Getting older is a conundrum! At least to some of us. We look around and we see healthy active 90 year olds with sharp minds. Then we turn our head and see 60 year olds with early signs of dementia and numerous bodily health concerns. And then there is everyone else somewhere on the scale of those opposites. For years, we have known the importance of exercise and how it impacts our health and agility. Exercise increases your heart rate which pumps more oxygen into your body which releases a whole variety of good hormones that make our body healthier. The good news is, those same good hormones from oxygen increase go to your brain as well. And that stimulates the growth of new brain cells. And seriously, there is no conundrum whether new brain cells are good. So exercise! But let’s take a minute to explore the strategies for achieving this worthy goal.
Many of us spent a lifetime in one or two careers and became quite good at what we did. The stress was sometimes a bit much, the pay was not always the best (we all wanted MORE) and the hours were long with little vacation time or escape. Weekends went too fast and despite all that, it was good for the most part. Now, in retirement we have all this time we always wanted yet we are not always sure what to do.
Time changes, whether from traveling from one coast to another or when the clock changes to and from daylight-savings time can wreak havoc on our systems and our circadian rhythms. With November 6 being the date this year when we set our clocks back by one hour there are some ways to help your body adjust and to help your aging loved ones adapt to the time.
Most of us, as children, were given an allowance that was either a weekly gift or earned income for doing things like mowing the lawn or doing the dishes. It was a sweet deal at the time and we felt empowered with our fun money. As we retire, we once again find ourselves with an allowance. Most of us reach retirement on a fixed income. For some of us, it is more than adequate to sustain our life. For others, it is a struggle. For all of us, the cost of living goes up and our income remains fixed.
Personal medical devices are not just for the elderly, those at risk of a fall, or for those who live alone. Diabetics can also benefit from a home medical alert device and this is especially true for those who don’t have a handle yet on their blood sugar.
Lifefone has recently partnered with SilverBills to help clients live in their homes safely and securely without having to manage the hassles of paying bills. As a LifeFone subscriber, you appreciate that aging at home requires different types of support. As you know, Lifefone helps you or your loved one gain access to emergency assistance at the push of a button with 24/7 care agents and reduces concerns about personal safety. Lifefone has partnered with SilverBills to provide you with another type of support to keep you or your loved ones safe. SilverBills receives, scrutinizes and ensures that bills are paid correctly and on-time. Clients no longer need to open envelopes, pay bills or remember deadlines. SilverBills eliminates worries about late fees, suspension of vital services and fraud, and reduces unnecessary paper from entering the home.
National Senior Citizens Day is August 21st. While it may not seem much to you, to the seniors in your world, it could mean everything. While they may not be able to go to the amusement park and ride the rides with you, there is much you can do with them.
Growing up when we did, it was always important to be “cool.” We had the right clothes, the right attitude, the right friends and we were “just cool.” As we age, being cool takes on new meaning. While we can still be stylish, it is important for seniors to monitor body temperature and stay cool. As we age, we don’t have the same ability to sweat as we did earlier in our life … and disgusting as it is, sweat keeps us cool. So in order to avoid serious health concerns like dehydration or stroke or other heat related illness, we need to stay temperature cool.