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A Brief History behind the Phrase: “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!”

Have you ever found yourself reciting a phrase, but have no clue where it came from? A few examples include: “There’s no place like home” – (Judy Garland, The Wizard of OZ) “A sight for sore eyes” – (Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels) “As busy as a bee” – (Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales) “Roads? Where […]

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8 Simple Ways to Reduce the Chances of a Senior Falling in Their Home

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), 1 in 4 Americans aged 65 or older has a fall each year. 1 out of 5 of these incidents results in serious harm being caused (broken bones, head injury, etc.). As we age, our bones lose calcium and other essential minerals, causing them to […]

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2020 List of Senior Discounts on Prescriptions

  Are you struggling right now trying to figure out how to pay for the prescriptions you need to live a healthy life? You aren’t the only one. The cost of prescription medication is especially burdensome to our nation’s senior citizens. While you may be used to shopping around for the cheapest gallon of gas […]

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What is Fall Detection & Do You Need It?

  You probably have some general idea of what a fall detection device does. After all, most of you probably remember the “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up” commercials on TV. Today we would like to teach you what fall detection technology looks like now — more than 30 years after those commercials first […]

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Is Senior Living Affordable?

Is Senior Living Affordable?

  We have all seen the swanky, beautiful senior living communities that look more like a resort than a retirement center. Such facilities often have fitness clubs, restaurants, free transportation options, and a personal concierge. If you have lived modestly throughout your life, you may look at such plush accommodations and assume that they are […]

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4 Things Retirees Should Never Carry with Them

4 Things Retirees Should Never Carry with Them

  If you are a fan of Seinfeld, you probably remember the episode where George pulls out his bulging wallet. His friends mocked him for carrying so many unneeded items in his wallet, but George insisted that he loved carrying around his “good friend.” He said that regardless if “his friend” was morbidly obese or […]

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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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