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10 Great Strategies To Overcome Empty Nest Syndrome

10 Great Strategies To Overcome Empty Nest Syndrome

One of the biggest challenges of family life can be when it is time for your young ones to leave the nest. The teenage and maybe early college years have stormed through and brought achievements and growth to your kids, and now... they're grown up and doing their own thing. The house feels different now - the rhythm of your life has changed. Empty nest syndrome has come. How can we cope with this major life change?

How to Manage Your Empty Nest Syndrome

How (and Why) To Pick Out Age-Friendly Sunglasses

How (and Why) To Pick Out Age-Friendly Sunglasses

As we age, many of us face a variety of common eye problems. It is a normal part of aging, but there are simple steps we can take to reduce these problems. Sunglasses don't just help you look fashionable and provide temporary relief from the sun. They can also protect your eyes from glare, sensitivity, cataracts, and much more, preventing long-term damage.

Therefore, it is important to be selective when shopping for your next set of shades. Here is an informative guide on what you need to look for when shopping for your sunglasses and the benefits of wearing them!

Benefits Of Wearing Sunglasses For Older Adults

Three are so many great reasons to wear sunglasses, regardless of your age. To get started, here are five reasons you should put your shades on next time you go outside!

How To Manage the Frustrations of Aging

How To Manage the Frustrations of Aging

Aging is an inherently frustrating process. Changes in our physical appearances and abilities can be psychologically complicated to process. Between hearing changes and the fast-changing culture, it can be hard to communicate with people. Gracefully as we may age, our knees, feet, and joints might get stiff or achy. These things can be intensely frustrating.

However, we don't want to spend our retirement years in frustration. We've endured enough of that in the workplace. No, we want to spend our retirement enjoying ourselves. It is, therefore, crucial to find ways of coping with frustration to keep your retirement smooth. Here are ten tips to help you manage your frustrations as you age.

10 Tips to Deal with the Frustrations of Aging

Top 10 Budgeting and Finance Apps for Seniors

Top 10 Budgeting and Finance Apps for Seniors

As seniors enter retirement or financial situations change, there are resources available to help manage budgets, track spending, and plan for expenses. According to the Survey of Consumer Finances, 60% of people aged 65 or older have some debt, including medical, credit card, and housing debt. With senior debt rising and technology growing, it is advantageous to use online budgeting tools and apps to avoid, save more, spend less, financial despair and enjoy retirement.

Get Your Finances on Track with These Apps and Online Tools

5 Rules of Fitness for Your Golden Years

5 Rules of Fitness for Your Golden Years

Old age tends to slow us down. We believe that our mental and physical abilities are not as strong as they were in the years of our youth. While we may not feel as energetic as before, we should acknowledge the advantages of our golden years. We finally have the time to concentrate on our health, the wisdom to make better choices, and the freedom to welcome change. Do not let your senior years go to waste. Unhealthy eating habits, an inactive lifestyle, and weight gain will only expose you to a greater risk of developing chronic illnesses at this stage. Instead, make the most of this special time!

It is essential to stay fit and look your best during these golden years, so they become the best years of your life. You never know where life may take you or what will come your way. Prioritizing your health is the key to be prepared for everything. Staying fit at this point in life will inspire your younger family members to embrace healthy living as well. The fitter you are, the less prone you become to conventional health problems and personal injuries associated with old age.

Abide by these five golden rules to prove that age does not get in the way of becoming the best version of yourself!

5 Golden Rules to Stay Fit in Your Golden Years

5 Ways Older Adults Can Improve Safety With Voice Devices

5 Ways Older Adults Can Improve Safety With Voice Devices

There are so many ways for seniors to enjoy the convenience and security of voice devices. It’s important to stay on top of the latest features and changes to the setup to make the best use of these devices. Whether you’re a senior living independently at home or enjoying the comforts of a retirement community, just about everyone will find some helpful tips here for making the most of the Amazon Alexa service. If you’re a caretaker or family member supporting a parent or grandparent, you’ll find some of these features very useful in helping your family member stay safe.

Use Voice Technology to Improve Safety with These Tips

Is Now the Right Time To Buy Retirement Housing?

Is Now the Right Time To Buy Retirement Housing?

Once children have grown up and left the family home, many active older adults consider moving to a new home. Motivations might be driven any one or a combination of goals:

No matter the reason, the first decision is whether to rent or buy. I'll cover the rent versus buy decision in a future installment, so for this blog, assume the "buy" button has been pushed.

8 Tips to Safely Age-Proof Your Kitchen

8 Tips to Safely Age-Proof Your Kitchen

As we age, many daily tasks become more difficult. What used to be easy movements can cause injuries. The kitchen is one of the most frequently used rooms, so it is important to make the necessary changes to keep it a safe place for all. Several things can be done to make the kitchen safer, easier to use, and more efficient. This can help keep you or your loved ones safely at home while minimizing risks around the house.

How to Make Your Kitchen a Safe Space for Older Adults

Do You Suffer From Seasonal Allergies? 6 Tips

Do You Suffer From Seasonal Allergies? 6 Tips

Once a year, plant pollen floats through the air, and seasonal allergies make their attack on humanity. With watery eyes, scratchy throats, and runny noses, allergies can be miserable! Some people grow out of their seasonal allergies when they reach adulthood, but others experience worsening symptoms as they age. Before we get into solutions, let's dive into the cause. 

What causes seasonal allergies?

The common symptoms of seasonal allergies include dry eyes, sore throat, runny nose, and headache, among others. When allergens and irritants enter our nasal passages, our bodies' immune systems try to eliminate the potential threat by releasing histamines. These histamines cause common seasonal allergy symptoms like sore throat, blocked nose, watery eyes, and excessive mucus.

How to Deal with Seasonal Allergies

While allergy pills may alleviate allergy symptoms, they're not the answer to everything. Antihistamines often cause severe drowsiness and other various side effects, which make them dangerous to take regularly. Luckily, there are other ways that older adults can deal with seasonal allergies without taking medication.

10 Ideas to Make the Most Of Your Retirement

10 Ideas to Make the Most Of Your Retirement

The days of retirement are the golden years of your life. You finally have the time and freedom to do anything you want. Remember that age is just a number, and you're only as old as you feel. You may have loved your job, and the change of routine can seem difficult at first. You might feel lost and bored right after retirement, but that state of mind shouldn't last once you realize all the possibilities. This is your time to relax and truly enjoy life to the fullest.

Live Your Best Retirement Life with These 10 Ideas