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Important Terms and Tips When Reading a Health Article or Study

We read through a lot of health and wellness articles, news stories, and studies every week. Some are good, some are great, and some are less so. In that time, we’ve learned some important health and wellness writing phrases that may be confusing to people who don’t read them all the time. Here at Medicareful […]

Why Do We Celebrate That? Classic Christmas Tree Decorations

Decorating is important to any holiday, but most of the iconic images connected with Christmas are filled with trees, wreaths, and strings of lights timed to music. Every year, millions of people around the world, both religious and secular, go all out to get their homes into the Christmas spirit. While many of the decorations […]

Why Do We Celebrate That? Hanukkah Traditions

While perhaps not the most important holiday on the Jewish calendar (those would be Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur), Hanukkah is certainly the most famous, especially in the secular and non-Jewish communities. The celebration begins on the eve of the 25th of Kislev and runs for eight nights. Since the Jewish calendar is lunar (based […]

Spooky Spots for Seniors Halloween 2021

That chill in the air and long, dark nights can only mean one thing — Halloween is here! With the spookiest day of the year at our doorstep, is there a better way to celebrate than to share some ghost stories? With the COVID-19 pandemic making nearly any travel risky, we focused on scary stories […]

Why Do We Celebrate That? More Classic Halloween Monsters

Halloween is that time of year when we celebrate the things that scare us most. While ghosts or chainsaw-wielding maniacs are scary, the things that usually frighten us often have more of a story to them than we think. The best monsters often are scary because of what they represent to us. These monsters also […]

What is Grief Counseling?

When we lose someone or something we love, it’s rarely easy. At some point, though, it’s important to deal with the loss so that we can continue living our lives. For many, this will take time, patience, and support, but there are times when getting over the loss of a loved one takes more support […]

Mechanical Hobbies for Seniors

For some people, being good with mechanical skills isn’t so much an ability as it is a mindset. To be able to look at many smaller pieces and put them together in your mind to make a machination work is nothing short of wizardry to those who aren’t quite so skilled. Once you retire, that […]

Ways Seniors Can Save on Travel

From the Author: The first time my wife and I were in Paris, we were having dinner at Le Comptoir du Relais when the couple at the table next to us recognized our accents. As we struck up a conversation, we learned they lived only about an hour away from us, then we combined our […]

Why Seniors Should Indulge Their Inner Artist

It is our firm belief that everyone has an artistic side. This doesn’t necessarily mean each of us could pull out a canvas and suddenly become Caravaggio, Vermeer, or Van Gogh, but there are many forms of artistic expression that are equally valid and beneficial to the artist. When you boil it down, art is […]

When Should I Seek Mental Health Help?

We all struggle with our mental health sometimes. At times, you may need to seek professional help, either to work through something you’re struggling with or deal with more intense emotional issues. There are a number of signs that may make reaching out to a professional a good idea. If this is something that’s crossed […]