Guide to Farmer’s Markets

July 10, 2018

"Shopping at farmers markets is the easiest way to eat locally. You know where the food comes from as the farmer is present and you can ask them any questions. A bit of planning can keep weekly shopping for produce at a farmers market a fun visit. Buying ultra-fresh produce when you shop at the farmers market lets the natural flavors show when you cook home meals. You’ll notice the taste right away! Here are some tips on what to expect on your first farmer’s market visit. Know What’s Grown Locally: If you know a bit of what to expect when you get to the farmers market, making decision... Continue

A Pet Companion

July 5, 2018

"Pet therapy uses animals to offset emotional and physical issues to improve quality of life. It is especially therapeutic for senior citizens because they are susceptible to depression, loneliness, and declining health. Many seniors have begun to integrate pets through their animal-assisted therapy programs and are allowing seniors to bring their companion animals with them due to these overwhelming benefits.   Here are good reasons for why seniors should adopt a pet: A Sense of Security - Adopting a dog will provide a sense of safety and a security because thieves are less lik... Continue

Staying Hydrated During Summer 

July 3, 2018

"As summer continues throughout the US, it's important to stay hydrated to prevent a dehydration and a hospital visit. It's been suggested that adults should drink about 48–64 ounces of liquid each day. If your loved one isn’t keen on drinking that much plain water, you might need to find creative ways to help them stay hydrated. Here are some ideas for promoting good hydration: Encourage the senior to drink a full glass of water first thing in the morning. It not only helps with hydration but also flushes toxins that build up in the body overnight. Remind them to drink frequentl... Continue

Traveling Tips for Seniors

June 28, 2018

"There are no age limits to travel. You don’t have to stop traveling just because you’re getting older. If anything, it’s when you are older,  a lifetime of knowledge allows you to fully appreciate the new experiences you’re having. But being older does often mean that you can’t travel the way you used to. We’re referring to physical limitations you might need to work around. To find out how seniors and loved ones can navigate the world of modern travel safely and enjoyable read the list of tips to fare a much safer trip. Get Insurance While travel insurance is important for people of a... Continue

Dealing With Depression

June 26, 2018

"Depression can affect anyone, it might be difficult to recognize the signs of depression in your elderly loved ones. Depression among the elderly is quite common, whether due to medications, dementia, or aging. Here are a list of notable signs of depression: Lack of Energy Feelings of Sadness Memory Problems Thoughts of Suicide Weight/Appetite Loss Sleep Deprived Drug/alcohol use Ignoring Personal Hygiene Lack of Motivation Many seniors may feel depressed but do not recognize the signs and symptoms of depression, and therefore do not know what to do to help thems... Continue

Making New Friends

June 21, 2018

"As time passes by, having a close circle of trusted friends makes life more enjoyable. Having people to talk to throughout the ups and downs of life can give us all a peace of mind. As we age, those relationships impact our mental and physical well-being even more. Here are a few suggestions on how to stay in touch or make new friends in your retirement years! Volunteer: Signing up for a volunteer project gives you an opportunity to connect with people of all ages. Friendships with the younger generation can result from volunteering your time with a youth-related cause. This can a... Continue

Fun Hobbies for Seniors

June 19, 2018

"Many people getting ready to retire wonder what they will do with all the free time. Hobbies, leisure activities, and a social network are factors that correlate with avoiding isolation and living longer. Research has shown that longevity indicates that mental and social activity is just as critical as physical activity when it comes to healthy aging Here are a few hobbies that can help seniors with mobility and a fun interactive way to stay social with others. Dancing: Dancing is not only fun but is also a great way for seniors to exercise, socialize and improve balance. It can a... Continue

Keeping Up With Technology

June 13, 2018

"As technology advances, it becomes difficult to stay up-to-date with modern trends. The new software, computers, smartphones, and gadgets can become intimidating to learn on your own. In this day and age, information and resources to learn any skill are readily available to anyone. Smartphones have become a convenient way for seniors to stay connected via voice, email, or text. Video calling like Apple's FaceTime allows seniors to actually see friends and loved ones who may live far away. Portable tablets are extremely popular for reading, browsing the internet and can be helpful for ag... Continue