Successful Senior Living

Give Yourself A Break (Because Caregivers Need Vacation Too)

For most people, summertime means vacation time. It’s a chance to relax, unwind and leave the worries of work behind. But if you’re the caregiver for an elderly parent, the thought of making vacation plans may feel too overwhelming, too difficult to arrange, or too guilt-inducing. Give yourself a break! Caregiving is emotionally and physically draining.…

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The Upside to Senior Downsizing

While the family home may hold many years of happy memories, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best place for seniors to live in their golden years. Keeping up with housework and yard work may have become too time-consuming or difficult. Perhaps a multi-floor design has made mobility challenging. Seniors who no longer drive may…

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Helping Seniors Manage Seasonal Allergies

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Think that seniors are immune to seasonal allergies? Think again! People can develop allergies at any age, and the number of adult-onset allergies is actually increasing. So even if your loved one has never had allergies in the past, their golden years may suddenly turn into the sniffling and sneezing years. As a caregiver, make…

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Is It Time To Take The Car Keys?

It’s one of the toughest choices an adult child has to face: deciding that your aging parent should no longer be driving. Of course, age alone isn’t a reason to take away the car keys. Plenty of folks in their 80s and 90s still have their licenses and can drive safely (and statistically speaking, teens…

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Self-Care For The Caregiver

Many people find deep meaning in caring for an elderly family member, but it can be a demanding role to fill. The reality is that most caregivers, especially women, have a full slate of other responsibilities to juggle alongside caregiving. The challenge can get even harder with all the extra demands of the holiday season—as…

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Are You At Risk From The Equifax Breach?

Earlier this year, Equifax announced that the personal information of as many as 145 million Americans had been stolen in a massive security breach. In addition to names, Social Security numbers, and addresses, the hackers also took birth dates and driver’s license numbers. That means they have the ability to cross-reference the data and specifically…

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Strengthen Your Heart With These Easy-To-Approach Exercises

Maintaining a healthy heart is an essential pursuit for any older adult, and staying active is an important step in achieving this goal. Exercise helps keep the heart working well, blood flowing evenly and avoids the buildup of plaque and other issues that can severely compromise cardiovascular health. But not all workouts are appropriate for…

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Practical and Helpful Downsizing Tips For Seniors

Retirement presents a plethora of experiences that are both stressful and relieving. Although you now have the time and opportunity to do the things you’ve always dreamed of, ensuring that your finances are secure for the next twenty or thirty years may be a point of concern.

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