Senior Health & Aging Support Group

Aging is an important part of all human societies reflecting the biological changes that occur, but also reflecting cultural and societal conventions. There is often considerable social pressure in many societies to sustain denial of the aging process. Join this community to discuss general issues with aging and senior health.

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  • ShilohSL

    New here. Useless senior

    I'm usually the one to encourage.  I know all the words. But this morning it's cool, dark, rainy, and I am isolated except for Facebook (as usual). I was so busy trying to raise 4 kids myself, I had no time for more than work and church. Now I'm just this nice little old lady that walks around town, because I have no car, and my kids all live out of state. Only one has time to bother with me. ...
  • Jannet12

    Home care for mamma

    Hi folks,I'm here to get your help. I'm the only child of my parents. My father was a bank employee and mom a homemaker. My daddy passed 2 years back due to Cancer, the deadly disease. We came to know about it only in the third stage. So we were not able to get him cured. But now, my mother is also suffering from Cancer. I want to get her cured of the disease. Her treatments started last month....
  • Novembergirl1950

    Running out of time - Housing - Section 8 issue.

    My landlord raised my rent from $1181.00 a month to $1475.00 a month, effective December 1.  Supposed to give my 60 day notice by October 1 and so far have not found the right place for me to move to.  All the senior homes have over a year wait list.  All the regular apartments in my area are way over the HUD Payment Standard which I can't afford to pay the difference. I have been fighting...
  • natalie123

    Med check for father in law

    I have been a part of this group for my father in law. As I have already mentioned he is still showing the behavior changes like sudden burst out, silence for the whole day etc. We were really worried and took him to the hospital somehow. The doctor diagnosed his disease to be starting stage of dementia. My husband is really upset on this and he is planning to resign for taking care of his...
  • Racheledwards123

    I am anxious about my mom's health.

    Hey! My mom is fifty years old. She had always been working hard to take care of us. Bella, my sister has no memory of our dad who left us when I was five. From that day, my mother had been very strong. I still wonder how she took such a strong decision to raise her kids alone. If I was in her place, I could have broken up into pieces. She took good care of us, but she completely forgot about...
  • urbanmusicgal

    Single Seniorhood

    This topic of discussion is for seniors who are single either by circumstance or by choice. The purpose is to provide communication and support for senior issues such as loneliness, depression, feeling isolated, financial and other issues related to the state of being a senior, and being single. It is also a place to communicate the positive side of being single such as how to enjoy freedom, gain...
  • Novembergirl1950

    Failed at friendship .... again

    Have been working at a friendship for the past year.  Recently my patience has grown very thin and thinking she may have a "shelf-life". Yesterday I had a very important doctors appt with my sleep medicine doctor that I could not miss.  I am prone to migraine that makes me too ill to do anything for 3 days.  Anyway, keeping that in mind, my friend, let's say her name is Ann, while having...
  • Geno502

    New Kid on the block

    Hello any and everyone. My name is Eugene and I'm new to the group. GOD willing I'll be 65 years young in August and I'm just beginning to accept, resign to, and acquiesce to my transition into senior hood. Still, I choose to remain teachable. I stil live to learn that I may learn to live. I require the experience, strength, hope and guidance of my peers and cohorts in this journey of life. I...
  • jazzncats

    Hi! New here.

    I am 71 and my 81 year old husband is in a wheelchair but has been able to transfer to the recliner and for bathroom needs. He was driving but then had a fender bender and we have mutually decided that it's best he doesn't drive anymore. He has been through a number of sessions of therapy over the years and the therapist have gotten him to walk. The last therapist quit because he had gotten my...
  • SegettC

    Elder care facility

    Hello everyone, My name is Charly and I am a lawyer by profession. I was here a couple of months back to discuss about my wife's back pain. She is getting better now thanks to the new bed and ayurveda. Now I am here to dicuss something else.A friend of mine owns a building which he is planning to convert to an elder care facility. The formalities are underway and one he gets the sanction he'll...
  • middleman101

    Happy guy...But

    Well here I am happy for the first time in my life and not knowing what to do next? Between being sexually abused as a child and being raised by an excessivly narcissistic parent, both led to me being excessively anxious and nervous 24/7 pretty much and ended up in a seemingly wasted life. Now all is well....everybody forgiven  and my anxiety more manageable. So I'm happy. But now, how do I make...
  • Ellington

    Rheumatic Arthritis

    Hi everyone i'm Tommie a 62 year old female struggling with arthritis, in my hands, fingers, legs etc. My condition seems to get worst never better. My doctor has suggerted different execises, to improve my conditon it still dosen't work.  I have tried multiple creams but there is no relief for me moving forward. I'am taking all suggestions for a possible solutions for a little comfort would...
  • franciann2016

    just a thought...

    "The questions you would be asking yourself on your deathbed are the very same questions you should be asking yourself right now."
  • mega54

    Age Brings Unexpected Change

    Has anybody else noted that they are loosing some of their scars? I have lost one that I have had for over 50 years. Another one is very much less pronounced. One that  I got in 2004 is also getting smaller and harder to see. Normally in the summer, I get darker skin and my scars are more visible, but not this year.
  • janni1234

    Spent Christmas alone - depressed

    What can I say. Sold my nearby house to my son and his wife. They are moving from another state. She has been here, but he just arrived for a few days, before they both go back to tie things up there. They took me out for dinner Christmas Eve, but ignored me on Christmas. I spent the day watching TV show re-runs. Only call was from my daughter on the other coast. Life sucks. I wish this...