“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…

remodeling

Ah, retirement. Time to kick back and relax, right? Not exactly. Now that you have reached retirement age, you might find that your home is not well suited for aging in place. This year might be the best time to get all of the projects done you have been thinking about over the years. Here…

identity theft

Not that long ago, your doctor kept all of your health-related data in paper charts stored in a manila folder. Every time you visited your physician, the nurse would take notes in the chart and the doc would add info about your symptoms, prescribed medication and more. If a thief was determined to access your…

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…

incontinence

It’s not easy to choose your incontinence product that fits you best; it may not be a good idea to pick up a product by brand name only.  Instead, choose the product that will work best for you.  The important features of an incontinence product are leak protection, comfortable fit and absorbency. Find a well-balanced…

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…

e-reader

From the days when I’d read my Bobbsey Twins books perched in a tree in our backyard, I’ve loved books. Of course, I’ve enjoyed the worlds that they’ve transported me to, but my abiding devotion to books has also extended to the pretty covers, the smell of the ink, the crack of the spine when…

smartphone

Popular culture often portrays technology users as young people, but with the rise of smartphones, technology use among older Americans is growing. At the end of 2016, 60.7 percent of baby boomers owned a smartphone, a number that climbed past 70 percent among boomers in the 50 to 59 age bracket, according to AARP. Nearly…

beauty secrets

Allure recently did a feature on “The Best Beauty Advice From Centenarians“. Featured in this video from Allure are seniors aged 99 to 105 who discuss their beauty secrets that they’ve acquired through the years.  Along with make-up tips and advice for dressing up, we get a glimpse of what fashion they have seen come…

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