technology

My husband is an IT guy. I, on the other hand, hate technology. OK, so “hate” might be a little strong, but it definitely tests my patience on a regular basis. Like the countless times that I’ve hit the TV power button and gotten some crazy error message that requires me to click six more…

“The stairs are getting so hard to climb. “Since my wife died, I just open a can of soup for dinner. “I’ve lived here 40 years. No other place will seem like home. These are common issues for older people. You may share the often-heard wish—“I want to stay in my own home!” The good…

senior drive

While you have to be 16 to get a driver’s license, there’s no upper age limit on driving in most states.* But unfortunately, most of us don’t always know our own limitations and may continue driving a little longer than we should. Below are four warning signs that it could be time to relinquish the…

kentucky cost of home care

What Are In-Home Senior Care in Kentucky Costs? The answer depends on location, type of care, and the provider. Recent surveys allow us to present an overview of in-home care and examples of costs in various Kentucky localities. Non-Medical In-Home Care Costs Home Care Aides assist with hygiene, laundry, cooking and transportation. Their home visits…

seniors learning computer code

Our kids and grandkids practically came out of the womb surfing the Internet and posting things on social media. However, for those of us over the age of 55, technology was thrust upon us, and we’ve had to scramble to adapt. While many of us have had a hard time adjusting, others have learned and…

massage

You might think of massage as a pure indulgence, much like getting a pedicure or eating a really decadent slice of cake. But the fact of the matter is that the benefits of massage far exceed simply having your aching muscles rubbed and kneaded into submission for an hour. Check out some of the advantages…

hearing impaired

Around 20 percent of Americans live with some form of hearing impairment, according to statistics published by the Hearing Loss Association of America. Whether you cannot hear at all or you hear sounds in muffled tones, daily life can be challenging in ways you had never imagined. Fortunately, there are a variety of technology gadgets…

seniors got talent

Whether you’ve been singing since you were a kid or just took up the tuba a few years ago, we believe your talent is meant to be shared … no matter what your age. That’s why Seniors Guide created SENIORS GOT TALENT, an online competition where those age 55 and older can share their gifts…

rocker granny

Just because you have some grandkids and a few wrinkles doesn’t mean you have to give up your dreams and aspirations … whatever they may be. Just ask Mary Ho. In August, the 81-year-old from Singapore played a mean electric guitar for 25,000-plus spectators at the country’s annual National Day Parade. As a child, Mary…

salt

The older you get, the more important it is to watch the amount of sodium creeping into your diet. We asked Lisa, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) at Acts Retirement-Life Communities, and Jonathan, the Regional Director Culinary and Nutritional Services for Acts Retirement Life Communities, to share their secrets for maintaining a healthy low-sodium diet.…

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