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4 Tax Preparation Tips For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 13, 2018 5:30:00 PM

The new year is well under way and so is tax season. Although this time can seem stressful for seniors, it is possible to successfully navigate tax preparation and filing. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Easy Tips To Help Seniors Reconnect With Loved Ones Through Social Media

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 20, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Whether Valentine's Day is bringing back memories or you were already thinking about a loved one from the past, social media is a free and easy way to reconnect with them. And many seniors are finding success with it. Here are a few tips to help you do the same.

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Is It Age-Related Forgetfulness or Could It Be Dementia?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 6, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Forgetfulness happens to people of all ages. Unfortunately, though, it is usually more common among seniors. But not all memory loss can be attributed to the aging process. Sometimes it can be a sign of dementia, so it is important to know the difference. Here are a few facts about each.

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3 Tax Tips For Senior Citizens

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 23, 2018 5:30:00 PM

The tax code changes every year. It's something that no one can help, but it does make tax season that much more stressful and aggravating. This is especially true if you're a senior. Thankfully, the right advice can put you on your way toward having a stress-free April, for once!

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One of the Most Important Family Jobs: Coordinating and Organizing Senior Care

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Making a decision for senior care is never easy. It takes its toll emotionally. Many people may wonder how to coordinate senior care for their beloved family member. There are some important tips to keep in mind when this time arrives.

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5 Senior Safe Kitchen Appliances and Gadgets

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 12, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Cooking in the kitchen is not without peril, especially for older adults. It sometimes seems like there is a danger at every turn with heated surfaces, knives, and upscale electrical appliances that require some skill to operate.

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Can Sleep Apnea Lead to Alzheimer's? A New Study Makes The Connection.

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Among the illnesses faced by seniors in the U.S., Alzheimer's disease and sleep apnea are quite common. In fact, a recent study suggests that there might be a connection between the two. Here are a few facts about each condition, and their possible link.

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Senior Safety This Shopping Season: Black Friday VS. Cyber Monday

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Black Friday and Cyber Monday, although not official holidays, have become a big part of the season. This year, they fall on November 24 and 27, respectively. But what is happening on those dates? Also, why do seniors in particular need to think about safety before they decide to participate? Let us take a look at each event.

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Benefits Of Multi-Generational Housing For Seniors And Their Families

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM

A multi-generational household has been defined by Pew Research as one that "includes two or more adult generations, or one that includes grandparents and grandchildren". Also according to Pew, 19% of the US population make up these types of households. But why are they becoming more common, what are the benefits? Much will depend on the makeup of the family, but here are a few of the advantages that have come to many seniors and their families.

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Top 5 Large Cities for Aging Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 10, 2017 5:30:00 PM

The Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging has made it their mission to better lives and strengthen societies with their focus on improving the way our seniors age. They use over 80 measures of meaningful living criteria in nine areas (general livability, healthcare, wellness, financial security, education, transportation and convenience, employment, living arrangements, and community engagements) to compile a list of Best Cities for Successful Aging. Here are the top five large cities as noted by the Milken Institute, and what makes them especially well suited to our senior population. 

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