerable

They say, “you can’t buy love,” but scammers have figured out a way to exploit it for profit. Romance scams are at an all-time high and, while victims cross all demographics, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports that elders are increasingly targeted. Why? Because they often have retirement savings at their disposal and may be more be isolated and less […]

Direction Home accepting referrals to county-funded Aging in Place program

SUMMIT COUNTY — County Executive Ilene Shapiro and Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities have announced their new joint initiative, the Aging in Place Program, is now accepting referrals. Supported with an initial $4 million grant from Shapiro and County Council, the program will help older adults remain in their homes, navigate the digital world and […]

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