Why Family Relationships are Important for Seniors

Why Family Relationships are Important for Seniors

Family relationships are important at every stage of life. But they’re important for different reasons at different ages. As we grow older, our circumstances change and the things we need from our family change with them. Strong family relationships give seniors a much-needed support system as age makes them increasingly vulnerable. These relationships are often essential to seniors’ emotional and mental well-being. They’re also associated with positive health outcomes, meaning a strong relationship with family can literally extend a senior’s life. Why Family Relationships are Important for Seniors How Seniors Benefit from Family Relationships Aging comes with a number of unique

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This Is Why Aging Alone Is Harder And How We Adapt

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The lifestyle and concept of aging alone is not new, but in the U.S. more people experience aging at home without the support of family nearby (2010 Census.) In the rural area where I grew up, the older generations never worried about being left alone without help. Families saw to it that older members had a place to live, food on the table, received help with daily living, and a bed. Our elders shared in social activities and never felt left out. Even the local township and churches actively participated in caring for elders when they were alone. It gave

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How to Celebrate Your Birthday When Alone

How to Celebrate Your Birthday When Alone

If you're one of the 30 percent of older adults living alone in the U.S., then you might be one who celebrates a birthday solo style. Many of members in the Elder Orphan Facebook group find themselves all alone on special events and even their birthday. Some members have no family at all, while others do have adult children who live at a distance. For the most part, rarely do individuals expect to be alone on such occasions. How to Celebrate Your Birthday When Alone Celebrating a special day alone doesn't sound appealing, but if you do find yourself all alone,

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Health Benefits of Social Media for Seniors

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When you think of social media, I doubt you picture grandma tapping away on her smartphone.You would be surprised by the benefits of social media for seniors. Just three years ago the number of social media users over the age of 65 was thought to be under 10%. Now, that number seems to be on the rise according to recent studies. The reasons for the recent rise in the popularity of social media with this generation is still up for debate. Some people speculate that it could be due to the unexpected health benefits older social media users are experiencing. With this in

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Best Golf Courses for Seniors

Best Golf Courses for Seniors

Golf is a popular activity with seniors, and it's a wonderful way to spend a sunny day, with countless excellent golf courses waiting to be found all across America. But which courses are the best options for you? Where should you go to enjoy a great game of golf as a senior? From Florida to California, let's take a closer look at some of the best golf courses for seniors. El Campeon, FL From the top of the state right down to the bottom, Florida is one of the best spots for golf, and it also happens to be one

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Senior Rentals: Benefits To Renting, Drawbacks, and Tips You Should Know

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The period between 2006 and 2016 saw an 84% rise in tenants in their 60s. Although not every senior rents a property in their golden years, for many, it is becoming increasingly appealing. There are some definite benefits to living in a rental property as a senior, and while some prefer to live in their paid-off homes for the remainder of their lives, living in a rental home provides peace of mind and ease of care that an owned home often cannot compete with. Better Maintenance One of the foremost benefits of living in a rental property as a senior is that maintenance

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How to Cope with Empty Nest Syndrome

Well, here you are: The last kiddo has left home and you’re feeling pretty blue. Maybe you’re worrying all the time. You’re probably a little lonesome (or a lot). You may feel like it, but you are not alone. The Empty Nest Is Actually Full—of Emotions According to GoodTherapy.org, empty nesters may experience insomnia, anxiety and/or panic—as well as feelings of extreme grief, isolation/loneliness, guilt and purposelessness. They may even lose interest in activities they once enjoyed. Psychology Today notes that “...parents often struggle with a profound sense of loss, not just because they miss their child, but because their very identities have

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