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Living Life After a Heart Attack

Living Life After a Heart Attack

“As serious as a heart attack” became an expression simply due to the severity of the cardiac event. Having a heart attack is scary. Consequently, resuming life as you were pre-heart attack can be almost impossible. In some ways, that might be a good thing, because...

Numbers You Need to Know For Heart Health Month

Numbers You Need to Know For Heart Health Month

The month of February, known as the American Heart Health Month, is the ideal time to increase your focus on heart health. According to Millions Hearts, one in every three deaths in America is related to cardiovascular disease. This means heart health is a crucial...

Travel Tips You Want To Know

Travel Tips You Want To Know

A trip to visit long-distance family and friends can be a great gift. However, there are some steps to follow to ensure your traveling experience is pleasant and positive overall. Read on to learn more: Find Travel Discounts As a senior citizen, you are able to...

Diabetics at Higher Risk of Falling at Home. But Why?

Diabetics at Higher Risk of Falling at Home. But Why?

The American Diabetes Association estimates some 25.2% or 12 million seniors live with diabetes. If you are one of them, you have likely heard how the condition can make you more likely to experience a fall. Have you ever wondered why, though? What about the disease...

The Traveling Senior – Staying Safe and Healthy Away from Home

The Traveling Senior – Staying Safe and Healthy Away from Home

Taking time to see the world, traveling at your leisure, is one of the perks of reaching your retirement years. Of course, ensuring you travel safely is important, no matter your age but even more so as you grow older. Therefore, the following tips are especially...

How to Gracefully Retain Your Independence as You Age

How to Gracefully Retain Your Independence as You Age

Youth may be wasted on the young, as they say, but valued elders are living longer and more vibrant lifestyles. The average life expectancy of someone living in the United States now exceeds 78 years. But longevity is only half of the equation. Seniors and their loved...

Popular Discounts to Enjoy as a Senior

Popular Discounts to Enjoy as a Senior

Along with accumulating the kind of wisdom that can only be derived with experience comes additional benefits of getting older. For example, while your body might be fighting the advancement of years, you can take advantage of many discounts now that you weren’t...

Embracing Thanksgiving as a Senior

Embracing Thanksgiving as a Senior

Celebrating Thanksgiving with your friends and family is usually a time of joy. However, as a senior, it might present some challenges as well. The following are some tips to follow that will ensure you enjoy your Thanksgiving celebration thoroughly: Make Alternative...

Budgeting For Your Now Empty Nest

Budgeting For Your Now Empty Nest

The empty nest period, when your children grow up and move out, thus leaving the warm, cozy, nest you have lovingly created can be challenging. After all, it represents a complete change in the entire household dynamics. Fortunately, if you approach it correctly, this...

Are You Ready for Disaster?

Are You Ready for Disaster?

Peak hurricane season ranges from around mid-August to late October. Along with being prepared for hurricanes, it’s vital for everyone, especially seniors living on their own, to be well-prepared for any and all natural disasters or emergencies. After all, it’s a...

Fire Prevention Tips For Today’s Seniors

Fire Prevention Tips For Today’s Seniors

October 6-12 marks this year’s Fire Prevention Week. The week, which was first enacted by President Woodrow Wilson in 1922 and has since been observed on the week of October 9th, is a great reminder of the importance of fire prevention for all of us, but especially...

Surprising Medical Expenses You Might Not Expect

Surprising Medical Expenses You Might Not Expect

When you have medical insurance, you likely expect it to kick in and protect you in the event of a true medical emergency. Imagine going through an emergency surgery, or even one you know is coming, to return home thinking all is well. You likely assume the vast...

Using Technology to Stay Stay Close to Loved Ones

Using Technology to Stay Stay Close to Loved Ones

Admittedly, technology and the senior generation don't always go together. After all, older people often find it difficult to use new tech and end up resorting back to their old ways of doing things. However, if you can manage to get your senior loved one on board,...

Creating a Will: It’s Not Just for the Wealthy or Elderly

Creating a Will: It’s Not Just for the Wealthy or Elderly

The topic of one’s own morality is not popular. After all, we all like to think we will live forever. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Each one of us will one day leave this world. How easily our family makes the transition to life without us, is often a result of...

Surprising Benefits of Pet Ownership For Seniors

Surprising Benefits of Pet Ownership For Seniors

Who doesn’t love coming home to an excited pet who has been waiting for hours, just to see you come through the door? After all, everyone needs and deserves this kind of adoration and companionship. While owning/having a pet is beneficial for many reasons and for most...

Is Your Loved One Safe Living on Their Own?

Is Your Loved One Safe Living on Their Own?

Making the decision your senior loved one is no longer safe living independently is a difficult one. Of course, you can opt for some solutions like medical life alert devices to keep them on their own for longer. However, there will come a time when they are no longer...