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Getting Ready for Autumn

September 13, 2018

"In autumn, as temperatures drop and weather becomes more and more unpleasant, it's important to stay warm. The fall time requires home maintenance that can be a challenge for seniors who are living on their own. Here are some tips for staying safe this fall: Staying Dry during Rainy Days Puddles and wet surfaces can be hazardous for people of all ages, but its especially important to help the elderly avoid them. This is because they are often not very stable on their feet. Older individuals may also have poor vision that makes it harder for them to see puddles without help.  Keep... Continue




Driving Tips for Seniors

September 11, 2018

"Age-Related Changes Can Make Driving Unsafe Statistics show that age can affect driving abilities and impact older driver safety. Some age-related factors that can affect drivers include: Cognition: When you drive, you need to integrate several skills at the same time, including attention, memory and visual processing. Both our judgment and speed of processing can become impaired, jeopardizing driving skills. Hearing and Vision Loss: Regular hearing and vision check-ups are imperative since safe driving means hearing honking and emergency sirens and seeing the road and other veh... Continue




Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

August 28, 2018

"From relieving back pain to giving your body improved mobility, the stretches and exercises that yoga brings are a great fit for aging seniors. Yoga is a mind and body practice that typically combines physical postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation. Yoga along with meditation can be a relaxing experience for seniors. There are many styles, forms, and intensities of yoga. A good choice for stress management, hatha yoga is one of the most common styles; its slower pace and easier movements also make it a good choice for beginners and for seniors. Lowers stress Recovery from st... Continue




Avoiding Senior Isolation

August 22, 2018

"As people get older, their likelihood of living alone only increases. Family or friends move away and their main social contact disappears. Isolation among seniors is alarmingly common and will continue to increase in prevalence as the population grows. There are multiple ways to reduce isolation and loneliness.  Isolation can be the cause of many factors like widows whose spouse has passed away, seniors that are chronically ill or have dementia. Lastly, social contact can deteriorate with caregiving or lack of going out which can ultimately lead to depression. Learn how to help your... Continue




Assisted Living

August 17, 2018

"With age comes responsibility, adults begin to understand that their parents may need more care. From providing caregivers to a nursiung home, assisted living can provide the care and support aging seniors may need in order to live more comfortably.  What is Assisted Living? Residence that provides long-term senior care with different levels of senior care, which may include personal care and support like food, medication management, bathing, exercise and wellness programs. Assisted living communities are thought to be the new nursing home or retirement homes for senior citizens. It'... Continue




Hiring a Caregiver

August 14, 2018

"Deciding to hire a caregiver is not an easy decision. While it’s important to train professional caregivers to do household tasks and personal care. It's more important to decide whether or not a caregiver is needed to help with senior parents. If a senior home is out of the question or knowing that your parent would be happier living at home. A caregiver can give them the liberty and freedom to live peaceful and calm enviornment.    What are your needs? When selecting a caregiver, make sure you identify the needs of your parent. To have peace of mind regarding a potential caregiv... Continue




Preventing Identity Theft

August 9, 2018

"Identity theft happens when a criminal gets his hands on your personal identifying information without your consent. Unfortunately, this personal information can be found in countless places, from your Social Security card to your driver's license to the labels on your prescription bottles.   Why are seniors targeted? There are several reasons why seniors are often targeted specifically in identity theft scams. Older Americans tend to have more money saved up than younger adults who are just starting out, making them especially lucrative targets for identity thieves. Seniors are a... Continue




Transportation for Seniors

August 8, 2018

"As adults get older, it may become more difficult to drive due to various reasons from living in a heavy traffic area to visually impaired, or it could even be the high costs of car maintenance. Whatever the reason may be, But it’s important for seniors to remain mobile to keep their social independence with friends and family; to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness. If you or your loved one is no longer able to drive, there are personal transportation options through states programs, non-profits, and private businesses. For occasional trips, consider asking friends and famil... Continue




Retirement Tips for Seniors

August 2, 2018

"When it’s time to retire, you’re going to make a lot of decisions about your future, all in a very short time. The more planning you do, the more likely it is that you will see a successful retirement.  Even if you haven't saved enough, didn’t plan enough or we just haven’t figured out what we will do with all that time suddenly thrust upon us. The lack of planning can lead to spending your days away sitting in an easy chair in front of the television. Don't underestimate the impact of a retirement plan!  Here are a few money-saving tips that can help your retirement path! Use bar... Continue




Home Safety Tips for Seniors

July 31, 2018

"With a growing number of older adults living independently, it’s increasingly important to make sure that they’re safe at home. The importance of security and safety grows manifold as one age. For seniors, a home is a like a palace filled with beautiful memories of the past and thus must provide the utmost comfort and state of well-being. The most common accidents involving older people are falls, burns, and poisonings. It’s important to make sure awareness of the potential dangers present in the home for seniors living alone are known and must prepare accordingly. If you’re an older adult... Continue




Continuing Education for Seniors

July 26, 2018

"Going back to school can be tough, especially if you've already retired, didn't get to finish your degree or maybe you want to start a new career. Whatever the reason may be, learning new skills is always fun! As education advances so have the tools and resources available to students and applicants, like program information and courses are available online that you may be interested in. Here are some of the tips to start your path to higher learning Audit a course. Taking college courses on an audit basis means attending lectures without the homework and exams.  Community colle... Continue




Benefits of Volunteering

July 24, 2018

"Volunteering helps give people a sense of community and reward. Volunteerism isn’t just beneficial for those being helped, research shows that volunteering grants mental and physical health benefits for those that help. It also fosters positive social and family relationships and contributes to a positive image of seniors as a healthy and vital part of our society. Here are just a handful of benefits can do be helpful for you or a loved one: Helps bridge the generation gap. Young people are often encouraged to volunteer as a way to broaden their horizons, improve their college pro... Continue




Wearing Comfortable Clothing

 

July 19, 2018

"Comfort prevails over anything in senior fashion, especially in the summer heat and winter cold seniors need to be able to properly dressed to face the elements!  Bracing for the Weather  The weather outside, the temperate indoors, and disabilities all have an impact on the decisions we must make before changing our loved ones into their daily attire. With a solid understanding of how senior bodies handle temperatures and the ways in which disabilities can limit clothing, we can offer our loved ones a better, more enjoyable set of threads to live in. Surviving the summer heat is a... Continue




Benefits of a Smart Home

July 17, 2018

"Smart home technology has emerged as the latest trend in the last couple of years. From voice-activated speakers that can wake up and give you the latest news to smart refrigerators that can tell you what's inside before you open the door.    Connected technology in the home is a fast-growing area, providing inhabitants with enhanced conveniences, improved security and increased comfort. Smart home technology, everyday devices such as door locks, smoke alarms, and thermostats use a connection to the internet, software programs, and machine learning to provide added functionality and rem... Continue




Gardening Tips for Seniors

July 12, 2018

"Gardening can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get physical activity, beautify the community, and grow nutritious fruits and vegetables. Best of all, it’s very affordable to begin! Gardening has many unexpected health benefits and has been known to relieve stress, act as a moderate form of exercise, and even help to cope with depression!  Below are some tips to help keep you safe and healthy so that you can enjoy the beauty and bounty gardening can bring. Picking plants/flowers: Choosing plants that are easy to maintain and able to withstand a variety of conditions is essenti... Continue