Living with Macular Degeneration

“Imagine looking at something and only seeing a dark spot”. That is what having Macular degeneration is like, reports Charlotte. My...

Ask the Aging Expert

"Can I be paid to be a caregiver?" This may seem like a simple question, but the fact is, the answer is yes and no. The answer is no,...

Wandering Behavior

A woman in her mid-70s, in South Portland, gets in her car and heads north. It's April 2009; snow still on the ground. She drives five...

How to Start Moving

We have all heard that we should exercise and about the importance of keeping moving. "You don't use it, you lose it." But, sometimes...

Celebrating Older Americans Month

Seventy-seven percent of adults over 50 want to stay in their own home as they get older. We celebrate Older Americans Month in May to...

National Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month, but what does volunteering really mean? Five County Area Agency on Aging has three programs that are...

Not Your Mama's Senior Center

There are 13 Senior Centers on the Five County Area Senior Citizen Centers | Area Agency on Aging - Five County AOG...

Ask an Expert

Today in "Ask an Expert," we are answering a question that we get a lot: Where can I find resources for my aging parents? Our expert is...

Advanced Directives 101

Think about advance planning as a process, instead of a single event. Planning for your future includes understanding your values,...

March is National Nutrition Month

Nutrition comes from the word nutrients. Nutrients are the good things we get from the food we eat to be happy and healthy. Good...

Living with Limited Hearing

I have always had some hearing loss and as I became older it has become more prevalent. I have the diagnosis of congenital...