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Discussing ideas to make the transition through retirement a good one for our parents now and ourselves later

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Four tips when downsizing your home

Collaborative Post Downsizing your home will come at a time where your children may have flown the nest, or you’re nearing retirement and want to sell up any assets you have in the form of investments and property. When it comes to your home, you’ll often find yourself needing less space for just yourself or […]

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The best brain games for seniors

Keeping those little grey cells active is more important than ever as people age. Intellectual engagement, such as playing brain games, has been shown to improve cognitive function (mental ability) in seniors. Not only can this prevent the onset of or the worsening of dementia, but it can benefit seniors’ health by helping individuals function […]

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How to talk to older people about their driving

Collaborative Post Talking to an older person about his or her driving can be difficult. You might think it’s time they stopped driving for safety reasons or would like them to at least have some refresher lessons or tests to ensure they’re fit to drive. If you’re concerned about the driving of an older close […]

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Keeping the family connected with computer games

With seasonal festivities on the horizon, it’s time to plan for family get togethers – whether they’re real or virtual. If being in the same home isn’t going to be possible, then how can we connect our older family members with our own household, and particularly the grandchildren? Here are a few free, easy and […]

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What should you consider when your elderly relative is moving in?

Collaborative Post Moving home is considered one of the most stressful things in any adult’s life. It is no wonder then that an elderly relative moving into your home can also be a challenging time for both them and you. There are a lot of adjustments that may need to be made to ensure your […]

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Virtual tours and experiences for seniors

The world is a strange place right now and 2020 has shown us the important role that technology plays in being able to stay connected during these difficult times. In particular, using virtual experiences to stay close to loved ones and being able to continue enjoying the world even when you can’t go much further […]

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Christmas gifts for seniors 2020

Finding a gift that will be appreciated by our older family and friends can be tricky. In our annual round up of present ideas we try hard to find ideas that are original, fun or luxurious. What’s behind this year’s list? This year is going to be particularly interesting if we’re not going to be […]

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Helping Your Elderly Relatives to Manage Their Home Appliances

Collaborative Post When a home appliance breaks down, it can create numerous problems – particularly for older people who might be on a very fixed budget. If the appliance is one that they depend upon every day, they might feel compelled to purchase a replacement even if they can’t afford to. However, there are a […]

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