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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

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

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

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

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?

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...

How to Know Its Time For a Medical Alert System

While cell phones and other technological advancements have made it easier for you to keep in touch with your aging parents, a medical alarm system is still needed in certain situation. Read on to learn various ways to recognize it's time to sign your parents up for a...

Get Your Home Summer Ready With These Tips

As the temperatures warm, now is the perfect time to get your home summer ready. Follow the tips listed below to ensure your house is ready for the warmer weather. Have Your Air Conditioner Serviced There is nothing worse than turning your air on only to have nothing...

Entertaining Games to Keep Your Brain Sharp And Active

Devastating conditions like Alzheimer’s or dementia are debilitating to anyone affected by them, along with those who love them. Thankfully, research has proven games to be one way to improve the brain’s function and perhaps even fend off the development of these...

Celebrate National Physical Fitness by Getting Active

May is National Physical Fitness Month, and what better way to celebrate it than to commit to getting more active? After all, as we age, it’s even more important for us to focus on keeping our bodies as physically active and as healthy as possible. Read on for some...

What is Dementia & How Does it Affect Older Americans & Caregivers

The maladies that come with old age are many and vary in severity. One of the very worst ailments and/or medical conditions that affects older individuals is dementia. The following is more information about the condition and the various challenges that can accompany...

Avoid Common Scams Targeting Older Americans

A scam is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a fraudulent or deceptive act or operation.” To put it simple, it’s any act in which someone tries to deceptively separate you from your hard-earned money. If you have ever fallen victim to a scam of some sort, don’t feel bad,...

The Best Spring Cleaning Tips For Seniors

The chirping of birds, fluttering of insects and blooming of fragrant flowers can mean only one thing, spring has arrived! That means it’s the perfect time for spring cleaning, transforming your home from the drab enclosed space in which you endured the grueling...

How to Ask For Help Without Seeming Too Demanding

When your body begins to fail you, and every day tasks become a burdensome challenge you can no longer meet, it’s time to ask for help. Understandably, you don’t want to seem demanding or worse weak. However, you shouldn’t worry about this as asking for help is...

Understanding The Risk of Depression Later in Life

Depression is more than just feeling down or sad. It is a disease that negatively impacts every area of your life, not just your mood, this according to Chair of Psychiatry at Howard County General Hospital Andrew Angelino M.D. Unfortunately, this medical...

How to Keep Yourself Healthy in Your Twilight Years

Individuals with good healthy habits as young adults, tend to keep and expand those healthy habits as they age. However, if you have yet to adopt the healthy lifestyle you should, it’s never too late. In fact, by following the tips listed below, you will...

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