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In todays world of technology there are approximately 2 million different apps you can download on your devices. That’s a lot of apps! With so many apps to pick from, we narrowed it down and chose some of the top apps for seniors to enjoy
Often times when the word “moving” is mentioned, a big sigh follows, and a million thoughts start to race through your head. First – take a deep breath. Now continue reading... When you’re a senior moving to a smaller space, an assisted living facility or simply moving in with your children, it can be a greater challenge. The moving process may feel overwhelming but with wonderful support from family and friends and a well thought out strategy, it can be a less daunting task.
Remember back in the day when your only option to read a story was in the form of a paper book? Times have changed since then and there are now many different types of electronic books, also known as eBooks. While some do miss the beautiful covers of the paper books we once knew and loved, there are quite a few benefits to using an eBook.
The New Year provides us with a wonderful opportunity to set goals. It’s an opportunity to reflect on last years’ high and lows. While many people set New Year’s resolutions, the vast majority give up on their goals three weeks into the New Year. But that doesn’t mean you should be discouraged! Setting a new goal can be both challenging and exciting.
We’ve all been there, enjoying the company of grandkids in the park, they do something funny or cute, perhaps eat sand or go down the slide? You capture the joyous moment on your phone and just like this moment brightened up your day, you want to share the moment with all your friends and family on Facebook because it’s too adorable to not share! But, you’re not quite sure how to do so.
As we age, our social circles can often dwindle down for various reasons, but luckily there are more ways than ever to stay connected with friends and make new ones, primarily thanks to the internet. Whether you’d like to meet a new love interest or connect with old friends you’ve lost touch with, stepping outside of your comfort zone online can mean real connections with others like you.
We attend events in our community, family gatherings, summer movie events, pie eating contests- let’s face it, there are so many events every day, how do you find the right one? How do you discover an event near you? Whether you want to attend a concert, participate with your dog in a doggie dash or find a local farmers’ market, the Explore tab is your best friend on Facebook. So, how do you find these events on Facebook?
Although many of us daydream about the luxury of not reporting to a job once make it to retirement, research has shown, time and time again, how important it is for all of us to stay involved within communities and continue to contribute something to our fellow brethren. Staying active as a volunteer or even attaining a new job of some sort (part-time, occasional, or a new, inspiring career) can help to keep our brains sharp and give us a reason to get up and brush our hair in the morning!
We listen to music in the car, while we do our exercises – we love music to dance to and to sing to; so why not listen to the music we want to hear when we want to hear it? The way we listen to music has changed significantly throughout the last fifty years, we’ve transitioned from the turntable to boom box, the Walk-Man, CD player, Disc-man, iPod and now to our mobile devices and computers. As technology changes we must adapt, otherwise we miss out on what technology has to offer.
Travel is a significant part of our lives and retirement means the opportunity to go on more adventures is inevitable. Traveling can be stressful, and with more than 20 million people in the U.S. making these trips with hearing loss, travel can be especially challenging. Vacation should feel like a vacation, which is why we have put together this helpful list of tips for traveling with hearing aids.
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