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Is It Time to Take Away the Keys?

— The ability to drive a motor vehicle can be an important part of independence and mobility for older adults. Driving gives us a sense of autonomy that we feel from the first time we are handed a license as a teenager. But not all of us will be able to drive safely for the rest... Read More

Elder Advisory Group’s Smart Aging Program Embraces National Physical Therapy Month

— Oct 2023 Newsletter   This year’s theme for National Physical Therapy Month is “How Physical Therapy Improves Quality of Life.” What an important cornerstone for older adults learning to navigate better health and life quality habits! Improving a client’s day-to-day living is a strategic mission of Elder Advisory Group (EAG) care managers, and I love... Read More

Managing Caregiver Guilt

— Caring for a loved one can be immensely rewarding, but it can also bring about feelings of guilt, especially when caregivers believe they are falling short of their own expectations or those of others. Coping with caregiver guilt is important for both the caregiver’s well-being and the quality of care they provide. Here are some suggestions... Read More

Age is Merely a Number with Planning (and Some Luck)

— Which factors make the most difference to our quality of life as we age? What can we do to increase our overall happiness while increasing our ability to remain independent? As Aging Life Care Professionals®, we see a lot of different reactions to the aging experience. Aging is a very individual journey: we have some clients... Read More

Aging the Ice Cream Way: Tips for a Happier, Healthier Fourth Quarter    

— As healthcare professionals, care managers see the results of good (and not so good) “post-retirement planning” or what we call, the Fourth Quarter. Older adults who invested early in good habits and took the long-term care planning route, tend to have a more satisfying Fourth Quarter of life. Saving, investing, and making healthy choices are... Read More

Elder Advisory Group Expands Expertise to Greater Southeast Houston Area

— Founder and President, Janet Jackson-McCulloch continues to strengthen the Elder Advisory Group (EAG) team of care managers with the addition of another experienced professional, Carrie Ermshar, MHA, NHA. Ermshar Addition Expands Focus on Bay Area and Clear Lake Care Management Based in Clear Lake, Texas, Carrie brings with her a wealth of knowledge and advocacy... Read More

3 Family Caregiver “Rules” to Break with Confidence

— We see it every day at Elder Advisory Group. A family realizes their mom or dad can no longer take care of themselves and someone in the family needs to take on the role of caregiver. All too often it’s the daughter or daughter-in-law, sister or a granddaughter who offers to assume the role as... Read More

How to Age Exuberantly? Take it From an 86-Year-Old

— It should come as no surprise that I believe in doing all you can to stay sharp, healthy, and vibrant as you age. That idea is the very basis of Elder Advisory Group’s Smart Aging™ program. So, of course, I love running across stories of older adults who serve as living proof of the possibilities... Read More

Reimagining the Holidays: Finding a Portal to Smarter Aging

— For all who dream about just skipping the holidays this year, as John Grisham’s family decided to do in his novel “Skipping Christmas” – there really are alternatives. If lessons learned during Covid-19 hold true, finding meaning without a lot of pressure is a worthy goal for this special time of year. This goal is... Read More

A Queen’s Guide to Smart Aging

— It’s hard not to admire Queen Elizabeth’s poise and resiliency during her 70-year reign. Not only was she one of the most famous seniors of our time, but she was also a poster child for Smart Aging™. As older adults, we can learn a thing – or two or three – from the queen’s daily... Read More


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