Ways to Adjust to a New City

Are you starting over in a new city where you don't know anyone? Or thinking about making a move? Or maybe you've just moved to an independent living facility and know very few residents. I found an article on Livability and wanted to share a few great tips if you plan to make a move to a new city in the future. A few years back I made a move and glad for it. It was definitely life-changing and, rarely, disappointing - and it's something everyone should do at least once. After the move, it took a while to adjust

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Benefit of Social Media for Seniors

The fastest-growing demographic on Facebook, seniors are flocking to social media like never before. And it’s not just Facebook that’s seeing an influx of the older generation. More and more over-65’s are also joining Instagram and Twitter. Not only do people use social media to catch up with family and friends, and share their lives with people they don’t necessarily see every day, but it’s also increasingly becoming how people view and keep up with news and current affairs. The same goes for the senior demographic. Seniors on social in numbers In Australia, 89% of online consumers use social media.

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How to Downsize with Alzheimers in the Mix

How To Downsize With Alzheimer’s In The Mix

We have said it before, and you will likely hear us say it many more times: downsizing is taxing on the body, mind and spirit. More than just the physical aspects of sorting, donating, discarding and packing, downsizing takes an emotional toll on everyone involved in the process. How To Downsize With Alzheimer’s In The Mix The emotional stress of downsizing can be triggered by memories of the items you are sorting, attachment to a home where you may have raised a family and made many memories, and the echoes in the back of your mind whispering that change can be

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Find Senior Care on Limited Budget

Recently, a reader asked, "If you can't afford to live in a senior care facility, or have family to take care of you what other options does a person have when they can't take care of yourself?" For many seniors, they survive on Social Security from month to month. The retirement years is challenging and enjoying the golden years and living comfortably is only a dream. And once they retire, they struggle. They are in survival mode. Others, like the 10,000 Americans who turn 65 every day, are just now facing the reality. When seeking care on the limited income

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Cost of Owning a Home in a Cold Climate

Cost of Owning a Home in a Cold Climate

Winter is coming! If you live in the north, then you already know the chilling impact of this statement… high heating bills, endless snow shoveling, and frozen pipes. Cost of Owning a Home in a Cold Climate Freezing cold temperatures can put a strain on a home at every level. From the first frost to the first signs of Spring, every homeowner knows that Winter takes its toll. Front and center of the negative side effects of home ownership in a cold climate is the heating bill. Oil prices fluctuate, and if your home is heated with electricity, the cost is

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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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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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