Meet Jack. He’s in his 60s, and he’s been retired now for a few years. But just because Jack has reached retirement age, that doesn’t mean he’s stopped working.
Every day, he spends a few hours with Dave, another senior who has dementia. Dave’s family has come to rely on Jack. Continue reading "Senior Volunteers Live Healthier and Longer"
We’ve been writing a lot lately about seniors aging in place, and one of the points that we keep coming back to is this: Three quarters of all senior citizens expect to live out their remaining years in their homes. Continue reading "How to Get Your Parents to Move in With You"
It’s a sad fact of life: senior citizens are among the most popular victims of the world’s scam artists.
According to the FBI, this is for a few different reasons.
- Senior citizens are more likely to own their homes, have money tucked away and have an excellent credit score.
- Seniors are more interested than younger people in products that can make them healthy. After a lifetime of seeing different diseases cured or eradicated, it doesn’t seem that far-fetched that a con man’s miracle drug can do what’s promised.
- Older people don’t always make great witnesses. Their memories can be shaky, and they might be reluctant to report fraud because they worry their families will think they can’t be trusted to manage their finances.
If you have elderly parents, it’s important to keep an eye out for some of the most common scams that target seniors.
Continue reading "Don’t Get Fooled Again: How to Avoid Scams that Target Seniors"
What do senior citizens want when it comes to aging in place? And what do they need?
Those are questions the National Council on Aging set out to answer when it conducted its United States of Aging Survey in 2015. Continue reading "Seniors Aging in Place: What Do They Want?"
Every year, the National Council on Aging conducts its “United States of Aging” survey, which asks America’s senior citizens about their hopes, dreams and concerns.
And every year, those seniors make one thing very clear: the home where they live is the home in which they plan to spend the rest of their lives.
In other words, they hope to “age in place.” Continue reading "What Is Aging in Place?"
Your parents worked hard to get to this point.
They socked money away each month, lived within their means, and are now ready to enjoy retirement. Continue reading "Asset Protection for Elderly Parents"
We’ve devoted a good portion of our blog to ways people – particularly senior citizens – can be safer and happier in their homes.
Products like stair lifts and platform lifts. Tips for aging in place. Ways to stay active during retirement. Continue reading "How to Get Power of Attorney for Elderly Parents"
We’ve devoted a lot of time on this blog talking about stair lifts. But this week, we’re devoting this space to a device that’s like a cousin to the stair lift, the vertical platform lift. Continue reading "What is a Vertical Platform Lift?"
Everyone dreams of finding that perfect parking space just outside the entrance to the restaurant, mall or grocery store.
But for some people, this kind of accessibility is a necessity rather than a luxury. Continue reading "How to Get a Handicap Parking Permit in PA"
If you’re like us, you – or your kids — grew up watching The Jetsons, and its futuristic world with flying cars, robot housekeepers and video phones.
And while we may not be able to fly to the grocery store, many of things that seemed like science fiction back in the 1960s are just a part of everyday life now Continue reading "Smart Homes for Aging in Place"