Carol Cummings and guest bloggers, including Juliet Klinger, write a weekly Optimum Life Blog touching on a wide range of topics impacting seniors and their friends and families.
Downsizing 101: 7 Tips for Scaling Back
If you’re a baby boomer, chances are you’re at least starting to think about downsizing and moving to a smaller living space. And that’s doubly true if you’re considering a move to senior living, where the options are generally less spacious than mos... Read more
Meeting the Challenge of Exercise and Well-Being in Assisted Living
Senior living advertises a relaxing image of the golden years. All your needs are met – you barely have to lift a finger! But could all this inactivity actually be harmful to senior’s health? Are we “over-caring” in a way that is not in the resident’... Read more
Three Gifts Grandparents Bring to the Family
This is one of my favorite weeks of the year – time between Christmas and New Year’s. It is sort of holiday and sort of not. It’s like the rest at the bottom of the hill on a roller coaster. The excitement of Christmas is over and we haven’t gotten ... Read more