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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What to Know About Landlords

A reader requests, "Many retirees opt to sell their homes and rent apartments.  It would be great to see something about dealing effectively with landlords as we age, particularly when it comes to important maintenance and safety issues.  Many owner landlords are reluctant to spend money or manpower on maintenance; and don't always take service requests or complaints submitted by older renters seriously and/or do not respond in a timely manner. And many seniors are reluctant to report or assert themselves for fear of reprisal or confrontational situations. Perhaps this falls somewhere under the "elder law" category?" Drive out rent

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Moving Aging Parents into Your House

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Are you considering moving an aging parent into your home? For some, moving parents into an adult child’s home is an optimal solution for everyone involved, but there are things to keep in mind to secure a smooth transition. Benefits of Living with Your Elderly Parents Some families find living with multiple generations is beneficial for everyone. For an aging parent, it can help to decrease feelings of isolation. And adult children can welcome the support of another adult while raising their own young children. Even if you are looking forward to transitioning your parents from their own home into

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How Tech Habits Evolved During COVID-19

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I use an app called SnugSafe. It's a check-in service for people aging alone. Recently, Snug surveyed the members in their community and discovered how tech habits have evolved over the last few months. Here are the top findings, other surprises, and the overall results. Top Finding about how COVID-19 impacted the technology used by older adults: 48% of respondents have ordered groceries online, and 56% of them are doing it for first time because of quarantine 34.3% of respondents have attended a religious service online Zoom is the most popular video conferencing solution (52%), followed by Facetime (46%), and

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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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Dangerous Effect Mold Can Have on Seniors

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More than half of American homes have mold problems, and 38% of the population are genetically susceptible to the health issues mold can cause. Seniors tend to be more susceptible to the effects of mold as they often have weaker immune systems, poorer lung function, and take medications for other health problems that can make them vulnerable. Removing mold from their homes and preventing future problems can help to maintain and improve their health. The general health impacts of mold The symptoms and severity someone will have when exposed to mold will depend on the type of mold, concentration level, and their overall health, but symptoms

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Surprising Cause of Most House Fires

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Fires resulted in $13 billion in losses in 2017, not including the $10 billion lost due to the Northern California wildfires. Although we’re well aware of how devastating fires can be, most of us don’t realize how easily they could happen to us. According to an American Red Cross study, two in five adults think they’re more likely to win the lottery than lose their home in a fire. Unfortunately, they’re wrong. While there is a one in a million chance of winning the lottery, the odds of dying from fire or smoke are about one in 1,500. The risks

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Benefits of Living in an Active Adult Community

Today’s seniors could discover an active adult community is exactly what they’ve been missing. Offering an ideal environment for retirees seeking a low-maintenance, but still active lifestyle. Many senior communities have resort-like advantages for residents. As retirement nears closer, many people wonder what benefits come from leaving their pre-retirement home. Exploring an active adult community is a great start. The number of seniors looking for an adult community across the country is on the rise. This could be the cause for the more recent increase in such communities. Sometimes a retiree prefers to live in a more comfortable climate or

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What Type of Senior Living Facility is Right for You?

What Type of Senior Living Facility is Right for You?

You may be wondering what type of senior living facility is right for you, and you’re certainly not alone! According to Money Task Force, 70 percent of seniors require some type of long-term care services. Choosing the right senior living facility is a big decision that’s often complicated by the number of options out there. Between home care, nursing homes and independent-living communities, it can be easy to get confused when analyzing each option. To help you make the right decision, we’ve outlined five different types of senior living facilities: Independent-Living Communities are great for those who are still active. Also

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