With the holiday season fast approaching, you may find yourself out shopping more than usual. While you are enjoying the spirit of the season, you must still remain aware of your surroundings. Police nationwide report an increase in crime around the holidays, particularly in retail areas. As we’ve mentioned in previous articles, senior citizens are […]
We have previously discussed a variety of ways to help seniors stay safe in their home, including owning a medical alert device, installing grab bars near slippery tile floors and bathtubs, and having a preparedness plan in place in the event of a natural disaster. Now, we’d like to tell you about one very simple […]
As the baby boomer generation ages, the quantity and type of senior citizen discounts has vastly expanded nationwide. If you’re willing to disclose your age, you can cash in on hundreds of discounts on a wide variety of goods and services from businesses who value you as a customer.
While some may believe social media use is exclusive to the younger set, recent statistics prove otherwise. Fast Company magazine has reported that people aged 55 to 64 are the fastest growing demographic on Twitter, with use in that age group increasing by 79% since 2012. In the same time period, use by that age […]
Unfortunately, criminals often target senior citizens as their victims. Typically, they are under the assumption that older individuals will be weaker and easier marks. However, it is in your power to prove that assumption false, and avoid becoming the prey of a criminal. First and foremost, you want to embrace a more actively observant attitude […]
The internet is an excellent way to keep in touch with loved ones and conduct the business of our daily lives, and is most certainly a time-saving device for everyone. However, for seniors, particularly those with limited mobility, it can be a lifeline to the outside world. The internet allows you to chat with friends […]
If you have an aging relative who is home alone for any length of time on a regular basis, it is an excellent idea to purchase them a medical alert device. However, you may find that your loved one is hesitant about having or using such a system. After all, it can be very difficult […]
While this area of science is still under research, studies over time have consistently shown that keeping your mind engaged decreases the rate of mental decline as you age. One of the most famous studies on this subject, the Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly study (ACTIVE), took place in 2002, and was […]
Once you have retired, you can ideally start planning to do some fun things that you didn’t have time for previously, and one of those things is travel. You often hear an individual say, “You shouldn’t bother traveling overseas unless you can spend at least 2 or more weeks there.” If a trip like that […]
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every three adults age 65 and over suffer from falls each year, and 25% of those incidents result in moderate to severe injuries. To put those numbers in perspective, 2.3 million seniors were treated for fall-related injuries in emergency rooms in 2010 alone.
Increasingly, scam artists are targeting senior citizens as victims. This is due to the perception that seniors assume honesty in the marketplace and are less likely to take action when defrauded, due to embarrassment. In particular, scammers will seek out seniors who have recently lost a spouse and may be unfamiliar with handling their finances, […]
Losing the person closest to you can be devastating. You may experience many stages of grief and will most certainly have to adjust to a new living situation. Everyone handles such a loss in different ways; so do not be ashamed for feeling hopeless or alone. Medical Alert Advice has some tips to help you […]