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New Research Finds Critical Vitamin K Deficiencies in Older Adults

Vitamins play a crucial role in our overall health, regardless of age. New research from Tufts University has found that many older Americans do not get enough Vitamin K, which could lead to unhealthy outcomes, like malnutrition. Seniors suffering from malnutrition may have a weakened immune system, muscle weakness, or decreased bone mass.

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10 Great Ways for Seniors to Save Money

Documenting expenses through a budget reveals where you spend your money each month. A 2020 survey of 1,500 American adults showed that 65% of those surveyed did not know how much money they spent in the last month. The survey also found people wished they spent less money in the prior month.

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How are seniors spending their money?

Saving money for retirement is a common necessity, but how are senior citizens spending their money? It is a misconception that after retirement, a person’s spending decreases. In fact, 33% of all households containing retirees increase their spending habits about six years after retiring.1 Read more for an overview of where and how seniors spend their money; tips for budgeting; and how a medical alert system can fit into your financial picture.

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Are You Ready for Personal Medical Alert Systems?

If you’re just entering your senior years, you’re probably feeling good. Able-bodied older adults can work, adventure, and travel without needing to think too much about health concerns. But, if you’re seeing slightly older friends get medical alert devices, you start to think about how these devices can fit into your life.

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What Does the Cost of Medical Alert Systems Say About their Quality?

The cost of medical alert systems can be confusing – especially for those just beginning their research. Some systems cost over $100 per month, while others have only a flat fee of around $100. What do these prices say about the devices?

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Announcing the 2020 Winner of the Student for Seniors Scholarship

We are excited to announce the winner of Alert1's 2020 Student for Seniors Scholarship!

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Finding an Electronic Medical Alert Bracelet for Your Lifestyle

Electronic medical alert bracelets are a very popular option among alert system users. Perfect for those who don’t like the classic pendant, they inject some style and comfort into these essential devices. If you’re on the hunt for an alternative wearing option for your device, this might be what you’ve been looking for.

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Signs That You Need to Get Your Eyes Checked

Vision changes become more common as people age. However, individuals over 60 years old should be aware of the warning signs associated with age-related eye problems.

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How to Overcome Loneliness While Socially Isolated

Senior isolation is a public health risk to elderly people across the United States. This experience significantly increases the risk of premature death, dementia, and depression, and it can lead to social withdrawal and unhappiness.

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The Mental and Physical Benefits of Fishing

We know that 2020 has been a difficult year for most people. With fewer opportunities for socializing and self-care, many seniors are struggling to maintain mental and physical health.

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