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Using Technology To Stay Connected With Your Senior Loved Ones

Many seniors’ lives are cut short because the quality of their life deteriorated due to social isolation.  Available research shows that seniors who stay connected to their loved ones live longer than those who live their autumn years alone. While many would want to maintain close contact with their parents, it is not always possible […]

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Safest Places for Seniors to Live in the US

Seniors enjoy getting out there, finding a comfortable, safe place to live, and seeing the world. Whether they want to move away from their hometown, or move to somewhere warmer and much more welcoming of seniors; numerous cities and states welcome not only seniors, but also children and families and are rated the top safest […]

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Avoid The “Free” Medical Alert Scam

In previous articles, we have discussed the rise of telephone scammers targeting senior citizens in an attempt to obtain their credit card and/or bank information.  One such scam has recently returned to the news, and it involves medical alert devices. 

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Smartphone Apps for Seniors

Currently, approximately 75 percent of senior citizens own a cell phone of some kind.  In 2013, the Pew Research Center reported that 18 percent of all seniors owned smartphones specifically, and it is estimated that by 2017, one out of every two adults aged 65 and older in the United States will own a smartphone.

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Senior Alert – Beware of Robocall Schemes

A robocall is an automated telephone call which uses a computerized automatic phone dialer to deliver a pre-recorded message.  Robocalls are used frequently by individuals running in political campaigns or by schools who need to make sure a message is delivered to a large number of families.  However, at the present time, robocalls are being […]

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Federal Government Resources for Seniors

The United States federal government has a wide variety of programs in place to aid in the health and welfare of senior citizens.  Below are details on a few of these programs, some of which may be unfamiliar to you.

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Challenges to Retirement

We all dream of someday enjoying a financially comfortable retirement, where our many long years of working are rewarded with relaxation, fun, and the ability to fully dictate how we spend our own time.  However, this American dream has drastically changed shape over the last several decades.  It is now extremely rare to be lucky […]

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The Importance of Family Dinners for Seniors

The owner of Home Instead Senior Care in northern Kentucky, Eric Schuermann, recently made the news with his quest to bring back the traditional family Sunday dinner.  He is asking the nation to visit SundayDinnerPledge.com, and sign the pledge to bring your family together once per month for Sunday dinner.  Through July 31, 2015, Schuermann […]

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Technology and Your Aging Parents

Evolving technology can present challenges for all of us.  If you currently have a senior parent, you are old enough to remember a time before cell phones were ubiquitous, when you needed a floppy disk in order to save information from one computer and place it on another, and cassette tapes were the norm when […]

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Activities for Grandparents and Their Grandchildren

Schools will soon be out for the summer, giving children everywhere the opportunity to spend more time with their grandparents.  If you are grandparent, you are most likely thrilled at this prospect, but perhaps a bit concerned about how to keep your grandchildren entertained while you are together.  Below are some suggestions for both indoor […]

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Seasonal Allergies and Seniors

While we all look forward to the more pleasant weather that marks the beginning of spring, for many individuals, the enjoyable climate comes with a price in the form of seasonal allergies.  Sadly, even if you have never experienced seasonal allergies before, you cannot assume you are immune to them. 

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2015 New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

Bright with promise, a new year is a perfect time to start fresh and establish some new habits.  Psychologists recommend that you are more likely to succeed in your resolutions if you keep the following in mind: Don’t try to go it alone. Share your goals with a friend or relative that will hold you […]

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