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Senior Finance: Setting Boundaries When Lending Money

As a senior, it can be very tempting to lend money to your family and friends when they need it. You want to see them happy and know that they have the things they need. However, you have important wants and needs to consider as well— including making sure your finances will last throughout the coming years and ensuring you will have enough money to cover your bills in case you experience a medical issue or require caregiving in the future. Many seniors have a limited income after retiring. Therefore, they need to be careful with the amount of money they spend as well as lend out to their family, friends, and neighbors. To protect your financial security, use these tips to create a plan for lending money and setting boundaries so that you can protect yourself from future financial difficulties.

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Is It Time to Start Wearing a Medical Alert System?

It may be a difficult thing to admit that you or someone you love is at a point in life where you are slowing down and may need a bit of assistance. American culture exhorts us to live independently and pursue activities of our own choosing. It is also important to note that there are times in our lives when all of us need a hand up to help us in our time of need, and this should not be considered “weakness.” It could be the loss of a job, an illness or accident, or the loss of a friend or family member. These things can occur at any point in a person’s life, but aging can make many things that younger people take for granted much more difficult, such as stamina, physical strength, energy, balance, hearing, and vision (just to name a few).

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How Can I Retain Independence with Vision Loss?

Vision plays a critical role in daily life. It’s involved in walking, writing, reading, working, making food, and washing yourself. If you experience vision loss, it becomes more difficult to perform these activities successfully. You will need to find ways to compensate for your difficulty seeing so that you can continue to live independently as you age in place. While you learn to be independent with vision impairment, consider using medical alert technology for seniors. With these gadgets for seniors, you can instantly alert a certified emergency response agent whenever and wherever you have a problem. Whether you fall, need medical assistance, or require the fire department or police, you can press your button for immediate help.

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12 Super Senior Traveling Tips for the Holidays

AAA predicts that 53.4 million people will travel this Thanksgiving holiday. This is up 13% from 2020. (1) If you are a senior who will be traveling this season, it is important to take precautions to ensure your comfort and safety. You want to be in good shape when you arrive so that you can enjoy the hugs, greetings, and smiles on your family and friend’s faces when they see you. It’s best to plan ahead with some super travel strategies, including how to pack, get travelers insurance, look for senior discounts, and use personal security systems for the elderly. With careful planning and the right tools, you are sure to have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

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Gobble Up Our Thanksgiving Action Plan for Senior Hosts

Are you a senior hosting Turkey Day’s main event? Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It’s a day to eat some good food, watch a parade, catch a football game, and make some great memories. Last year, 292 million Americans gathered to enjoy this yearly feast. For 2021, you can expect to see more than 700,000 turkey lovers joining this number, according to Finder.com. (1) While entertaining company can be stimulating and good for seniors, it can also be tiring. With this in mind, you may want to consider looking for ways to simplify your Thanksgiving holiday. Doing so can help you save energy and give you more time to spend with your family.

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Scary Side Effects of Medications and How to Manage Them

As you age, you may find yourself with a multitude of medications for different conditions and ailments. Many of these medications can cause side effects that can impair your ability to perform daily tasks successfully and can even pose as a hazard to your safety. It is important to pay attention to the side effects of the medications that you are taking and try to find ways to manage them. This way, you can improve your wellness, safety, and independence.

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Super Easy and Nutritious Recipes for Seniors

As you age-in-place, meals that are simple to make become essential for saving time and energy. While you could simply pop a T.V. dinner in the oven or microwave, you also need to be concerned about getting vital nutrients so that your mind and body can function properly. These healthy recipes for the elderly are easy to make and have the nutrients your body requires; you can improve your senior health and wellness and help yourself avoid illnesses.

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The Perfect Tool to Complement Your Fitness Routine: Alert1’s Medical Alert Watch

Alert1’s medical alert wrist watch can be a useful tool for any senior to have. It offers a variety of benefits that can assist the elderly on a daily basis. If you want an emergency response solution with bonus features, then you should consider this senior life-saving alert system. The Alert1 mobile medical alert watch is the perfect tool for seniors looking to stay safe while meeting their fitness goals. If you experience a fall or medical emergency while exercising, you will have a quick and convenient way to contact a certified emergency response agent for help. You can talk to them through the built-in 2-way speaker and ask them to call either your loved one or a medical professional for help. The agent will also stay on the line with you until help arrives.

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Senior Health Alert: 10 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

A strong immune system is essential for fighting off the germs and viruses that make you sick. Your immune system will naturally weaken as you get older. Therefore, looking for ways to boost your immune system becomes even more important as you age. When you have a weakened immune system, the flu becomes more dangerous. Your immune system cannot fight off viruses as well as it once did, and you are left more vulnerable.

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What to Do If an Elderly Loved-One Falls

As a family caregiver, you want your loved one to be safe, healthy, and happy. When your senior loved one falls, it can be an unnerving experience, especially for the first time. According to the National Council on Aging, “One-fourth of Americans aged 65+ falls each year.” (1) If you have never dealt with someone falling before, you may be unsure about how to help them. If your loved one has an Alert1 wireless fall alert system, you can simply press the button on their device to get help and guidance. The button will allow you to communicate with a certified emergency response agent. They can help you assess the situation and guide you in helping your loved one. If your loved one does not have an Alert1 emergency alert device for seniors, the steps below can help guide you.

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