Summer is a great chance to spend some time soaking up vitamin D from the sun. Warmer weather also means a chance to get moving outside, whether you’re going for a quick jaunt around the block, or renting a boat for the weekend. Staying active can help you maintain a healthy weight, improve your mental health, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and maybe even help you live longer. But seniors also face a higher risk of heatstroke and other heat-related illnesses, so it’s important to balance healthy activity with staying cool. These senior living activities help you do both.
A few generations ago, seniors contemplating retirement had frustratingly few options. They could live at home, move in with their kids, or roll the dice and move into a nursing home, uncertain about the type of care they would receive. Today’s seniors have already changed society a lot. From protesting injustices to demanding greater equality for all groups, they’ve now turned their attention to revolutionizing the aging process. They want better senior living solutions, and increasingly, they’re getting them. Seniors retiring in Georgia now have a number of great options for senior living.
Retirement is a chance to do all the things you’ve had on your bucket list for years. Forget about commuting to work every day, and spend your time sipping coffee over a favorite book, followed by some yoga in the garden you grew yourself. If your retirement dreams include warmer weather, you’re not alone. Retirees are flocking south, and for good reason. The South is a thriving region, full of friendly people, excellent facilities, and plenty to do. Here are the top five benefits of moving to the south for retirement.
Today’s seniors are not content to spend their golden years quietly watching TV or knitting in a rocker. They want retirements filled with purpose, adventure, and rich relationships. Both independent living communities and continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) offer an alternative to living alone. So which one is right for you? Here’s what you need to know as you weigh your options.
The tax filing deadline for 2019—April 15—may have already passed, but the tax drama is just beginning for some families. If your loved one is struggling to keep up with paperwork and finances, they may have forgotten to file their taxes. It’s easy to panic. After all, the IRS is scary. The good news is that this is a common problem, and if you act quickly, you can rectify the situation. Here’s what you need to know when filing a tax return for seniors.
Senior living can be life-changing. In an era when web advertising brands everything from toothpaste to stationery as “life-altering,” that might seem like hyperbole. It’s not. Seniors lead better, healthier, happier lives in senior living communities. So although caregivers may worry that moving a loved one to senior living means downgrading their quality of life, the truth is that assisted living can offer care and hope that even the best home-based caregivers cannot match. Here’s how assisted living can help your loved one live a better life.
The majority of seniors say they want to age in place, living in their homes as long as possible. For some, the prospect of moving to senior living is downright frightening, calling to mind fears of being “put away” in a nursing home or abandoned to a community of “old people” who do nothing all day.
Caregiver Training Universityassists senior caregivers to become certified as professional caregivers by learning the skills for caregiving outlined by their state's requirements for licensed senior care services.