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Month: September 2018

Why We Celebrate the International Day of Older Persons

Why We Celebrate the International Day of Older Persons

The International Day of Older Persons is a special day dedicated to remembering our seniors and all they have done and still do for us. People around the world celebrate it every year on October 1st to raise awareness about all issues that affect the elderly population with regards to anything from aging-associated diseases to ageism and elder abuse. The day has been established by the United Nations General Assembly. According to their website, there are currently 700 million people…

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How to Promote Senior Independence through Technology

How to Promote Senior Independence through Technology

Although seniors today are more active online than ever, the majority of the elderly population still has difficulties in learning and adapting to new technologies. And the number of elderly we need to reach out to is growing considerably. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people 65 and older in the United States is expected to increase to 55 million in 2020, and to 88.5 million — or 20 percent of the population — in 2050. With…

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New Age, New Ways to Stay Healthy

New Age, New Ways to Stay Healthy

There are more ways than ever for seniors to keep track of their health, exercise and enjoy social time with friends and family. Read on for exciting ways to boost your well-being and more no matter your age. Stay in tune with your health Your first order of business is to make sure that you are properly covered. Unless you have plenty of money in the bank, it may be wise to invest in a Medicare Advantage Plan (also known…

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How to Keep Grandparents and Grandchildren Close Despite the Distance

How to Keep Grandparents and Grandchildren Close Despite the Distance

Grandparents have a fundamental role in the lives of their grandchildren. Many of us have grown up with grandma down the street eagerly waiting for us after school with milk and cookies. But today, our lives are different. We move far from family. Our lives are constantly changing and evolving. So we must keep in mind that our parents, but also our children, eventually feel the consequences. Finding a solution to maintaining the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is necessary…

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