Posts by: Alison

Downsizing Trends by Eli King

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - By: Alison Michael
At 77 million strong and comprising about a quarter of our country’s population, age truly is just a number for the 55+ demographic, now our nation’s most influential consumer category. Many are far from retiring (25% are starting second careers as “encore entrepreneurs”), few will tolerate … (more…)

Reversing the Signs of Aging, Sanjiv Kayastha, M.D.

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - By: Alison Michael
Aging is inevitable. Unfortunately as we age our face and skin tend to show the effects of aging the most. Many of us may notice the accumulation of dark spots, pigmentation issues and wrinkles. Furthermore, when compared to previous generations we’ve had more leisure time … (more…)

Swim Your Way to Better Health this Winter

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - By: Alison Michael
As you get older, exercising can get harder for a number of reasons. Your muscles and joints just aren’t what they used to be, you have more aches and pains, and you have less energy. Although it may be harder, exercise is more important now … (more…)

The Art Of Braising, Rod Michael

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - By: Alison Michael
Whether you’re a trained chef or a home cook that enjoys preparing a gastronomic delight, this age-old cooking technique will prove that low and slow is the way to go. Braising refers to tucking a few ingredients into a heavy pot with a bit of … (more…)

12th Annual Warmth of Wine, Thursday March 2nd, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017 - By: Alison Michael
Colonie Senior Services proudly presents the 12th Annual Warmth of Wine Thursday, March 2nd 6:30pm-8:30pm Century House, 997 New Loudon Road Latham Tickets only $50/person Reservations can be made online at, calling 518-459-2857 or emailing Don’t miss out on this fun event that helps to raise money to … (more…)

The Allure of Cruise Ship Travel

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - By: Alison Michael
As we brave the snow & frigid temperatures in our Capital Region this Winter, many of our thoughts turn to warmer climes and what and where we might go for relief!  Some folks opt for visiting friends and relatives who conveniently live in Florida or … (more…)

Retirement Insomnia, by Claire N. Barnes MA

Monday, June 20, 2016 - By: Alison Michael
   By Claire N. Barnes, MA  myfavoriteteachersf It’s 4 a.m. and I’m awake! How many of you boomers have this experience? I have been surprised to learn how common insomnia is among retirees. Forget all the advice suggesting that when you retire, you can sleep more (or longer…. … (more…)

SAVE THE DATE: November 12th, 10am-5pm, 55+ Living Guide’s “Open House Tours”

Friday, June 17, 2016 - By: Alison Michael
If you are thinking about selling your home then Don’t MISS OUT this Fall when 55+ Living Guide presents a self guided “Open House Tours” throughout the NY Capital Region. Empty Nesters, Looking to Downsize, New Retirees, ….something for everyone at every age of ‘being senior’ … (more…)

What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - By: Alison Michael
dry eye An Overview on Dry Eye Syndrome By Victor P. Giamos, M.D., Pharm.D When our eyes are working correctly, we tend to take them for granted. We don’t consider how our eyes manage to stay moist in such dry environments as our homes and offices. However, if … (more…)

September is Kinship Care Month

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - By: Alison Michael
“Celebrating Families Where Children are Raised by Grandparents, Other Relatives and/or Family Friends”   Kinship care refers to the more than 150,000 New York children who live full time with grandparents, relatives and/or family friends. Their caregivers, who are frequently at or near income poverty levels, have … (more…)