Downsizing Tips for Seniors

Whether you’re transitioning into a senior assisted living facility, moving into a smaller house, or just want to get control of the clutter in your life, your senior years are the perfect time to downsize. Downsizing is challenging but it can also be empowering, clearing your house of possessions you don’t use and freeing up your time. After all, most possessions require some type of maintenance, so getting rid of things you don’t use means you’ll have more time to enjoy life. The task at Continue reading →

Planning for Your Retirement: Healthcare Expenses

There are many different stages of retirement planning. While most people think about the financial aspects of planning, your health is also an important consideration, because healthcare costs in your senior years may significantly affect your finances, especially when Medicare alone doesn’t cover those expenses, such as: Hearing aids/hearing devices. Medicare does not cover hearing aids, so you’ll need to do some planning in case hearing issues arise during retirement. Without insurance coverage, hearing devices can cost thousands of dollars. Dental/denture care. Dental care is Continue reading →

Safe Online Shopping Tips for Seniors

Our generation didn’t grow up using computers, but as seniors, many of us have embraced the convenience of the digital world through online shopping. There are no crowded malls, no fighting for a parking place, no heavy packages to carry, and a huge selection of just about anything you can imagine. There’s no doubt that online shopping has made the world more convenient, especially for those of us with limited mobility. However, staying safe online has become increasingly important for your privacy and financial security, Continue reading →

Feeling Young After 55 – Avoiding that Mid-Life Crisis

As we move into our senior years, it can be easy to get stuck in a rut, and that’s when mid-life crises happen. But with a positive mindset and a few simple tips, it’s easy to move past the crisis and feel young and energetic again. Stay physically active. A good exercise program doesn’t just mean going to the gym. Any exercise you can do to keep moving benefits your health, such as walking, yoga, gardening, swimming, or dancing. As long as you are moving, Continue reading →

Tips for Seniors: Staying Healthy During the Holidays

The holidays are an exciting time, filled with visits from friends and family and fun holiday meals, and this can mean we’re disrupted from our regular schedules. For seniors, disruption, even in a positive way, can be stressful, so it’s important to make your health a priority throughout the holiday season. We’ve put together a few tips that make it easy to stay healthy.  Stay hydrated. When your schedule is off, it’s easy to forget to drink water regularly, and you can become dehydrated. Adults Continue reading →

Tips for Seniors for a Good Night’s Sleep

A great night’s sleep can do more than just let you feel rested. Getting enough sleep helps us concentrate better, stay at a healthy weight, gain more energy and coordination for physical activity, decrease the risk of heart disease and depression, and give us stronger immune systems. All those benefits are important for people of any age, but for seniors, they can mean the difference between an active lifestyle and illness.  As seniors, we still about seven to nine hours of sleep each night, but Continue reading →

Do Seniors Need Life Insurance?

As your financial situation changes throughout your lifetime, the need for life insurance also fluctuates. Many seniors believe they no longer need life insurance, either because their mortgage is paid off and they have retirement savings to spend or because their children, who are often life insurance beneficiaries, have become financially secure in their own right. Do seniors still need life insurance? Today, we’ll talk about life insurance for seniors, the different types offered, and whether it still makes sense after retirement. Step 1: Consider Continue reading →

Caring for the Caregivers: Tips for People Caring for Seniors

In many families, the responsibility for senior care falls on children or other family members. When a senior parent or other person in your family has medical issues or dementia, caregiving can be a round-the-clock job. With all the focus on caring for the senior, it can seem that there is little time to stay healthy and take care of yourself.  However, self-care is crucial for caregivers. Caregiving demands time, effort, and emotions that can sometimes cause stress. While you’re focused on your loved one’s Continue reading →

Coping with Rising Drug Costs: Tips for Seniors

Prescription drug prices continue to soar, and for seniors and their caregivers, this can sometimes lead to detrimental effects on their health. Government leaders are trying to come up with solutions, but in the meantime, seniors are left with some tough choices. In one study, 85% of seniors are prescribed medication by their doctors, but one out of every 20 seniors 65 and older can’t afford it. The strategies these seniors used can be costly to their health. Some skip their medication altogether and some Continue reading →

How to Overcome Sibling Disagreements about Elder Care

Often, especially when dementia is involved, it falls upon the adult children to make decisions about senior living choices for aging parents. Making the right choice is important, and all options should be considered before making a move. However, these choices become particularly difficult when adult siblings disagree on the right decisions for their parents. Today, we’ll discuss some strategies for reducing those disagreements to make the best decisions for aging parents. Focus on goals. Once you’ve identified that your parents need help making decisions, Continue reading →