technology

Grandparents all over the country are becoming more self-sufficient through the use of smartphones and other types of technology. Now smartphone apps and Internet services are also designed to help improve the lives of seniors who live independent lifestyles. It’s projected that adults age 65 and older will make up nearly a quarter of the…

There’s an App for That! Just as computers opened up a whole new world of information for you, apps for smartphones and tablets are making life much more convenient. You may already have apps that let you make mobile bank deposits or find your way around town, but we’ve found a few others you may…

We’ve collected some of our favorite useful household tips and tricks and compiled them here.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook for our “TUESDAY TIP” each week. Use a hanging shoe rack to store cleaning supplies   Wrap a wet paper towel around your beverage and put it in the freezer.  In about 15…

Can You and Your Kids and Grandkids be Friends? They don’t visit much anymore or even take your calls (texting is the one and only method of communication they understand!). While Facebook may seem like a good way to stay connected with your teenaged and 20-something kids and grandkids, they may see that connectedness as…

Love the Fall Season?  Want to make your household smell of Pumpkin flavored Fall cheer?  Below are 3 easy steps that will decorate your home, apartment, or office, while creating that seasonal smell to welcome in September, October and November. Pumpkin Pie Potpourri Instructions Use a pumpkin incense burner to suggest the cozy scent of…

Can you really measure happiness? Evidently the AARP, in a new study conducted by Hearts + Minds Strategies, suggest that we can indeed measure happiness. And it suggests we can identify the factors that contribute most to feelings of contentment. Researchers polled 4,000 adults from 35 to 80 across the country. 68% reported feeling happy,…

74 Years of Marriage: An Inspirational Story It’s great to see these stories about couples that have been together for a lifetime!  We hear so much about divorce, separations and other heartbreaks that we sometimes don’t get to hear about the other side.  Whether you’re single, happily married/dating or going through a rough patch –…

More Americans are taking a proactive approach to their health and fitness – and it’s adding years to their life and independent living.  By counting calories and steps taken each day, along with monitoring heart rate and other dietary intakes, technology is helping us stay healthy. Companies like FitBit, Samsung, and soon Apple, Sony and…

Seniors Got Talent

3rd Place: “Tony Stumpo Plays Piano”, submitted by Magnolia Glen   2nd Place: “Ain’t She Sweet Performed on Kazoos”, submitted by Harbour Assisted Living   1st Place: “Pinebrook’s Got Talent”, submitted by Pinebrook Independent Living Congratulations to our winners.  Stay tuned for information on the upcoming 2013-2014 Seniors Guide’s SENIORS GOT TALENT!

nursing home

A Nursing Home Success Story What is a Nursing Home? A group of people sharing space, each on a different journey. Some quietly focused on the comfort of a routine which makes each day strangely reassuring. A timeless process bringing them closer to peace. Others getting through each day with the goal of healing and…

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