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7 Great Mobile Apps That Help Keep Older Adults Safe

7 Great Mobile Apps That Help Keep Older Adults Safe

Advances in technology are one of the best things to happen in the 21st century, as it allows us to connect and keep in touch with our loved ones. In addition, it makes it possible to help take care of family members even if you are not close to them. The key is to find the right mobile application that will help you take care of the older adults in your life.

So, if you have elderly members in your family, you are in the right place. Here are the top apps you can download to help improve their lives and safety.

10 Easy Tips To Protect Yourself Online

10 Easy Tips To Protect Yourself Online

Personal security risks rise as the population using the internet grows. Cyberthreats have grown so common that the US federal government has set up a research and development agency to come up with a strategy for developing technology and establishing rules to reduce the hazards in cyberspace. Sadly, older adults are a popular target for online scams as a result of generally having higher net worths and less familiarity with modern technology. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take today to reduce the risk of encountering threats to your online security.

6 Tips To Go Paperless Today!

6 Tips To Go Paperless Today!

Do you have piles of paper cluttering your home? Bills, mail, magazines, statements, and more can easily accumulate, creating disorganization and stress. Going paperless can improve convenience, save time, and reduce clutter, among other benefits. However, old habits die hard, and it can be a new experience to find ways to reduce reliance on paper. However, you'll be glad you did! Below, we've outlined tips to help you go paperless!

The Best Senior Influencers to Follow on Social Media

The Best Senior Influencers to Follow on Social Media

As social media continues to grow as media technologies improve, influencer culture is growing too. An influencer is someone who obtains a large following on their social media platforms by connecting with their audience. Influencers frequently use their following to promote themselves or sponsor brands. Although the vast majority of influencers are young, senior social media stars are rising. Unlike many of their generation, senior influencers “get” social media and use it to promote their personal brands.

How to Help a Loved One Adapt to New Tech

How to Help a Loved One Adapt to New Tech

As we age, it becomes harder and harder to keep up with the changes that are occurring in technology. As society continues to move toward more digital storage and access, it is even more challenging to keep pace. Helping your loved ones adapt to the new digital landscape will take patience, attention, and different types of resources. Follow the tips below to help teach your loved ones to keep up with changing technology.

How to Make the Most of Your Senior Living Community Tour

How to Make the Most of Your Senior Living Community Tour

Choosing to move to an assisted living, skilled nursing, or memory care setting is one of the most significant decisions of a lifetime. Therefore, it makes sense to carefully consider all the options. One of the most effective tools in evaluating alternatives is the facility tour.

Before the Tour

Prior to scheduling tours, make a list of the 3-5 top choices. This can be done by looking over websites, reading online reviews, and asking questions over the phone. Make this part of the process more efficient using a checklist. See our blog, How to Choose? The Ultimate Assisted Living Facility Checklist for more information. This checklist can be applied to assisted living settings and to skilled nursing and memory care options.

A Social Media Inspiration: A Conversation with Linda Malys Yore

A Social Media Inspiration: A Conversation with Linda Malys Yore

 

Linda Malys Yore is an influencer with a blog called “Linda On The Run”, where she writes and inspires others about travel, fitness, vegan cooking, and health. After starting her blog in 2018, she began using Instagram and Facebook as additional platforms to share her stories. Today, Linda has 73,000 followers on Instagram. Experience Beyond Measure correspondent Mike Lawson recently interviewed Linda about her transition from retirement to an influencer.

Finding Community on TikTok: A Conversation with Old Man Steve

Finding Community on TikTok: A Conversation with Old Man Steve


After retirement, many seniors look for purpose in life outside of work, whether that be spending time with family and friends, finding part-time employment, volunteering, developing new skills or hobbies, and more. For 82-year-old Steve Austin (otherwise known as Old Man Steve), he began making TikTok videos in his apartment in a senior living complex. After a few months of posting TikTok videos, he quickly gained popularity among young users and now has 1.7 million followers. Experience Beyond Measure correspondent Mike Lawson recently interviewed Steve to learn how he became TikTok famous and how this experience has impacted his life.

Even More New Skills You Can Learn From Home in Retirement: Part 3

Even More New Skills You Can Learn From Home in Retirement: Part 3

Retiring can be a time of change. It can also be a time to take advantage of your skills and try new things. Retirement is a great time to learn new skills, and there are plenty of them out there that can help you stay busy in retirement. As the world keeps changing and technology advances, it is easier than ever to teach yourself new things, right from the comfort of your living room or kitchen. Retirees can take advantage of their time and find a new encore career path or a new hobby to pass the time. Let's take a look at some new skills you can learn from home while in retirement.

5 More Skills to Learn From Home!

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 save more, spend less, avoid financial despair and enjoy retirement.

Get Your Finances on Track with These Apps and Online Tools