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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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New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

Bright with promise, a new year is a perfect time to start fresh and establish some new habits. It may be hard to change some habits in older adults; however, it is never too late to try and create a healthier, happier lifestyle. Psychologists recommend that you are more likely to succeed in your resolutions if […]

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Holiday Shopping Safety for Seniors

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 […]

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ICE Your Cell Phone

Medical Alert Advice discusses 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 […]

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Don’t Miss Out on Senior Citizen Discounts!

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.

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Seniors and Social Media

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 […]

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How Seniors Can Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Thief

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 […]

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Internet Safety for Seniors

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 […]

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