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How to Outsmart Scammers and Protect Yourself Against Elder Fraud

Every year about 7.86 million U.S. seniors fall victim to elder fraud like phone, internet and other financial scams. (See our article on elder guardianship fraud here.) Their losses total a staggering $148 billion. The unfortunate reality is that duping seniors is a growth industry. And as the senior population increases, more and more Americans [...]

2021-09-13T13:54:39-07:00May 19th, 2021|Senior Health & Wellness, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Outsmart Scammers and Protect Yourself Against Elder Fraud

Elder Guardianship: What You Need to Know TODAY

Have you been hearing the term “elder guardianship” lately? If you haven’t, you should be. This type of fraud has recently been in the spotlight after the Netflix movie I Care a Lot and an episode of the docuseries Dirty Money.  I Care A Lot tells the story of a professional guardian. The character makes [...]

2021-05-19T16:32:39-07:00April 14th, 2021|Senior Health & Wellness|Comments Off on Elder Guardianship: What You Need to Know TODAY

5 Ways to Prepare for an Extreme Weather Event

Weather used to be something you’d remark about to a friend or neighbor while making small talk. These days, extreme weather events are common front-page news. And it’s no wonder why. Last month, we saw a mighty snow and ice storm take nearly half of Texas’ electricity-generating capacity offline leaving 4.5 million customers without power [...]

2021-03-13T19:37:50-08:00March 13th, 2021|Senior Health & Wellness|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Prepare for an Extreme Weather Event

Covid-19 Update: What You Need to Know in 2021

Pandemic. Antibodies. Vaccines. PPE. COVID-19 update. Front-line workers. Social distancing. All this jargon is enough to make even the most medically-minded person’s head spin. And yet, these are only a few of the words that were added to our everyday vocabulary in 2020. But what does all this news really mean to you? How do [...]

2021-02-12T11:24:35-08:00February 12th, 2021|Senior Health & Wellness|Comments Off on Covid-19 Update: What You Need to Know in 2021

5 Handy Health and Safety Apps for Seniors

From health and safety apps for seniors to staying in touch with family, the smartphone revolution has reshaped nearly every facet of our lives throughout the last two decades. Where we used to have the Yellow Pages, now we have Google. We used to exchange letters and photos through the mail, now we keep up [...]

2020-09-23T15:52:20-07:00September 23rd, 2020|Senior Health & Wellness, Senior Technology|Comments Off on 5 Handy Health and Safety Apps for Seniors

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Mobility Scooter

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. If you use them to make a purchase, we will earn a commission. We link to these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something [...]

2020-09-23T15:08:45-07:00July 13th, 2020|Senior Health & Wellness, Senior Travel|Comments Off on 5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Mobility Scooter

Face Mask Fundamentals

These days, we’re incorporating new routines and a variety of personal protective equipment (PPE) into our daily lives. For seniors, one of the most essential is the face mask.   Taking Care of Yourself or Protecting Others? As you prepare to leave your home, you may reach for a mask. But which type do you [...]

2020-06-05T15:37:38-07:00June 4th, 2020|Senior Health & Wellness|Comments Off on Face Mask Fundamentals

3 Super Useful Summer Tips for Seniors

Summer tips for seniors can be a practical reminder for staying safe, healthy, and happy as the temperatures soar. Whether you like to stay active, enjoy local tourist activities, or take a road trip, the following tips will help you enjoy the hotter months. 1) Hydrate (with personalized flavors) You’ve probably heard this before: During [...]

2019-09-03T06:08:55-07:00August 31st, 2019|Senior Health & Wellness|Comments Off on 3 Super Useful Summer Tips for Seniors

What Makes T’ai Chi So Awesome for Seniors?

T'ai Chi is a wonderful exercise for seniors, as it’s appropriate for any age or fitness ability. You can also do it indoors or take it outside... At the small community park in Tigard, Oregon, a senior man and woman begin their morning t'ai chi practice. They plant their feet into the mowed grass and move [...]

2018-11-27T16:50:13-08:00November 27th, 2018|Fitness, Senior Health & Wellness|Comments Off on What Makes T’ai Chi So Awesome for Seniors?

5 Simple Reasons People Choose Chair Yoga for Exercise

Chair yoga is one of many types of yoga. It’s a great exercise for pretty much anyone — from corporate workers sitting at a desk all day to people who have flexibility or balance issues or who can’t get down on the floor to exercise. Additionally, a recent study from Florida Atlantic University shows that [...]

2018-10-16T16:07:22-07:00October 16th, 2018|Senior Health & Wellness|Comments Off on 5 Simple Reasons People Choose Chair Yoga for Exercise