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Free Online Courses Cater to Seniors

Free Online Courses Cater to Seniors

You have seen the headlines on websites and retirement magazines. You know there are free, high-interest online classes available to you as a senior citizen. But are they free to every senior? If so, how do you find the classes? Can you earn a degree from taking these free courses? Here are some answers to […]

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What are the Best (even FREE) Colleges for Older Learners?

Did you know that Julia Child didn’t write her first cookbook until she was 50? And did you know that Ray Kroc didn’t start the McDonald’s franchise until he was 52? As you face your golden years, it is important to realize that your best years may be ahead of you. Instead of sinking into […]

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Best Free Online Courses for Seniors

Are you retired? You may have been looking forward to retiring from your job for years. Maybe you dreamt of it for decades. Now that you are retired, is it everything you thought it would be? Maybe you enjoyed the first year. Perhaps you went on a bucket-list trip, deep cleaned your home, organized your […]

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Top 5 Brain Training Apps for Seniors

  Who said screen time rots your brain? Sometimes time in front of a screen is beneficial — especially if you are an aging senior. Here are some apps that may help stimulate your aging family member’s brain. Granted, no app will be able to ward off the effects of aging on the mind completely, […]

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13 13 Best Smartphone Apps for Seniors Aging in Place

13 Best Smartphone Apps for Seniors Aging in Place

  With the high cost of senior living facilities, it has become more common for aging Americans to spend their golden years within the comforts of their own homes. While aging in place certainly has its advantages, there are some aspects of this lifestyle choice that may cause concern for both the family members and […]

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Smart Tech Tools for Seniors

  If you’ve been spinning around on this great, blue marble for decades, you have seen a lot of changes take place. Although some of the changes may cause you concern, you have to admit that modern technology has made daily life a lot easier now than it was a century ago. If you plan […]

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Six Best Podcasts for Seniors

Podcasts are a great way to occupy and stimulate the mind while doing chores, cooking, gardening, knitting, etc. They can be educational, inspirational, thrilling, and relaxing. If you are looking to find a podcast to occupy your mind while your hands are busy, here are six of the best ones you can try.   Dan […]

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How Medical Alert Devices Can be a Lifeline for Aftercare

How Medical Alert Devices Can be a Lifeline for Aftercare

  Independent living has long been among the most critical factors in the overall happiness and health for those living their golden years. For a long time, many seniors were forced to give up their independent living due to health issues that require constant monitoring or checking-up on. Heart attacks and strokes are two of […]

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How to Become Tech Savvy Senior

How to Become Tech a Savvy Senior

  Technology can improve your life, even if you are in your golden years. New devices can give today’s seniors a whole new level of interconnectivity, social interaction, and personal safety. The problem is that there are so many new technological devices out there that it can be easy to be overwhelmed and frustrated. With […]

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Here's What You Should Know Before Buying a Medical Alert Device

Here’s What You Should Know Before Buying a Medical Alert Device

  For many seniors, access to a medical alert device can be what makes the difference between life and death. According to the CDC, heart conditions – especially heart attacks and strokes – are the primary cause of death among seniors. However, if these individuals receive emergency help quickly enough, most of these deaths could […]

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How to Identify Scams That Affect Seniors & Others

How to Outsmart the Latest Senior Scams

These days, scams have become smarter and more sophisticated and we as consumers need to do our best to be aware of the latest and greatest scams out there targeting senior citizens. Medical Alert Advice’s friends at LifeLock (a Symantec company) have put together a very handy guide to identify scams, along with a useful guide […]

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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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