By #debihoward

March 2017

#debihoward

A Life That Inspires

If only we could all live life to it’s fullest with such passion and longevity.  There is no doubt that Yvonne Dowel’s active lifestyle kept her healthy and happy for 90 years.  She is an inspiration and we thought you would enjoy reading her story and watching her skate.  Click here to read the entire article.

Doing market research on seniors by moving in!

As seniors become a bigger and bigger market each day, and bring along enormous spending power, we think it’s about time start-up companies do some “real” market research.  This interesting article shows how some are doing it right!  They are more than welcome to come stay at Springwell for a few days 🙂 Read the full article… Read More

Holidays With Aging Parents

If you have aging parents, the Holiday’s are a great time to really observe them and look for clues on how they are managing. It’s no coincidence that at Springwell we get many phone calls right after the holidays.  Loved ones have picked up worrisome sings of trouble or worry about a crisis looming. Click… Read More

November is National Caregiver’s Month

November is National Caregiver’s Month and reminds us that the Caregiver Action Network  is a fantastic resource for caregivers. They have a comprehensive website that you may want to familiarize yourself with their website by clicking here.  The theme this year is take care of yourself first. The first rule of taking care of others: take care of yourself first.… Read More

Combating Anxiety Later in Life

Many of us suffer from anxiety, and anxiety effects many older Americans with surprising frequency. In fact, some reports estimate anxiety affects between 10 and 20 percent of the older population and the percentage increases in older adults with a chronic illness or any physical disability.  This helpful article talks about late-life anxiety coping mechanisms and methods to… Read More