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Month: July 2018

How to Share Holiday Photos with Grandparents Online

How to Share Holiday Photos with Grandparents Online

It’s summertime and we’re heading to the beach or the mountains for vacation. Most of us will be taking photos either with our smartphones or cameras. We collect them and keep them safe in digital format on our hard drives and photo albums, ready to take out later when we want to reminisce on the past. We also want to share them with our friends and family. Digital format is probalby not a problem for our friends. But how do we…

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4 Reasons why Video Chat is Popular among Seniors

4 Reasons why Video Chat is Popular among Seniors

Video chat is not only something youngsters do. Many seniors have discovered the amazing benefits to being able to connect to others online from their own living room. Reaching family, friends, and finding new social connections are what combat loneliness and increase vitality in the elderly. Video chatting is especially helpful for those who have a hard time leaving their homes or who have family living far away. Many technologies offer a video connection to communicate with others. Video calling…

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Establish telecare for your senior while you are away

Establish telecare for your senior while you are away

My grandma Jo has been living alone for several years now, ever since my grandpa passed away. She has remained very strong, while battling a variety of health issues, but lately, her health has been slowly declining. As her only grandchild, I have always tried try to contact her weekly, and go visit her on a regular basis. Yet lately, I have been feeling concerned about her and have been searching for ways I could do more. Every summer, I…

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How to cope with being a part of Sandwich Generation

How to cope with being a part of Sandwich Generation

For over 20 years now, we’ve been getting together regularly with my best friends from high school. We talk about our lives over a glass of wine. In our 20s, our main topics were school, relationships, latest fashion trends, first jobs, and marriage. In our 30s, we became more focused on our family, raising kids, and healthy food trends. We are in our 40s now, and I noticed that our conversations always stir in one direction – caring for our…

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