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13 Things a SuperSenior Would Have In His/Her Toolkit

Updated 7/18/17 4:00 pm | Now that you're enjoying your golden years, you're ready to have some fun. But life can be stressful with no organization. How do you balance your health and social life while staying active? By becoming a SuperSenior and starting a SuperSenior toolkit!  

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13 Things to Keep in Your Toolkit

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1. A Clear Calendar/Date Planner. From doctor's appointments to birthday parties to anniversaries, there is a lot for busy SuperSeniors to keep track of, and a planner is essential for managing it all.

2. A Valid Passport. For the jet-setting SuperSenior, having up-to-date identification means the difference between a vacation in Newfoundland and two weeks stuck in New Jersey. Before you travel, make sure your passport and other IDs are still valid- it'll save you from a major headache at the gate. 

3. A Cell Phone You Actually Use. Staying in touch is important to SuperSeniors, but it can be hard with the wrong phone. From “smart” to simple, there are many phone models available with any service provider. To make it easier for you, we reviewed the best in senior cell phones.

4. An Enjoyable Exercise Regimen. Working out doesn’t have to be miserable. Do you hate the treadmill? Try taking a scenic walk, or doing yoga. Low-impact activity like swimming, water aerobics, or yoga, are a great way for SuperSeniors to stay strong.

 5. Discount Cards. SuperSeniors are eligible for discount cards and codes that will save them big bucks on anything from medications to boating equipment to gym memberships. But don’t end up with a bunch of cards you will never use. Only sign up for cards for places you go more than twice a month.

6. Medical Alert Jewelry (Or Wallet Card). It’s a good idea to list any medical conditions, medication doses, and emergency contact information on a card in your wallet. Wear a medical ID bracelet to let EMT know how to help you in an emergency. Don’t forget to bling up your medical alarm help button with a chic and stylish jewelry lanyard! 


 

7. A Great Doctor. Not all doctors are created equal, and it's important for a SuperSenior to like and trust the medical professionals they go to. Doctors are essential in the quest to staying healthy. A great doctor will take the time to answer your questions and help you get the care you need.

8. A Packed Schedule. Seeking out new activities is key to beating boredom. Forging friendships and connecting to the community are two ways to kick boredom to the curb! SuperSeniors are joining cycling clubs, meditation circles, attending movie nights, and more. Never a dull moment!

9. A Sense of Humor. Whether they're reading a funny book or cracking wise with a group of friends, SuperSeniors know that having a good time can make big difference. They’re too busy having the time of their life to be stressed. Life is to be enjoyed, after all.

10. A Tablet Computer. For a SuperSenior, a tablet computer is like a digital Swiss Army knife. It's an e-reader, email system, web browser, photo album, camera, day planner, television, and more. Tablets make magnification easy, and feature touch-screen displays. Plus, they’re just fun. 

11. An Arsenal Of Helpful Gadgets. The savvy SuperSenior is all about “assistables:” high-tech magnifiers, robotic vacuums, heating blankets. “Reachers” and “grabbers” help get things off of high shelves. Nothing will keep you from the cookie jar now!

12. Fun Subscriptions. Subscription services are a great way for SuperSeniors to get their favorite things brought right to them. With delivery services like Amazon Prime, you won’t even need to step out of the house to go to the grocery store. From cupcakes to e-books, there’s a subscription service for it!

13. A Great Support System. One of the most important aspects of the SuperSenior toolkit is a network of reliable and caring loved ones. Whether they are on hand during a difficult time or joining in celebration, a SuperSenior’s nearest and dearest are there when it counts - and vice versa.

Bonus: Get a Medical Alert!

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While you're already set with 13 things to keep in your toolkit, give yourself a bonus. An Alert1 mobile medical alert system will travel with you wherever you go, keeping you safe while you're having fun.