Smile of the Week

A weekly shot of humor or inspiration

Tuesday July 22, 2014 (Updated: Wednesday July 23, 2014)

Never Stop Dancing

Whether you're old or young, sick or healthy ... never stop dancing.

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Wednesday July 16, 2014 (Updated: Thursday July 17, 2014)

Hip Hop Seniors

Could you imagine your grandparents singing these songs? Watch this great transgenerational video of this senior choir singing your not so traditional songs.

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Wednesday July 09, 2014 (Updated: Friday July 11, 2014)

Call Me, Maybe?

Even seniors can get down and boogie every once in a while. Watch this hilarious video of seniors singing and dancing to one of the latest hits.


Wednesday July 02, 2014 (Updated: Friday July 04, 2014)

Friendships That Last a Lifetime

It's rare to have a best friend for life. Best friends Harvey and Eddy share about their life long friendship and together, navigate some of today's pop culture. Watch this video and smile.

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Thursday June 12, 2014 (Updated: Wednesday July 02, 2014)

Love is Instinctual

Remembering the past 60 years is hard enough, but trying to remember with Alzheimer's is especially difficult. Watch this couple's story on how when love leaves the mind, it still remains in the heart.

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Wednesday May 28, 2014 (Updated: Friday May 30, 2014)

Senior Dance-Off

Put on your dancing shoes and let off some steam! These fellas sure know how to move.

Learn how you can Tune-out Pain by Listening to Music -- and Really Getting Into It.


Tuesday May 20, 2014 (Updated: Saturday May 24, 2014)

Great Truths About Growing Old

  1. Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

  2. Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

  3. When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.

  4. You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.

  5. It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.

  6. Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.

  7. Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.


Sunday May 04, 2014 (Updated: Sunday May 11, 2014)

And the Beat Goes On


"I was in a coffee shop recently when I suddenly realized I desperately needed to fart. The music was really loud so I timed my fart with the beat of the music.

"After a couple of songs I started to feel better. I finished my coffee and noticed that everyone was staring at me ... And suddenly I remembered I was listening to my iPod.

"(That's what happens when old people start using technology!)"


Poll: When's the Last Time You Had a Good Laugh?


Saturday April 26, 2014 (Updated: Monday April 28, 2014)

Go With the Flow

Pills, no thrills
Image by Bashed used under the creative commons attribution share alike license.

A man goes to the doctor and tells him that he hasn't been feeling well. The doctor examines him, leaves the room, and comes back with three different bottles of pills.

The doctor says, "Take the green pill with a big glass of water when you get up. Take the blue pill with a big glass of water after lunch. Then just before going to bed, take the red pill with another big glass of water."

Startled to be put on so much medicine, the man stammers, "Jeez, Doc, exactly what's my problem?"

The doctor says, "You're not drinking enough water." -- Unknown

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Wednesday April 23, 2014 (Updated: Thursday April 24, 2014)

Mr. Tough Guy


The Millers were shown into the dentist's office, where Mr. Miller made it clear he was in a big hurry.

"No expensive extras, Doctor," he ordered. "No gas or needles or any of that fancy stuff. Just pull the tooth and get it over with."

"I wish more of my patients were as stoic as you," said the dentist admiringly. "Now which tooth is it?"

Mr. Miller turned to his wife. "Show him your tooth, Honey." -- Unknown

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About Smile of the Week

We all need it: A mental mini-break. Let these video clips, quips, jokes, tales, and more help you step back from the rigors (and frowns) of caregiving -- and smile.

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