Aging: Help Planning for Your Future

Aging: Help Planning for Your Future

Aging happens naturally, but aging well takes careful planning. Take steps to ensure that your financial, living, and medical needs are met in old age. When thinking about the elderly years and how they will play out usually starts after caregiving. It's when people understand the difficulties of growing older. Some see their parents deal with heart problems while others confront dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Observing decline is heart-wrenching. Caregivers feel parents are invincible but soon find out the contrary. What families learn about growing older is that getting organized and prepared for the golden years will help them the

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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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Connecting with Grandkids in the Digital Age

Connecting with Grandkids in the Digital Age

We often get set in our ways. Social media and other forms of advanced technology didn’t exist a decade ago, so it can be difficult for some of us – particularly the older generation – to get used to Facebook, texting, Skype, and how apps work. The good news is that, while some seniors may not immediately embrace technology, many of them find it fairly easy once they try it. A study was conducted by the Journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking and performed on 591 participants with an average age of 68 years old. Of those, 77% percent

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Basics of Computer Literacy for Seniors

Senior Couple Using Computer

We are in the age of computers or information that is brought about by the Digital Revolution. The introduction of computers has made life easier for many people, although they have also rendered many people jobless. These days, if you know how to use a computer, you don’t have to worry when looking for the direction to a restaurant or important information on the internet. You can ask Google everything you want and the giant won’t charge you anything for availing the information for you. A study by Microsoft suggests that the average employee uses a computer at least 7

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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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How Aging with Friends Fills the Void of Being Alone    

How Aging with Friends Fills the Void of Being Alone

The concept of growing older without household support can be a shocking wake up call. That’s what happened to me after providing home care help for my older parents. The needs they had were extremely challenging for my sister and I, and when they died, it forced me to question, who will do all that for me?  You see, I’m single, and have no children.  How Aging with Friends Fills the Void of Being Alone  The care I provided for mom and dad included daily living tasks like house cleaning, cooking, shopping, transportation to medical appointments and treatments, and even

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Best Events and Websites for Self-Improvement of Seniors

Happy senior woman smiling and using laptop computer in coffee shop

You might have chosen the right senior facility for you. Needing long-term care is something normal when aging, as your body weakens. And some senior facilities might organize social and outdoor events to meet your needs. If you are a senior, it does not mean that the self-improvement process has ended. Instead, one must always aim at improving its skills and abilities. This gives you a unique perspective that will make you more open and wiser. But where to start? Nowadays lots and lots of startups are being set up every day. So, it might be hard to make the

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