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Love and growing older
Love And Growing Older

Whether you are single, dating, or have been married for many years, today is a good day to reflect on the love in our lives. Many older adults deal with loneliness, either due to divorce or death of their spouse. According to Dr. Maria Baratta in Psychology Today, many older who find themselves single may […]

Should I be a mentor?
Should I Be A Mentor?

Older adults throughout different cultures are revered for their wisdom and experience. The younger generations greatly benefit from their elders imparting their wisdom and sharing their life lessons. There is also the added benefit of reducing social isolation for seniors while fostering intergenerational connectedness. Numerous studies have shown the benefit of mentorship programs between older […]

Did you know that January is National Bath Safety Month?
January is National Bath Safety Month

When it starts to get chilly outside, one of the most comforting and cozy activities to fight the winter chill is a nice warm bath. Having a bath can also be a safety concern for older adults, and we want to talk about ways to keep yourself safe when bathing. According to the National Institute […]

Do I Really Need A New Years Resolution?
Do I Really Need A New Year’s Resolution?

As the first of January looms around the corner, you may be asking yourself the same old question you have asked yourself on every New Year’s Eve; “Should I have a new year’s resolution?” We know that many resolutions are abandoned before February, even though it all seemed like a great idea at the time […]

Social Distancing
Social Distancing And Loneliness

Loneliness and older adults. While the CDC has recommended social distancing as a key factor in “flattening the curve” of newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases, it is important to acknowledge how loneliness can quickly become an issue, particularly with older adults.  According to an article published by John’s Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (YEAR), more […]

Capitol Hill Village
Capitol Hill Village

Katie Garber, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, Director of Volunteer and Care Services, and volunteer members of Capitol Hill Village took time to visit with Gero@FranU and share the many benefits of being part of the village.  The goal of Capitol Hill Village is to build a community that supports seniors aging on their own terms. This […]

Podcasting 101
Podcasting 101

GerontologyatFranu is proud to announce their podcast series Gero at Franu will soon be streaming for you to enjoy. Like this blog, the podcast will be a great source of information on healthy aging, and will also feature interviews with people passionate about the care and wellness of older adults. If you aren’t familiar with […]