Senior woman migrates to Florida every winter

Want to escape the cold this season? We’ve got your list of warm destinations to check out, plus why they’re great migration spots: from St. Augustine, Florida to St. George, Utah to the Gulf Shores in Alabama! Migration season is upon us, when flocks of northern residents head south for wintertime. We’re not talking about…

Senior holding a medical alert device

If you have an elderly loved one who lives alone, a wearable medical alert device can be a lifesaver – literally. If you’re thinking about picking out a device for a loved one, make sure you discuss it with them. Determine all of their needs and wants. For a system to be effective, it has…

Senior friends on a walk to keep up their New Year's resolutions

After the excess of the holidays, and with the promise of a brand new year ahead, most of us are ready to turn over a new leaf. New year, new you. A fresh start. The beginning of a new year lets us move forward and look to the future. About half of Americans make a…

Stoned senior couple using ridesharing for the first time

While you could sometimes use a ride after dark or to unfamiliar parts of town, you may never have even thought of the possibility of ride-sharing. Services like Uber and Lyft are for the younger generations, right? Not necessarily. A plethora of services have sprung up to make ride-sharing a more viable option for seniors.…

Senior Woman read by the Christmas tree, a book she received from her family

Do the seniors on your Christmas list have everything they need or want (not to mention, an attic full of stuff that they don’t!)? Have you plain run out of creative gift ideas? I know I have, so I went in search of some inspiration. Here’s what I came up with: Reading Material If your…

Senior independent living communities are changing constantly

We live in a world of constant change and evolution, and the world of independent living communities is no different. Independent living communities, residential areas for seniors with both a communal atmosphere and private accommodations, come in all forms. There are establishments with more hands-on staffing to ones with much greater autonomy. But, regardless of…

Seniors Laughter Yoga

Yoga became popular in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s, and today, about 36 millions Americans practice it. Twenty one percent of yoga practitioners are over 60. In addition to traditional yoga, Americans practice a slew of unconventional yoga variations. Hot yoga. Goat yoga. Beer yoga. But have you heard about laughter yoga?…

Senior Journaling Health Benefits

Journaling means keeping a record of your thoughts and activities. However, while journal keepers may focus on the present and record daily events, journaling moves beyond just a list of activities, like you might record in a diary or calendar. Journaling calls for more self-expression and reflection. A journal is a private endeavor, and you’ll…

Dancing for brain health

At 75, Shirley wants to maintain her mental acuity for as long as possible. That’s why she doesn’t spend her Wednesday and Friday nights playing Scrabble or Sudoku like some of her friends at the retirement community. Instead, she puts on her dancing shoes and heads to the community center to learn the tango, the…

Selfie Stick Senior Travel

Once you retire, you may feel like you finally have time to travel like you’ve always wanted. In fact, according to Maria Gillen, director of the AARP’s travel website, travel is the number-one aspiration for Americans 50 and over. However, your travel destination wish list is probably different than it was when you were younger.…

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