Summer can be Dangerous for Adults over 60!

Most of us look forward to summer but hot weather can be dangerous, particularly to adults over 60. A University of Chicago Medical Center study found that 40% of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. were among people over 65. There are several reasons why boomers and seniors are more vulnerable to heat stroke and heat exhaustion and even heat-related deaths. As we age, we lose the ability to notice changes in our body temperature. Health conditions that may come with age can also make it more difficult for older adults to adapt to heat. Some medications can contribute to dehydration. Keeping cool in summer is essential. Follow these tips: Drink plenty of water even if you are not thirsty. Avoid coffee and alcoholic beverages contribute to dehydration. Wear Appropriate Clothes like light-colored, lightweight, loose-fitting clothes and a wide-brimmed hat. Stay … Read More

Great Gifts for Dad! Practical and Affordable

This Father’s Day, celebrate your eyeglass-wearing dad’s passions, interests and hobbies with a gift that is practical, thoughtful and affordable- Haven® Fits Over sunglasses and Guardian Pro® safety glasses! After all, hobbies offer enjoyment, make you more interesting, keep your mind and motor skills sharp, develop your creativity, can help you meet people and learn valuable skills. Here are a few gift suggestions for eyeglass-wearing dads who enjoy popular hobbies. These perfect Father’s Day gifts are sure to make his day and best of all; they are all under $35! Woodworker/Furniture Restorer/Model-Builder You know the type, he takes pieces of ordinary wood and creates amazing things like sleds, bookshelves, rocking chairs and jewelry boxes. He carefully measures, cuts, glues, nails, sands, paints and stains, until a beautiful object emerges. If your eyeglass-wearing dad enjoys wood-working or model building, a pair … Read More

Gardening Tips for Spring

I love gardening because it is one of those projects that can bring instant gratification. I get a lot of satisfaction from weeding the garden, planting a flower bed or growing my own tomatoes. Since it is spring, I am eager to tackle my little patch of nature. This year, I am planting zinnias, marigolds and tomatoes from seed and I’ve learned that the potting mix you use actually makes a difference. There are special mixes for growing seeds. I usually start my seeds in small containers in my kitchen by the window and once they are about 2” tall, I take the containers outdoors for short periods of time so they get acclimatized. After about 1 week, I transplant them to the garden. I plan to spend a lot of time outdoors this spring and I plan to wear … Read More