Best Websites to Find All Types of Caregivers or Sitters

Best Websites to Find All Types of Caregivers or Sitters

Do you need a caregiver or a dog sitter?  There are plenty of sites available where you can find a caregiver for your family members, and today we’re going to tell you about 6 that we’d recommend trying out. Best Websites to Find All Types of Caregivers or Sitters 1. SitterCity (www.sittercity.com) SitterCity, has been around since 2001, and helps people get connected with in-home caregivers. If you’re looking to hire a babysitter, petsitter, senior caregiver, nanny, dogwalker, or other type of at home care, you can find the right person for the job through SitterCity. The site is free to sign

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Safe Driving Tips for Seniors

With increasing age, it’s important to stay aware and engage in safe driving tips for seniors. This is true if you are approaching in your senior years or if you are caring for an older adult. Many people are reluctant to give up driving, which makes sense since driving can be a signifier of independence. If that is true for you or someone you love, know that you can identify strategies to help you or your loved. Then, it is possible to stay on the road, safely, for longer. Plan Ahead Just as with other changes in life, a little

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7 Senior Dating Tips

First, It's Not About Luck 7 Senior Dating Tips If you’re still throwing darts at online dating profiles, consulting your horoscope, thinking that finding a partner is just a numbers game, or hoping a friend will fix you up, then you’ve already missed the senior dating boat. If you wait for your online dating site inbox to fill up instead of being proactive, if you only answer emails from men or women who fit a narrow type, or you haven’t refreshed your photos or updated your profile in six months, you need to know that the effort required to meet a

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Your grandchildren need to read the book of you

Author Thomas Cirignano maintains that “each of us is a book waiting to be written.” He adds that the book will result “in a person explained.” Your children and grandchildren may think they have a full explanation of who you are. But, without your memoirs, they will never understand the experiences that have shaped the person they think they know. Until you record the forces that created present-day you, your family will only have a partial picture of the family member they love. Your memoirs should be recorded—not necessarily for publication, but rather—so your loved ones will have a tangible record to

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Treasuring Holiday Letters

Treasuring Holiday Letters

A tall stack of Kodak photos printed on shiny rectangular cards of a family of four sits stapled together with the corresponding holiday letter written with care by “mom” each year. She probably spent a lot of time crafting the ubiquitous yearly holiday letter and thought about what her intended message would be to those she sent cards to each December. The words paint a picture of accomplishments, changes, and reflections of the ups and downs of a year in a family’s life. An old card table is set up in the middle of the bedroom with a box containing

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Busy Fingers, Busy Brain: Why Crafting Is Crucial For Seniors

The US Census Bureau has found that Americans currently spend around five to six hours per day on leisure and sports activities, including hobbies such as crafting.  It’s certainly time well spent, particularly for older adults. Learning and practicing a new craft as a senior brings many rewards; not only can the creative process boost mental health and self-esteem, it can also improve fine motor skills and provide an opportunity for socializing and making friends, which has been scientifically proven to benefit those with Alzheimer's.  So what are you waiting for?  With a broad range of activities to choose from, there’s bound to

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10 Best American Cities for Older Adults

As the 80+ million baby boomers age, more and more Americans will reach senior status. By 2040, more than one in five Americans will be over the age of 65. While the classic picture of retirement involves moving to the Sun Belt, many older adults actually want to stay put and age in their home and communities in cities both large and small. This desire is part of what prompted the Milken Institute—a non-partisan economic think tank—to rank the best large and small cities for older adults to live in. The Institute looked at 83 indicators from publicly available data

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