Helpful Information for Seniors

The Healing Power of Pets

Loneliness can often be a hard reality for our seniors. As we age, friends and loved ones pass, grandchildren get older and move away, and social activities we once loved can become harder to manage. Fortunately, there is a solution to filling these lapses in comforting companionship that comes in

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Helpful Tips to Make Technology Better for Seniors

Technology for seniors is hard to avoid these days as it shows up almost everywhere in our everyday lives. Some seniors still try their best to avoid it, despite all the practical advantages that technical marvels like the internet and smartphones offer. However, most seniors continue to show a willingness

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A Guide To U.S. Must-See National Parks

Stay at home orders? Curfews? Social distancing and masks? Sometimes it can seem as if Covid has prevented us from doing much of anything. So, is there anything we can do in these socially restricting times? Well, actually, yes. In fact the introduction of a pandemic to our formerly normal

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Curing Our Pandemic-Related, Elderly Anxieties

Pandemic-related anxieties are not specific to a particular age. This Covid-19 trouble maker has penetrated everyone’s psyche, from toddlers to centenarians. But since I am a mere 13 years away from being a centenarian, I will focus on my age group. It needs not be told, that being a widow

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The Best New & Accessible Shows for Seniors

In the current era of entertainment and media, it seems like every conversation includes someone talking about the latest series they’ve been watching. But with so much out there, how do you know what’s worth turning the TV on for? You click an enticing show description and image, only to

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The Benefits of Strength Training for Seniors

For many seniors, growing older can involve the inevitable loss of strength and energy. But this doesn’t have to be the case. The frailty and loss of energy we associate with aging, like difficulty walking for distances, climbing a set of stairs, or carrying heavy groceries, are primarily due to

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The Birdies and the Bees (and the Wasps)

No, not those birds and bees.  We are old after all.  Who you calling old?  Well, if the shoe fits…  Oh, where were we? Ah, yes, the subject today is fitness, fun and pest control.  Related subjects?  Wait for it, wait for it.   We all know that keeping fit is

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5 Safe Driving Tips for Seniors

Being a safe driver can become more and more challenging as you age. But in addition to the safety of yourself and others, practicing safe driving habits can also save you money on your car insurance. Safe driving requires more than just mind road signs and the rules of the

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Top Activities for Seniors While Social Distancing

For many seniors, one of the hardest aspects of the coronavirus crisis is social isolation and loneliness. If you are isolating in your own home, here are some unique ways to make the time spent alone more enjoyable: Sort through your old photos or keepsakes. Do you have boxes stored

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The Benefits of Final Expense Life Insurance

Final expense life insurance is a type of insurance designed to cover the many bills your loved ones will face after your death. Also referred to as burial insurance, these policies cover costs, including medical bills and funeral expenses. The average cost of a funeral is over eight thousand dollars,

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Coping with the Stress of the COVID-19 Outbreak

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. For more information, visit the CDC.gov

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Seven Signs You May Be Experiencing Hearing Loss

Hearing is not something you lose overnight. For most adults, a loss of hearing comes gradually, particularly as you get older. Hearing loss among Americans is much more widespread than most people realize. Age-related hearing loss affects about one in three people. Many of these people are well into their

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How to Maintain a Strong Relationship with Your Grandchildren

It is understandable why a close relationship with your grandchildren will have a positive effect on their life. An overwhelming amount of research has gone into this topic, and psychologists and social scientists alike are all in agreement. Studies continue to reveal the importance of a child’s relationship with their

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7 Ways to Find an Affordable Assisted Living Facility

Choosing a senior living facility for you or a parent can be a stressful, emotionally draining experience. Not only is it a significant lifestyle change, but costs can be prohibitive when you require a living situation with personal care, such as an assisted living community or one with a memory

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5 tips for seniors to avoid loneliness.

In retirement, one of the possible risks to seniors is feelings of isolation. This can be due to numerous reasons including medical conditions that limit mobility or the ability to socialize (such as hearing loss), geographical barriers, shrinking social circles and most notably, the fact that across the globe, seniors

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What to consider when choosing the best Medicare plan.

Choosing the right Medicare coverage can be confusing and somewhat overwhelming. Making the wrong choice could cost you hundreds maybe thousands of dollars a year. It could also be a factor in the quality of your healthcare for many years to come. Although the government works hard to simplify the

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5 ways for seniors to save money on car insurance.

We all want to save money, but for seniors on a fixed income, it’s even more critical. Seniors look for many ways to save money – clipping coupons, for example. But most seniors don’t consider saving money on their car insurance. Most think that high car insurance premiums are just

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