8 Amazing Part-Jobs for Seniors and Retirees

8 Amazing Part-Jobs for Seniors and Retirees

Life in retirement isn’t what it used to be. The economic landscape has changed, and people are living longer than ever. If you find yourself needing some extra money, or just bored, then you are in luck. There are plenty of part-time jobs available for retirees and seniors, and a lot of them can be done from the comfort of your own home. Virtual assistant Are you comfortable with technology? Perhaps you were an administrative assistant when you were working full-time. In that case, you should experience a smooth transition to becoming a virtual assistant. This is a great part-time

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Senior Rentals: Benefits To Renting, Drawbacks, and Tips You Should Know

Senior Couple Moving to New House

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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Understanding Reverse Mortgages

3 Types of Reverse Mortgages: 1.  Home equity conversion mortgages A home equity conversion mortgage or HECM (pronounced “heck ‘em”) is the only type of reverse mortgage that’s backed by the Federal Housing Authority. Available through FHA-approved lenders, HECM reverse mortgages are the most common type of reverse mortgages. HECM loans give borrowers the largest amount of money; upper limits are based on the borrower’s age and the amount of equity he or she has in the home. With a HECM, the borrower continues to pay insurance premiums. Borrowers can use the money from a HECM for any purpose they

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Importance of Traveling for Seniors

Traveling is many peoples’ goal in life. Seeing the most astonishing and breathtaking places in the world is something that everyone should do in a lifetime. The truth is that the world we live in is extraordinary and it will never stop to amaze us. Breathtaking views, mysterious islands, and exotic jungles can barely the surface of the real beauty this world has to show us. But there’s more than that to travel. Traveling isn’t only about amazing places you must see. Traveling is a unique experience that will stay with you forever. Traveling teaches one more than schools teach

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Travel Freely By Fitting Your Life Into An RV

Downsizing To An RV 10% of Recreational Vehicles (RV) drivers are seniors over 55, making it a popular choice for your life post-retirement. Moving out of your home and living full time in a van has plenty of benefits for your financial and mental health, but it can be hard to strip back and live the minimalist life required. As long as you can still drive, moving into an RV could mean a life of continued adventure as you age. Rather than being cut off from the community, with your brain health deteriorating, you can stay active, alert and, most importantly, happy

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The Value of a Downsized Home

Downsize And Trade Home Maintenance For Hours Of Free Time. The average American spends nearly two hours doing housework per day. Cooking, cleaning, repairing, yard work — it all adds up. Maybe you feel like your average day is even more than that. You may have an older home that demands more upkeep or a sprawling yard, or you might find yourself lugging things back and forth from garage to kitchen, upstairs and down again more than you’d like. Every new season also brings with it a barrage of home maintenance chores that not only cost money but can do

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Top 10 Board Games for Active Retirees

Top 10 Board Games for Active Retirees

Playing a board game is the perfect way to spend some time with the retirees. The variety of games allows for quality one on one time, as well as group fun with grandkids. Moreover, games are known to improve the health of the brain, which can prove to be a great tool in regard to the memory and logical thinking of seniors. And most importantly, this keeps seniors engaged, which reduces the dangers of senior isolation. Top 10 Board Games for Active Retirees Here are the top 10 board games every retiree can enjoy: 1.  Bingo Top 10 Board Games for Active Retirees

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How to Fall-Proof your Home

Did you know, according to the National Institute of Aging, that 6 out of 10 falls happen at home, where we spend most of our time and neglect to consider safety?   Most of these falls could be prevented by making some simple changes to your home.  At Senior.com, we are experts in fall prevention and consider it our mission to help you live as independently as possible, for as long as possible. We suggest you invite a friend or family member to make this safety assessment with you.  Often it takes a 2nd pair of eyes to see hazards you

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What is NORMAL Aging?

The longest research project on aging, sponsored by the National Institute on Health, the Baltimore Longitudinal Study, helps scientist piece together a more accurate perspective. Before the study, scientists compared surveyors in one age group to a contrasting set of individuals in another age group. Most of the differences between them are not attributed to age but the result of life experiences, genetics, or environmental factors. What the Baltimore Longitudinal Study did instead, was to compare two individuals, one who lived through two wars and the other raised in a peaceful and prosperous society. How each aged might differ but

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