3 Easy Tricks to Read and Assimilate Text Faster for Seniors

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It’s highly likely that you don’t remember how you learned to read as a child. However, the way you learned how to read as a child has little relevance to how we should learn how to read as seniors. While the slow process full of methods may work for young people who are trying to understand the basics of words and structure of different sentences, adults who need lots of information to process in a couple of seconds need an entirely different reading method. Learning how to read and assimilate text is one of the best skills that you should

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Guide for Seniors: How To Earn Money by Writing Essays Online

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Having an additional source of income is great, especially if you’re a senior student. Many students need extra money while in college or university, and the main reason is that tuition costs constantly grow. At the same time, there are many talented students who enjoy writing essays and other academic papers, unlike some of their peers. If you’re one of those students who never have any problems with writing tasks, then writing essays for money can be a great idea. You can earn money by writing academic papers, but how much money you make depends on you. You may become

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4 Reasons Knitting’s Perfect for Seniors & Caregivers

The resurgence of knitting has been one of the more surprising trends of the past few years. Despite its old-fashioned reputation, knitting has quietly become a cross-generational phenomenon. 4 Reasons Knitting’s Perfect for Seniors & Caregivers One reason for knitting’s newfound popularity is its impact on knitters’ well-being. Younger knitters have discovered that yarn and needles are the perfect pick-me-up — something older knitters have known for years. Meanwhile, researchers have discovered a host of health benefits to knitting, impacting emotional, mental, and physical health. A closer look at these benefits reveals something surprising: it turns out that knitting is the

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7 Learning Games to Keep Your Mind Sharp

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As we grow older, our minds and bodies undergo multiple changes. It’s our job to keep them healthy and functional. Many studies have long shown that physical exercise improves cognitive function and thus, keeps your brain wired. Engaging in physical activity is good for the body while stimulating the mind is great for your brain. The mind-body connection is therefore crucial in attaining cognitive balance and helping you thrive. To prevent aging and keep your mind sharp, check out these top seven learning games. As I mentioned, engaging in daily play improves cognitive function, boosts memory, and increases focus. Let’s

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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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History and Benefits of Collecting Silver & Gold Coins

As time went on, folks learned how to make the separation of silver and gold. That was around 560 B.C. So, it came to pass, the new gold coinage. After people started to make gold coins, they began to manufacture silver ones too. Of course, the silver coinage did not have as high of a value as gold did, as has usually been the case throughout the history of precious coinage. As the story goes, the rich folks held and used gold coinage and the poor people held and used silver coinage. As time went on, the King of Lydia

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Best Gel Pens for Adult Coloring

Best Gel Pens for Adult Coloring

There is no shortage of ways to release stress. For some of us, exercising is key; still, others turn to socializing with friends and family. In fact, having multiple ways to calm your body and your mind is best, and one of the newest ones involves some very old-fashioned tools.  Coloring is quickly becoming a past-time embraced by all ages. Best Gel Pens for Adult Coloring Adult coloring books have exploded in popularity, and for good reason. They’re a relatively inexpensive way for grown-ups to be creative—to fill blank pages with texture and color and pattern.  This is an easy hobby

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Making theater tickets accessible

Making theater tickets accessible

It’s always a pleasure to see a show at the local theater, especially when there is so much choice available. There are over 2,500 regional theaters across the USA, hosting a huge variety of shows every year including major tours like Jersey Boys, to classic ballets like Swan Lake. Making theater tickets accessible Unfortunately, it’s not always easy for seniors to book their tickets for these productions. If you are a wheelchair user or otherwise restricted in your movement, you may have noticed that there is very little accessibility information available online when booking tickets. In fact, only 2 in 10

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Learning a Hobby is Good for your Brain

Recently studies have shown that keeping your brain active all through your lifetime can help ward off Alzheimer's disease and keep your brain sharp well into your senior years. "If you don't use it, you lose it" is just as true for your brain as it is for your body. Many people find as they age when they attempt to play a sport that they haven't played for a while it gets more and more difficult to achieve the level of expertise in the sport that they had when they were younger. The same is true for our brains. Our

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