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Indoor Gardening Tips for Small Spaces

Gardening is a healthy and rewarding hobby, especially for seniors. It keeps you active as you care for your growing plants, and the end result is beautiful flowers, attractive foliage, or healthy vegetables. If you love gardening but don’t have space outdoors, an indoor garden can be the perfect solution. Here are a few tips that can help you make your indoor garden a success. Choose the right space. Plants need light, so an indoor garden should be located near a window, if possible. If Continue reading →

Downsizing Made Easy

As we get older, most of us find that the big family house no longer suits our lifestyle. Too much space and too many possessions just mean more work maintaining everything, which can even cause stress. Whether you’re transitioning to a senior living apartment or moving into a smaller house, you can simplify your life by downsizing, and these helpful tips can make it a lot easier. Give yourself plenty of time. There’s usually no reason to rush into downsizing. Going through all your possessions Continue reading →

Summer Safety for Seniors

The heat of summer is upon us, and it’s time to enjoy more relaxing days out in the sun. For seniors, summer fun means taking extra care to avoid overheating, since older adults are more susceptible to heat-related problems than younger people. Thankfully, it’s easy to enjoy the summer sun by remembering just a few tips for staying safe for your active senior lifestyle. Drink plenty of water. It’s easy to get distracted with all the summer fun and forget to drink enough water to Continue reading →

Caregiver Corner: Managing Medications

If you’re a caregiver for a senior, one of the most important tasks is managing medications. As we age, it becomes necessary to manage more health conditions with medications, so many seniors are prescribed multiple medications. Since each one has different instructions, it can be confusing for seniors to decide which pills they need to take at which time. Here are some tips for caregivers to help you manage all those medications for the seniors in your life. Use a pill organizer. There are multiple Continue reading →

Senior Transportation Options for an Independent Lifestyle

Every year, tens of thousands of older adults stop driving, and this can be a difficult time. Without the freedom to get in a car and go where they’d like, they rely on other people. But today, there are several new options for transportation for seniors that can help restore a sense of freedom and independence for seniors who no longer drive. Public transportation. Buses, subways, and light-rail systems are great ways to get where you need to go. With most cities offering a comprehensive Continue reading →

Best New Hobbies for Seniors

Retirement may mean the end of 40 hour work weeks, but it marks the beginning of a new phase of life. Now is the time to pick up all of those hobbies you wanted to try but didn’t have time for while you were working full time. Everyone needs something fun, engaging, and productive to do and we think these new hobbies for seniors fit that bill perfectly. Creativity in Art Painting and drawing can be very therapeutic hobbies. They provide an artistic outlet for Continue reading →

Finding Support as a Caregiver for Seniors

Whether they live at home or in a senior living facility, many seniors need caregivers to help support them as they maintain independent lifestyles. Being a caregiver can be extremely rewarding, but there are times when it can also be challenging. If you’re a caregiver for a senior, it’s important to have a support system that can help you. Stress can happen quickly as a caregiver for a loved one and can result in depression, fatigue, social isolation, and even financial strain. Even if you Continue reading →

Fun Outdoor Activities for Seniors

With the warmer seasons upon us, it’s time to spend more time outdoors. For seniors, outdoor activities can be both fun and healthy, but it’s important to choose activities that are safe for you. Here are some of our favorite outdoor activities for seniors that just about anyone can try. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any new exercise activities to ensure that they are safe for you. Nature walks. Walking is healthy for most people, and the best part is that Continue reading →

Gardening Safety for Seniors

It’s spring, and that means it’s time to start thinking about all those outdoor activities we love so much, like gardening. Gardening is great outdoor exercise, and the bonus is you get something wonderful in return – fresh, healthy vegetables to eat or beautiful flowers to enjoy. For seniors, it’s important to keep a few safety tips in mind when gardening so that you enjoy your time outdoors while staying safe. Be sure your garden is accessible. Ensure that there is a clear, level path Continue reading →

Spring Cleaning Tips: Decluttering Your House

  Spring is almost here, and now is a great time to start clearing out the clutter. Over the years, we collect so many things that eventually it can be hard to keep the house clean, so it’s important to take time each year to clear out things you no longer need. Clutter is also a safety issue for seniors because more clutter means an increased risk of falls. Here are some easy tips that will help you clear away the clutter this spring. Make Continue reading →