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Archive By Section - Senior Living


Study finds connection between balance and brain health

Seniors who have trouble balancing on one leg for at least 20 minutes could have an increased risk of stroke and reduced cognitive function, according to a recent article in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke.

December 21, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


Study puts tab of senior falls at $2B

Falls are the leading cause of injury related deaths among Californians age 65 and older, according to a new study that placed the medical costs of falls by seniors at more than $2 billion annually.

December 21, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


After the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s: Treatments and interventions

There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and no drug or other intervention that will stop the progression of the disease. Medication currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Alzheimer's may help maintain thinking, memory, and speaking skills, and may help with certain behavioral problems.

November 17, 2014 | By Rachelle Dardeau, MS, MSW For The Signal | Senior Living


When an aging parent says 'no' to a nursing home

One of the toughest decisions an adult may face is deciding what to do with an aging parent facing an urgent medical problem.

November 17, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Senior Living


Is it Alzheimer’s or dementia?

I frequently hear the statement, "My loved one has dementia, not Alzheimer's disease," followed by the question, "So what's the difference?"

November 10, 2014 | By Rachelle Dardeau, MS, MSW For The Signal | Senior Living


Better make sure it's the tax man

Recent reports of a rash of scams in which victims are targeted by someone claiming to be a tax collector for the Internal Revenue Service illustrate why seniors, in particular, need to be aware of fraud schemes.

November 10, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Senior Living


Seniors saddle up at Country Western Hoedown Concert

Santa Clarita residents saddled up at the Country Western Hoedown presented by the SCV Senior Center Silverstones & Memory Makers in Newhall on Thursday.

June 16, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


Aging in the workplace

Senior citizens are working at a higher rate than ever before, staying employed past retirement age and keeping active throughout their golden years.

May 19, 2014 | By Nancy Angel Signal Staff Writer | Senior Living


Experiencing a much older view

Rameena Rahman just got older ... a lot older.

November 04, 2013 | By Carol Stevenson For The Signal | Senior Living


Senior Calendar: March 11, 2013

SCV Senior Center

March 11, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


What to look for in elder care

As men and women enter their golden years, many decide they can no longer maintain their homes and choose to downgrade to something smaller, be it an apartment or a condominium.

March 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Senior Living


Senior Calendar: March 4, 2013

SCV Senior Center

March 04, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


Employment resources for seniors

Dear Savvy Senior,

March 04, 2013 | Signal Staff | Senior Living


Senior Calendar: Monday,Feb. 25, 2013

SCV Senior Center

February 25, 2013 | By Associated Press | Senior Living


Don’t fall for these retirement myths

Do you dream of the day you can retire, but aren't sure how to get there? You're not alone.

February 25, 2013 | By Associated Press | Senior Living


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Articles by Section - Senior Living


Succulent plants: a win-win

Are you thinking about planting a garden? Or maybe sprucing up your current garden?

March 29, 2015 | By Linda Alexander-Lieblang For The Signal | Senior Living


Taking action on parent care

When siblings don't agree about their parents' care, oversight and future, it's best when they keep an open mind and discuss the situation.

February 09, 2015 | By Jan D. Somers — MSW, BCD For The Signal | Senior Living


5-star system provides guide to dialysis facilities

Seniors who need dialysis now have a new tool to help them select a quality facility.

January 25, 2015 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Senior Living


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