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The Best Place to Retire in the US

the Best Place to Retire in the US

We live in an enormous and beautiful country, so deciding where to retire can be tough. The city must be affordable, relaxing, vibrant, and (of course) accommodating to seniors. So where is the best place to retire in the US? Well, we don’t want to toot our own horn, so we’ll let Livability.com do most …

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Benefits of Walking for Seniors

health tips for seniors

Never underestimate the power of walking. A simple stroll is a great way to improve your overall health (especially if you would have been sitting on the couch otherwise!). Plus, it’s cheap, it doesn’t require special skills, and it can be completed just about anywhere. Walking is especially beneficial to seniors because it’s a low-impact …

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Winter Hazards for Seniors

Winter can be a dangerous season for seniors, especially in areas that receive a lot of snow and ice. Seniors that already struggle with mobility find it especially hard to get around in December, January, and February, and many elderly people struggle with illnesses and loneliness in the winter. As there are several weeks of winter remaining, …

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New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

New Year's Resolutions for Seniors

New Year’s Eve is a wonderful occasion for a variety of reasons—the parties, the food, the champagne—but one of the most beneficial aspects is the creation of goals for the new year, also known as New Year’s resolutions. A new year, a new you, they say! As we’re already about a week into 2015, now is the …

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How to Volunteer at a Retirement Home

How to Volunteer at a Retirement Home

Volunteering your time and talents is a great way to help others. Everyone has skills and resources to offer, so whether you can provide professional services, entertainment, physical labor, or simply friendship, you should explore the idea of volunteering at a retirement home. Not only will you help the elderly in a variety of ways, but …

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Seniors and Social Media

two seniors using a computer

There came a day, many years ago now, when teenagers were lamenting the fact that their parents had discovered Facebook. These days, it’s not at all unusual for grandmothers and grandfathers to update their Facebook statuses, tweet witticisms, and share their favorite Youtube videos as well! So today, we’re discussing seniors and social media. How many …

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When a Parent Refuses Assisted Living

When a Parent Refuses Assisted Living

Father knows best, mother knows best . . . and sometimes children know best! As the years go by, you might begin to feel a role reversal occurring in the relationship you share with your parents. Your mother will always be your mother and your father will always be your father, but somewhere along the line, the …

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Helping Seniors with Computers

Happy elder couple enjoy together at laptop computer

Have you ever watched a three-year-old play with the apps on an iPhone? It’s amazing to see how easily and eagerly younger generations embrace new technology. Although many seniors struggle to send e-mails and access the Internet, children below the age of eight can often navigate their parents’ smartphones with ease. So if a senior in …

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