How Covid-19 Will Change Aging and Retirement

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There is not one person on the planet who hasn’t been affected by the Coronavirus. The virus started spreading in 2019 and continued to affect people globally throughout the year 2020. Traveling was halted, lockdowns prevailed, and the economy was disrupted as the world faced an unprecedented situation throughout the globe. Not only has the pandemic caused people to stay at home throughout the year, but it has also affected our lifestyle, changing it forever. Some people are referring to the current situation as “the new normal,” indicating that we will have to adapt to this situation as this might

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When Roles Reverse: Talking to Parents About Alcohol

When Roles Reverse: Talking to Parents About Alcohol

In every parent-child relationship, there eventually comes a time when roles reverse. It's a natural and inevitable extension of the aging process. The mom or dad who once changed your diapers, drove you to soccer practice, and applied Band-aids to skinned knees will gradually lose their mobility and independence, requiring greater help and supervision with their own health and safety needs. For the child who in turn is tasked with caring for an aging parent, navigating this new juncture can be difficult because it means taking a more directive role in relation to a grown-up who, in addition to having

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Basics of Computer Literacy for Seniors

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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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Mental health, Disney+, Zoom, vegan food: How COVID changed the lives of seniors

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New survey by Amica Senior Lifestyles taken look into the mental and lifestyle impact of COVID-19 on seniors in the US and Canada 85% of seniors surveyed said they are talking about their mental health more 38% report feeling less connected to their loved ones during this pandemic 72% of Baby Boomers and seniors said that they used video calling at some point during the pandemic Of those that have used video calls, 54% said it helped them feel more connected to family and friends over the past 9 months 2 in 5 seniors have taken up social media (42%),

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Safe Driving Tips for Seniors

With increasing age, it’s important to stay aware and engage in safe driving tips for seniors. This is true if you are approaching in your senior years or if you are caring for an older adult. Many people are reluctant to give up driving, which makes sense since driving can be a signifier of independence. If that is true for you or someone you love, know that you can identify strategies to help you or your loved. Then, it is possible to stay on the road, safely, for longer. Plan Ahead Just as with other changes in life, a little

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Venturing Out in COVID Times

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As your community reopens, you may want to venture out to restore some normalcy to your life. If so, take precautions to minimize your risk of the disease. Choose your activities wisely to avoid putting yourself in precarious situations that can lead to coronavirus infection. Here are additional precautions you can take while out to keep you safe from COVID-19: Face coverings and social distance. Wear a mask whenever you’re around others and practice social distancing. This is especially important whenever you’re in an indoor setting. Most businesses require that you wear a mask on their premises. If they don’t,

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How Seniors Can Protect Themselves against COVID

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Due to their age and compromised immune systems, seniors are at higher risk of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. The danger is even greater during a worldwide pandemic. If you’re 60 years of age or older and suffer from chronic health conditions like heart disease, respiratory problems, cancer, or diabetes, it’s vital you protect yourself against life-threatening diseases like COVID-19. According to data from the Centers from Disease Control, seniors are twice as likely to experience severe cases of coronavirus in comparison to younger adults. When it comes to COVID, protecting yourself from infection could very well save your life.

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11 Best Dog Breeds for Seniors

Many believe that dogs are too active and high maintenance to be good pets for seniors. Now, this may be true for certain breeds, but there are literally hundreds of breeds out there and some of them are actually very well-suited to seniors. Below, we highlight 11 of the best dog breeds for seniors from corgis to Westies and explain what makes them such great companions for elderly adults Poodle Poodles frequently rank on lists of the best dog breeds for seniors, and that’s for good reason: They’re easy to train if you get them young, and they’re very devoted to

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Starting a Blog After 50: Move Over Millennials

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When many people think of blogging, they might imagine a teenager or—at the oldest end—a thirty-something writing indulgently about personal interests or drama in their daily lives. While these groups of people do make up many bloggers, blogging after age 50 can provide a ton of benefits for older people, too. Starting a blog after age 50 is easier than ever, thanks to free, intuitive tools that can make launching a blog easy, no matter what your interests are. Blogging for older people not only promotes good mental health by acting as a stress-coping mechanism and sharpening cognitive ability, but

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