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How to Help Seniors Learn to Use Technology

Technology is everywhere, and much of it can be valuable to seniors, especially while we are all social distancing due to COVID-19. However, it can be hard to learn how to use technology when it’s something completely new and different to you. After all, seniors didn’t grow up using today’s modern technology like smartphones. If you’re trying to show your grandparents how to use their device, these tips can help. And if you’re a senior yourself and need a better way to explain why learning Continue reading →

Tips for Seniors: Staying Safe While Staying Fit

We all know the importance of exercise, and staying fit is important for your health no matter what your age. But as seniors, we need to do a little extra planning when we exercise to make sure that our exercise activity is safe, considering any health conditions and medications we’re taking. Whether we’re participating in a group activity at our senior living facility or taking a walk or a run in the neighborhood, safety is a top priority. Here are a few tips that will Continue reading →

Simplify Your Move to a New Home with a Senior Moving Manager

Moving to a new home is tough for everyone with all the packing, labeling, moving, and unpacking. But for seniors, it can be an even bigger challenge due to limited mobility or just because the job is so overwhelming after acquiring a lifetime’s worth of possessions. For many, a senior moving manager can be a blessing. Today, we’ll talk about all the benefits of hiring a senior moving manager for your move, whether it’s to a smaller home or a senior assisted living facility.  Sorting Continue reading →

Tips for Seniors: Staying in Touch when You Need to Stay Home

These days, most of us are staying home to combat the COVID-19 virus. Whether you’re in a senior assisted living facility or in a house alone, for seniors, a diminished sense of connectivity can affect your health and wellbeing. Relationships are important to everyone. They heighten your sense of life satisfaction and happiness, and they can make a difference in your physical health as well by lowering your stress levels to keep you calm and relaxed.  So, with relationships being so important, how do we Continue reading →

Safety Tips for Senior Adults in the Hot Summer Heat

Summer is here and with it comes the inevitable heat. As we age, prolonged exposure to high temperatures can be dangerous. Older adults have a higher risk of developing heat-related illnesses due to physical changed in the body due to aging, chronic health conditions, and from the use of certain medications.  When Hot is Too Hot Older adults need to be proactive and take precautions when the thermostat hits 80oF and higher so that they can avoid heat exhaustion and other heat-related ailments.  Here are Continue reading →

Helping Senior Citizens Combat Depression

As social creatures, we strive to live healthily, pursue happiness, and seek out companionship. With all of that, a good balance between physical and mental wellbeing is important. Sometimes, we often see the senior citizens in our life as healthy, but we need to remember that they also can suffer from loneliness and depression, even living within a community.  There are many things that can occur that may cause stress and sadness with senior citizens, and as their friends or family, we need to be Continue reading →

Helping Seniors Manage Their Medications

Many seniors have more than one medication to take each day. In fact, many have multiple pills taken at different times of the day, and that can be confusing for anyone, not just seniors. It’s important to have an organization plan that keeps pills stored safely and ready to take at the right time of day, and caregivers can help make this easier. Store everything in one place. Most seniors have more than one prescription, and their doctors may also have recommended a regimen of Continue reading →

Tips for Seniors: Keeping Your Mind Active

  Dementia and impaired memory can be real concerns as we age. Like any organ, your brain is nourished by healthy habits each day, including special exercises that help keep your mind sharp. These efforts are particularly important for seniors, who may start to notice a decline in memory and alertness due to natural aging or the effects of medication. Eat well and stay hydrated. A healthy diet is a basis for a sharp mind. Eat a variety of healthy foods each day like fruits, Continue reading →

Staying Positive While Staying at Home

Most of us have closely followed the news about the COVID-19 outbreak. At times the news can seem overwhelming, but we are starting to see signs of the light at the end of the tunnel. There will be a time when the social distancing guidelines are lifted and we can get together with friends and family again. Because Pennsylvania is in a stay-at-home order until April 30, we still have a couple of weeks left to be cautious, and keeping a positive mindset is the Continue reading →

Home Safety Tips for Seniors

  If you or one of your family members is a senior living independently, safety is a primary concern. While it may be too soon to consider moving to a senior assisted living facility, it’s important for seniors to take extra precautions for their health and safety. The first step is a safety assessment of the home, and here are some areas to consider as you make improvements.  General mobility. Take a fresh look at the ease of movement around the home to be sure Continue reading →