While we cannot reverse the aging process, it is possible to make a few changes to your daily routine in order to ensure that you live healthier and longer lives. Here are some healthy ways that you can get into that can help you to live the longest, healthiest life possible. Continue reading
As we age, our bodies change. Seniors eat differently and require a different level of nutrition than they did as younger adults. Let’s take a look at some of the common myths about senior eating and nutrition. Continue reading
5 Reasons Why Seniors Should Socialize
As humans, we all have a natural need to feel and be connected to each other. We have an entire field of people—sociologists—who study societies, human relationships, and social behavior. Socialization is an extremely important part of life for every age group, especially seniors. As we grow older, our peer groups shrink in size because of life changes, like moves and deaths, and it becomes even more important for us to stay connected with people who share the same interests as us and who are in the same life stages as we are. Here are some reasons why seniors should socialize. Continue reading
What will happen to my money and possessions if I die without a will?
If you die without a will, what happens to your assets will be determined by the state in which you reside. Every state has intestacy laws in place that parcel out property and assets to a deceased person’s closest relatives when there’s no will or trust. Keep in mind these laws vary from state to state. A good resource to help you find out how your state works is About.com’s Wills and Estate Planning site, which provides a state-by-state breakdown of how your estate would be distributed if you die without a will. See StateIntestacyLaws.com for a direct link to this page. In the meantime, here is a general (not state specific) breakdown of what can happen to a person’s assets, depending on whom they leave behind. Continue reading
Thinking about Mom or Dad taking a fall is a scary thought indeed—every year more than 2 million older adults are taken to the ER to be treated for fall related injuries. However, while approximately 1/3 of all Americans over the age of 65 will suffer a fall at some point in their life falling is certainly not an unavoidable part of getting older. You can help elderly parents reduce their risk of suffering a potentially dangerous accident by being aware of the top fall risks for seniors. Continue reading