Kathy VanSchaick

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As a 60-something, I enjoy researching the topics and have found many of the topics particularly relevant in my life and the lives of my friends and family.  I’m pleased to be able to share them with you.

Articles from several sources highlight elders who volunteer in Red Cross, cancer support groups, voter registration, work with children and other elders and in the new area of micro-volunteering at Help from Home.

55+ magazine profiles Deborah Hughes, president of the National Susan B, Anthony Museum & House and celebrates the 100th anniversary of suffrage for women in New York state.

AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins lays out her plan to “Disrupt Aging”, living well at 50, 60, 70 and beyond in several articles focusing on health, wealth and self.

Articles from Harvard Health and NPR explain hospital delirium and sun-downing, occurrences of hospital patients suddenly become confused and disoriented and often hallucinate.

Consumer Reports’ article At the Wheel Over 65, Driving Safer, Driving Longer offers the latest research and innovation to meet the needs and challenges of aging drivers.

AARP Bulletin offers the ultimate guide to fraud and scams including web and home safety, investment schemes, phone fraud, travel warnings and shopping scams.

Articles from Next Avenue explore the growing problem of alcohol and drug misuse and abuse in the over 60 population.

Articles from WXXI and University of Southern California report on the ways   aging affects our senses of smell and taste and changes that occur to skin and hair.

:  Nutrition Acton Newsletter provides information on studies on benefits of calorie restricted diets and offers their take on memory-enhancing and anti-aging supplements.

Reminisce magazine honors moms, spotlights events of 1967 and brings back memories of Little League Baseball.

Articles introduce problems and solutions for the “elder orphan”, one who is socially or physically isolated without available family member or caregiver to help manage aging.

Articles relay attitudes about autonomous and semi-autonomous cars,  the advances being made in their technology and the need for them in the lives of elders and the disabled.

A potpourri of articles from the March April 55+ magazine include topics on senior discounts, gray divorce, dementia, small town and machine knitting.

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Articles from the Earth Day Network describe the history of Earth Day and their Billion Acts of Green project. Others relate how some seniors have undertaken to make every day an earth day.

Articles from several sources focus on seniors as old as 101 who run competitively as well as simply for exercise or social interaction.

Two Rochester area women have had their goal of being published writers come to fruition at late in life, one at 73 and the other at 81.

Author Louise Penny shares her journey with her husband’s dementia, as does novelist Jenny McPhee, in the story of her mother’s decline.  Also articles on getting help as a caregiver.

Articles from Brain Works winter 2017 offer theories as to why time seems so go faster as we age and how we can retrain our brains proprioception as gravity renders us a bit shorter.

Articles from varied sources report on Elderly Immigration in the US, a program for elder refugees in Indiana, and the story of one elderly Burmese refugee.

Articles in the winter issue of Brain World, cover new information on diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s and other dementias, including reading virtual maps and yoga as a preventative treatment measure.

In honor of Black History Month, articles will highlight the roles of several African American seniors, including a medical marijuana shop owner, aged protestors of Donald Trump’s inauguration and the National Caucus and Cent on Black Aging

Consumer Reports article offers information on how to maximize retirement income whether you are approaching retirement, working part time or fully retired, from Boomers, to the Silent Generation.

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New York Times writer John Leland revisits the lives of six elder New Yorkers one year after his documented article on their lives in 2015.

AARP Bulletin’s special report on Medicare highlights concerns about its future as a guaranteed benefit and the benefits accorded by the ACA including free preventive services and reduced prescription drug charges.

Treehouse is an intergenerational community in Massachusetts where foster children, adoptive families and seniors  thrive in a spirit of mutual responsibility and sensitivity to one another’s needs.


Alzheimer’s research projects using odor identification, retinal nerve fiber density and amyloid plaques in the retina hope to identify those  at risk for the disease before symptoms occur.

Social isolation is a growing threat for older adults, contributing to both physical and mental health problems fro factors including living alone, major life transitions and transportation access.

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Seniors are particularly challenged by winter hazards including falls, hypothermia and frostbite, social isolation, seasonal affective disorder, house fires and heart attacks.

Three elder celebrities, Warren Beatty, Diane Love, John Ratzenberger share their passions in AARP’s November/December magazine

Authors Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, M.D. share their 7 rules to stop aging and make our “third act” a time to live longer, stronger, healthier and sharper in AARP’s November, December magazine.

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