technology

Everywhere we go, it seems that there’s some gadget telling us where to go, what the weather is like, and what our family members are doing several states away. While it can sometimes feel like these beeping, buzzing and blinking gadgets are just an annoying intrusion, the fact of the matter is that they can…

adopting

You may have always owned Golden Retrievers. When one passed away, you didn’t have to think very long or hard about which little ball of fur you’d bring home next. Or maybe instead of sticking with a certain breed, you’ve chosen your dogs based on which one stole your heart at the animal shelter. However,…

tech

Americans age 65 and older represent a whopping 15 percent of the population. But is that significant slice of the country adopting technology as quickly as it’s growing in size? The answer is a resounding yes! According to recent Pew Research surveys, 42 percent of those in this age group now own smartphones, up 24…

marriage

Study Finds Increase in Older Americans Not Putting a Ring on it The Pew Research Center recently reported that the number of people over the age of 50 living with a romantic partner outside of marriage increased by a significant 75 percent from 2007 to 2016. That’s the biggest jump for any age group! While…

stuff

And “stuff” can be a problem if you are a senior planning to move. Because whether the move is immediate, or just on the distant horizon, you will need to formulate a system for clearing the deck. First of all, do not apologize or feel badly. You are in good company. It seems to be…

outdoors

The cold weather is finally gone and spring sunshine is pouring in. It’s the perfect time to stop to smell the roses and get active outdoors. Don’t think you have to be cooped up inside just because you’re getting older. The outdoors is a great place to be for people of all ages. Here are…

So you’re ready to either move from your home, or get rid of some of that clutter.  When you’re ready to start downsizing, keep in mind these tips from our friends at Crowning Touch, in Roanoke, Virginia: 1. Don’t wait too long. The average age of someone finally leaving their home of many years is…

wearable technology

You may already be sporting an activity tracker, like a Fitbit or an Apple Watch, to keep a close eye on your daily number of steps, sleep quality, etc. But tracking your activity is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to wearable technology. Below we’ve found some of the latest, greatest—and smartest—wearable…

senior discounts

With the help of Dealhack.com, we have researched and provided a comprehensive list for 2017 of places that offer senior discounts. The fact is, there are a lot of discounts out there that can make life as a retiree, or even as a person over 50, a lot cheaper. Our ultimate guide to senior discounts…

sleep better

Are you getting enough sleep? Seven to eight hours is the amount of sleep adults need to lead a healthy life. However, data from a National Health Interview Survey found that 30 percent of adults get less than six hours of sleep each night. While it’s been reported that sleep needs change as we age,…

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