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…

surveillance

Finding the right care for senior family members can be an overwhelming process. Often, you feel like you’d be better equipped to make these decisions if you worked in the medical industry. But as you look for the best care, you’ll realize that mistakes are often made in the health care field, just like in…

Hire a Senior Mover and Take the Anxiety Out of Your Next Move

Moving is stressful any way you slice it, but when you compound that stress with the emotions of leaving a home where you’ve lived for decades, it can be one of the most difficult things you can go through. The logistics can also be more complicated. That’s why it’s so important to hire movers or…

Living with a Roommate Has No Age Limits!

After I left home at 18, I had roommates for the next 22 years of my life. For some reason, a roommate is stereotyped as someone who is young and living life on a shoestring. Personally, I’ve never been a slave to stereotypes and I gladly let people live in my spare room until I…

home security

Whether living alone, or with a spouse or roommate, the vast majority of healthy older Americans want to be in their own homes and enjoy an independent life. There is no reason they shouldn’t be able to, provided they acknowledge vulnerability and take precautions to counteract it. The first step to enhancing your security, your…

eco

Interior decorating is all about the newest trends. The current ones: green, eco-conscious, handcrafted and sustainable. Modern home decor incorporates nature, considers the environment and utilizes natural and raw materials. For inspiration, get outside and get your hands dirty. Here are tips to creating natural and handcrafted designs for your eco-home. Seasonal Flowers & Plants…

liminality

Liminality is defined as “the ambiguity or disorientation that a person often feels when standing at the threshold between their previous way of structuring their identity, time, or community, and a new way that becomes necessary because of the transition into a new ‘life stage’.” “Why Isn’t Mom Feeling at Home Yet?” As the “baby…

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