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Safest Places for Seniors to Live in the USA

Seniors enjoy getting out there, finding a comfortable, safe place to live, and seeing the world. Whether they want to move away from a dangerous city, their current hometown or move to somewhere warmer and much more welcoming of seniors; numerous cities and states welcome not only seniors, but also children and families and are […]

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Avoid The “Free” Medical Alert Scam

In previous articles, Medical Alert Advice has discussed the rise of telephone scammers targeting senior citizens in an attempt to obtain their credit card and/or bank information.  One such scam continuously returns  to the news, and it involves medical alert devices with the all too common free life alert for seniors pitch, which does have […]

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Smartphone Apps for Seniors

In recent years, smartphone ownership has increased drastically, especially among senior citizens. According to Pew Research, 74% of Americans ages 50-64 are now smartphone owners and 42% of those are 65 and older. This is up over 133% in just 5 short years.

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Senior Alert – Beware of Robocall Schemes

A robocall is an automated telephone call which uses a computerized automatic phone dialer to deliver a pre-recorded message.  Robocalls are used frequently by individuals running in political campaigns or by schools who need to make sure a message is delivered to a large number of families.  However, at the present time, robocalls are being […]

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Federal Government Resources for Seniors

The United States federal government has a wide variety of programs in place to aid in the health and welfare of senior citizens.  Below are details on a few of these programs, some of which may be unfamiliar to you.

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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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