The Good Life

Welcome to The Good Life!  We strive to provide helpful information you can use every day as you seek to maximize health, wellness and quality of life. Whether you’re exploring options in retirement, helping a friend or family member navigate their later years or you’re a provider of services and care to older adults, we invite you to visit our blog regularly for new posts and subscribe to The Good Life monthly e-newsletter, a monthly feature of our top blog posts.

Don’t Throw Away Your Shot. Get Vaccinated!

By Amber McCracken, GHI Blog Contributor

If you’ve ever seen the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton (and even if you haven’t), you might be familiar with the song “My Shot.” In it, Alexander Hamilton–yes, that Alexander Hamilton–sings about wanting to be part of something great, about not missing his chance making a difference. Well, what applies to American history and pop culture can also be applied to vaccinations.

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Celebrating Five Years of Possibility with Goodwin House at Home

By Kathie Miller, GHI Corporate Director of Marketing & Communications

According to a 2018 study conducted by AARP, only 46% of adults age 50 and better think it’s possible to age in their own home and stay there as long as they’d like. What’s interesting is that more than 3 in 4 of those same people want to stay at home as they age. With more than 75% wanting to stay home and only 46% believing they can, Goodwin House Incorporated would like to increase that second statistic considerably with our innovative age in place program, Goodwin House at Home.

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Get Healthy Recipes from Goodwin House Featured On FOX 5

By Lindsay Hutter, GHI Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer

Brain health for older adults took center stage Tuesday morning, Oct. 15, as FOX 5’s weekday morning program “Good Day DC” featured Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) Executive Chef Allyson Lara and Dr. James Giordano, Professor of Neurology and Biochemistry at Georgetown University. Get resources and recipes.

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International Day of Older Persons

By GHI Communications Staff

October 1st is International Day of Older Persons! The United Nations (UN) General Assembly established the awareness day in 1990 to bring greater attention to the needs of older people around the globe, while also celebrating their significant role in society. According to the UN, about 700 million people are currently over the age of 60. The number is expected to rise to two billion by 2050. More than 60 countries around the world will recognize the annual International Day of the Older Persons, paying special attention to this year’s theme, which is packed with importance: “The Journey to Age Equality.”

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CBD: Hemp Hoax or Cannabis Cure

By Amber McCracken, GHI Blog Contributor

Everywhere you look, advertisers and health gurus are pushing CBD oil, gummies, water, ointments and supplements as a miracle elixir. The claims seem too good to be true, though many believe CBD is a clinical iceberg—we’ve only seen a small percentage of its potent power.

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