Becoming a grandparent is an exciting time in life. It is rewarding and fulfilling to watch your grandchildren grow and develop. However, it's not uncommon for families to live hundreds or even thousands of miles from each other. For many grandparents, the distance between them and their grandchildren can be a significant barrier to forming a close relationship. While technology has made it easier to stay connected across long distances, it can still be challenging for grandparents to maintain a strong relationship with their grandchildren. However, with effort and creativity, it's possible to build a meaningful and lasting relationship with your long-distance grandchild. In this blog post, we will explore some common challenges of long-distance grandparenting and offer strategies for overcoming them.
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Staying Connected: 20 Tips for Keeping in Touch With Old Friends
Connecting with old friends can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Still, it's not always easy to know where to start. Whether you've lost touch due to distance, a busy lifestyle, or simply growing apart over time, there are many ways to rekindle old friendships and strengthen the bond you once shared. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the best ways to connect with old friends, from reaching out with a simple message to planning a special outing or trip. These tips can help you rebuild your relationships with old friends and create new memories that last a lifetime. So if you're ready to reconnect with someone from your past, keep reading for practical advice and inspiration.
16 Things You’re Doing the Old-fashioned Way That You Could Do Online
In today's fast-paced world, technology has made it possible to do many things online that were once only possible in person. From banking to shopping to learning and entertainment, the internet offers many opportunities to make our lives easier and more efficient. In this blog post, we will explore 16 different things that you can start doing online that you might be doing the "old-fashioned" way.
So whether you're looking for ways to improve your financial situation, stay in touch with friends and family, or learn new skills, this blog post will provide valuable information and resources to help you achieve your goals.
8 Signs It Is Time To Try Hearing Aids
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), hearing loss is a reduction or absence of sound sensitivity resulting from damage to the inner ear caused by illness, injury, old age, genetics, or other reasons. Hearing loss is categorized into several types depending on the extent and presence of symptoms. Some common forms include sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and conductive hearing loss (CHL).
Approximately 430 million people require rehabilitation for ‘disabling’ hearing loss. This number is expected to nearly double to 700 million by 2050. Most older individuals will experience some hearing impairment during their lifetime. Although they can often adapt to these losses, a lack of awareness can cause serious issues.
Let's look at eight signs alerting you that it might be time to seek hearing aid services.
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
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!
Are you tired of constantly searching through stacks of papers for important documents or feeling overwhelmed by the clutter in your home? If so, you're not alone. With the prevalence of bills, mail, magazines, and statements, it's easy for paper to accumulate quickly, creating chaos and stress in your daily life. Fortunately, there's a solution: going paperless. Not only can this save you time and improve convenience, but it can also reduce clutter and help you lead a more sustainable lifestyle.
However, for those accustomed to traditional methods of organization, making the switch can be daunting. But don't worry, we're here to help. In the following article, we've compiled a list of useful tips to assist you in your quest to go paperless. So, whether you're just starting out on your journey to reduce paper usage or looking to enhance your current paperless approach, these tips are sure to help you achieve your goals and lead a more sustainable, organized, and stress-free life.
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
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
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.