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11 Benefits of Drawing for the 55+ Population

11 Benefits of Drawing for the 55+ Population

Did you ever imagine that drawing could do wonders for your well-being?

Drawing is not just an activity enjoyed by children. Many older adults can benefit from activities like drawing and painting. Art therapy is a relaxing, fun experience for lots of older adults, while allowing them to enhance communication, cognitive, social, and motor skills. When older adults take part in such activities, they are utilizing both the right and left hemispheres of their brains by using both creativity and logic.

Read on to discover the twelve benefits of drawing or art therapy:

6 Reasons to Laugh More as We Age

6 Reasons to Laugh More as We Age

Do you know of a medicine that is available at zero cost and attainable almost all the time? You heard us right; it is called laughter!

Laughter contributes to a sense of well-being and encourages you to have an optimistic outlook in life. It leads to a more relaxed state of mind and helps you focus on the positive outcomes of a situation. Laughter allows you to connect to your loved ones and bring an excellent mood to yourself and the people around you. It is true when people say that your attitude affects your body, mind, and soul.

Laughing with your friends, or even on your own, not only has mental but many physical advantages as well. Doctors across the world have suggested that the best, and often, the easiest way of dealing with an issue is to crack a joke and laugh. There is much more depth to this claim, and we will learn more about it as we go on!

Benefits of Laughter!

Find Your Inspiration: A Guide to Getting Started with Pinterest

Find Your Inspiration: A Guide to Getting Started with Pinterest

In this series, we have reviewed the processes of creating and setting up Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok accounts. In this blog, you will learn how to create an account and set up a Pinterest profile. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has limited access to a busy social life, it has provided more time to get back into an old hobby or develop a new hobby to keep you busy. Pinterest is the perfect place to find inspiration and ideas for your next project. Follow along to create your account today:

     Step 1: Create an Account

Go to www.pinterest.com and click "Sign up" at the top right-hand corner of the page. Your screen will now look like this:

10 Must-Do Autumn Activities with Your Grandchildren

10 Must-Do Autumn Activities with Your Grandchildren

As fall arrives and students return to school, it might seem difficult to spend as much time with grandchildren. However, fall presents many fantastic opportunities to try new activities and make the most of your quality time together. Many of which can easily be done at home and safely socially distanced. If you could use some ideas, we've got you covered in this article. We will show you our top 10 best autumn activities to do with your grandchildren:

Tweet Away: Getting Started with Twitter

Tweet Away: Getting Started with Twitter

In this blog series, we have reviewed the processes of creating and setting up accounts for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and TikTok. In this blog, we will explain how to create an account and set up a Twitter profile. To learn more about the differences between the social media platforms, check out our recent blog, Social Media: What is it All About?. With Twitter being the most popular social media site for users over 55 years old, now is a great time to set up an account. 

Step 1: Create an Account

Go to www.twitter.com and click “Sign up for Twitter” at the bottom of the page. Your screen will now look like this:

Picture This: How to Get Started with Instagram

Picture This: How to Get Started with Instagram

In related blogs, we explained the differences in social media websites and reviewed the process of setting up accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and TikTok. In this blog, you will learn how to create an account and set up an Instagram profile. Although Instagram is owned by Facebook, there are slight differences in the sign-up process between them. One of the main differences between the two is that you can sign up with Instagram using your existing Facebook account. This can make it faster and easier to create a new account on Instagram than on Facebook.

     Step 1- Create an Account: Log in with Facebook

Go to www.instagram.com and click "Sign Up". Next, you will be prompted with this screen:

6 Ways to Learn a New Language in Retirement

6 Ways to Learn a New Language in Retirement

Are you considering learning a new language? Perhaps you've been trying and discovered how challenging it can be. As we discussed in a recent blog, 7 Reasons to Learn a New Language in Retirement, it can be incredibly beneficial for your physical, mental, and even emotional health. So, where should you start, and how can you actually achieve skills in understanding and speaking a foreign language? Read on for several tactics that are all proven to be very helpful in learning a new language:

Facebook: Where Do I Start?

Facebook: Where Do I Start?

In our recent blog (Social Media: What Is It All About?), we discussed the various functions and features of five of the top social media networks in 2021: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Pinterest. In this blog, we will explain how to get started with Facebook, create an account, and set up a profile.

Step 1- Create an Account

Go to www.facebook.com and click the green box that says, “Create New Account”. Next, you will be prompted with this screen:

5 More New Skills Older Adults Can Learn From Home: Part 2

5 More New Skills Older Adults Can Learn From Home: Part 2

The internet provides amazing access to education on practically any topic, to people of all ages. There is no such thing as being too old to learn new things, and modern technology makes it easier than ever, right from the comfort of your home! If you are retired, or even just looking for something new and exciting to learn, we have a few ideas that you can start right now. All of these skills help maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout retirement. After you've read this, click here to check out Part 1 of this series!

Cutting the Cord – Your Guide to Movie and TV Streaming

Cutting the Cord – Your Guide to Movie and TV Streaming

Are you a cable TV subscriber? If so, does your blood pressure rise when you pay the monthly bill? In a recent Consumer Reports survey, one in five respondents who subscribed to cable TV said they were extremely or very likely to cancel. Most said it was due to the high cost.

Many disgruntled cable subscribers consider "cutting the cord" and subscribing instead to internet-based video streaming services. Netflix pioneered streaming video, and now there is a multitude of options. However, making the jump from cable needs to be done thoughtfully to avoid technology headaches and unexpected costs.