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Senior Tips

Keep an Active and Healthy Brain

There’s a saying that goes something like, “we don’t stop playing when we get old, we get old when we stop playing.” That is especially true for our minds. Researchers have shown that keeping your mind active leads toward keeping a healthy brain which could possibly ward off Alzheimers Disease or even dementia.
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Steps Toward A Frugal Lifestyle

Living a frugal lifestyle is really not that hard, it just takes planning and forethought such as thinking about whether you really need an item that you’re considering purchasing. In many cases, it’s the smaller spending that throws people off track rather than big ticket item purchases. Small spending, like an expensive cup of coffee a day or eating out for lunch every day can really impact a family budget.
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What To Do With Your Aging Relative’s Belongings

Moving your parents or other aging loved ones into an assisted living facility or a nursing home is a task that no one looks forward to. It is a decision-making process fraught with stress and decisions, one of which is, “what do we do with all their belongings?”
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Steps To A Better Night’s Sleep

If your bed is calling your name, but once you crawl between the sheets you can’t seem to drift off, it’s an exercise in frustration. Sleep is necessary to overall health and well-being and if you’re not getting a good night’s sleep, here are some tips to help you drift off more easily.

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How Reliable Is 911?

In 1968, 9-1-1 became the national emergency number for the United States though it did not become widely known or used until the 1970s, even into the ‘80’s. The 911 system was designed for landline telephones but landline phones are not in use as they were decades ago. With many households canceling their landline systems in favor of a cell phone, the accuracy and effectiveness of 911 comes into question.

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How Our Brains Control How We Feel About Ourselves

Mirror, mirror on the wall. When you look in the mirror how do you talk to yourself? How do you see yourself? Chances are you already know that your self-talk can sabotage, or make, your day. Our brains can control how we feel about ourselves and how we face our days based on whether our self-talk is positive or negative.

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Home Delivery Services Make Aging In Place Easier

If your aging relatives are losing their ability to drive a car and get to the grocery store, they may be worried about being able to age in place. With technology and home delivery what it is today, your loved ones may be able to go online or pick up the phone and have almost anything they need delivered right to their doorstep. This is a valuable resource, especially if you don’t live in the same area that they do. They can have access to groceries and entertainment items between your visits and you can rest easy knowing they are not doing without.

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Create a Emergency Kit

Being prepared for an emergency involves a lot of things such as a list of important phone numbers, extra food, flashlights and batteries and more.  Whether you’re preparing for an emergency such as a tornado, a hurricane or for winter storms, having a plan is important.

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TV Viewing Alternatives For Seniors

As we age our daily activities often decrease. This often leads to a life filled with TV and movies. But what if our loved ones can’t afford cable or aren’t interested in the broadcasting of today’s daily schedule? The internet provides an alternative that may be more suited for some.  Although cable can be expensive and the broadcasting may be a little progressive for many of our seniors, the Internet allows our loved ones to reach programming that has long been off the air of today’s TV lineup.

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How Can You ‘Age Gracefully’?

We have all heard that the only two things you can count on in life are death and taxes. We also know that aging is inevitable, but there are steps that everyone can take to make aging gracefully a reality.

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