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AARP Discounts You Should Know About

  In 1947, Ethel Percy Andrus founded the National Retired Teachers Foundation. She hoped the foundation would encourage others to pursue healthy aging habits, as well as find ways to leverage her group to get better health insurance coverage for retired teachers. Just ten years after it was founded, the National Retired Teachers Foundation decided […]

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How Seniors Can Stay Physically and Mentally Healthy While COVID-19 Has Them Stuck at Home

Since the coronavirus pandemic reached American shores in early 2020, daily life has changed for everyone. However, older adults and other vulnerable populations have been acutely impacted, leaving most of them to decrease social circles and opt for staying home more often in order to stay safe. Because older adults often have complex underlying medical […]

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How to Choose a Hearing Aid

  The prevalence of hearing loss increases with age. However, even though many older adults over the age of 65 would benefit from a hearing aid, most do not use one for a variety of reasons, ranging from pride to cost. If you are wondering how to choose a hearing aid for yourself or for […]

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Choosing a Walk In Shower

When it comes to falling, your bathroom is one of the most dangerous spots in your home. Multiple studies reviewing older adults falls in the home have demonstrated that the majority of slips and falls happen somewhere in the bathroom. Even more startling, falls in the bathroom were more than twice as likely to lead […]

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Best Shoes for Seniors

Excellent fitting shoes can make all the difference to more than just your outfit choice. In fact, older adults can benefit immensely from taking the time to find the best type of shoes for their own personal challenges or needs. Finding the best shoes for seniors can be overwhelming, especially when most options are not […]

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Over 27% of Seniors Reported Falling Over One Year Period

Falls pose a significant health risk to seniors, and can sometimes result in injury or even death. Falling is more common among older adults than many people realize. A study reported by the CDC and conducted in 2018 concluded that 27.5 percent of seniors over the age of 65 reported falling over the prior year. […]

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Fall Detection – Moving Beyond the Pendant

Falls are a leading cause of injuries in people over 65, and if you fall into this category, it’s important to take steps to keep yourself safe. In the past, traditional safety pendants have been the most prevalent form of fall detection for older adults. However, the pendant with only a button isn’t a perfect […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Senior Guardians

As your loved ones get older, they may struggle to maintain their daily routine. If a senior’s health declines to the point where they can no longer live safely on their own, the court may appoint them a senior guardian, also known as an adult guardian. If you have a friend or family member who […]

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Adult Medical Guardian or Power of Attorney (POA) – Which One Do You Need?

We don’t always anticipate the loss of our health, but it’s a natural part of the aging process and something that everyone should be prepared for. Chronic illnesses and injuries often mean that we need to rely on the people around us to help with important tasks and decisions. In the unlikely event that you […]

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Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-Term Care Insurance Explained

Whether you are exploring long-term care insurance policies for yourself or for your aging loved ones, it doesn’t take too long before you start to feel confused or overwhelmed. Even the most financially savvy person can start to drown in the options available on most long-term care insurance plans. Fortunately, you can sift through the […]

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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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