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Important Tips For Seniors Who Are Preparing Their Taxes

Posted by Michael Watson on Jan 23, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Senior_taxes-LR.jpgDepending on whom you ask, tax season might be the most wonderful time or the most dreadful time of the year. Whatever your personal take on it, that time is upon us once again. So we put together a few helpful tips for seniors who are ready to prepare and file their taxes.

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How Can Seniors Keep A Safe And Effective Exercise Regimen?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 9, 2018 5:30:00 PM

seniors_working_out_couple-LR.jpgExercise has many advantages for people of all ages, including physical, mental, and emotional health benefits. There are various factors that go into making a routine effective. But for seniors, there is a special need to thoroughly consider safety issues as well. If you are ready to increase your level of physical activity, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Coordinate Care for Extended Family Members with these Tips

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Coordinating care for a loved one who isn't part of your immediate family can be difficult, especially if there are several people involved in the decisions. There are a few tips to help you with the process so you can be sure to give the best possible care to your family.

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Safe and Simple Kitchen Appliances for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 12, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Cooktops and ranges are frequently associated with kitchen mishaps among the elderly. According to the National Fire Protection Association, each year fire departments respond to 166,100 home structure fires that involve cooking equipment. As a result of the kitchen fires, 480 people die and 5,540 are injured annually. Some common hazardous mistakes seniors make include leaving food on the stove to cook unattended and/or track of cooking times, forgetting to turn burners off after removing pans from the stove, attempting to clean hot cooktop surfaces, allowing too much grease to accumulate on surfaces. There are some safer cooking appliance alternatives you can encourage your loved one to use instead of the cooktop or range. 

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Senior Care: 3 Benefits Of Seeing A Geriatrician

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Specialists are doctors that have received training that makes them keenly aware and qualified to care for patients with certain illnesses or body systems. While aging is definitely not an illness, it can present itself as a sort of 'condition' that requires special care. For this reason, some seniors consider seeing a geriatrician for their medical care. Here are 3 reasons it might be wise to consider seeing a doctor trained in this specialty.

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Black Friday VS. Cyber Monday Shopping For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become annual traditions for millions of Americans. Some spend the entire year thinking about what items they will purchase immediately and which can wait until these two special days in November. But what are these two annual shopping events and why might Cyber Monday be the safer option for seniors? Let's consider a few facts.

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3 Ways Multi-Generational Housing Helps Seniors And Their Families

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM

For hundreds of years, seniors and their families enjoyed the many benefits of multi-generational living. Although the numbers dwindled for a few years, this type of household arrangement has increased greatly over the past few years. In fact, a 2014 research project showed that almost 20% of the US population was living in a multi-generational household. Here are 3 potential benefits you might want to consider. 

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Is Home Ownership Among Seniors On The Rise?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 10, 2017 5:30:00 PM

The senior population is swelling, and there's a simple reason for that... time. As medicine and technology advance and improve, more and more people are able to keep living longer. And with the generational differences, the tail-end of the baby boom is nearly retirement. According to the JCHS, it's estimated that the population of people over 50 years old in the United States will rise to 132 million by 2030. 

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4 Ways to Prevent Your Senior from Wandering

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Sep 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Do you have a senior with Alzheimer's in your care who is prone to wandering? It's important to note that six out of 10 individuals with Alzheimer's will wander. However, there are effective strategies you can employ that will make it easier for you to keep track of your senior in a variety of situations.

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7 Everyday Uses of Vinegar

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Sep 12, 2017 5:30:00 PM

You will be surprised at how versatile a simple ingredient is. Here are a few ways that vinegar can be used in our everyday lives. 

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