How to Make your Home more Energy Efficient

How to Make your Home more Energy-Efficient

Many seniors, when buying their homes, look for energy-efficient homes. This is certainly so where the nature-loving, socially conscientious Baby Boomers are concerned. For those boomers in retiring age, many homes come with all types of energy-efficient features. However, what if you were living in the same home and your house does not come with all the new energy-efficient features? Then, you look for alternative methods to go green and, not only minimize your household bills but also conserve the planet’s resources. There are a number of ways to make your home more energy-efficient. Below are a few easy methods you can consider when going green.

Affordable Senior Travel Destinations in the US

Affordable Senior Travel Destinations in the US

Summer is just around the corner. Before you know it, flowers will be blooming, the air will be warmer, and the clothes more loose and comfortable… all the signs of summer will be upon us. Some may prefer staying at home and enjoying the hot, summer days while others may wish to spend these days in other parts of the country. For many seniors, traveling is on the cards, especially if you have been saving up for this. However, there are many good deals that you can make use of that is affordable and senior-friendly. Below are 3 great budget holiday destinations, within the US, for seniors.

How to Ease Arthritis Pain, Naturally

Approximately one in five American adults is diagnosed with arthritis. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states arthritis is one of the main causes of disability in American seniors. The CDC further estimates the number of people suffering from arthritis will rise to 67 million by 2030. This ailment can cause extreme discomfort and pain. There are several different types of arthritis and the cause depends on what type you are affected with. This condition which affects the joints occurs due to wear and tear of cartilage, lack of synovial fluid that nourishes the joints and cartilage, or due to infection, autoimmunity and a combination of many factors. Arthritis affects you in different ways. The severity and length of pain depend on the type you are affected with. However, pain is the main factor. So, what do you do? How can you overcome arthritis pain? Arthritis medication can be extremely costly. Therefore, you should consider a few natural remedies that may help overcome the pain.

Travel Tips for Seniors who Love to Travel

Ensure a Good Holiday by Planning your Trip Carefully

Yes, it’s true… some of the best trips may have been those that you have done impromptu… especially in your youth, packing up a rucksack and hitchhiking with your friends. However, in most situations, the best of travel holidays come out of good planning. Traveling within the country or out of the country should be done with a significant amount of pre-planning. This is doubly important for seniors. Older people should be extremely careful when making travel plans. You cannot leave everything behind and decide to travel at whim. You need to ensure that medical conditions are managed and approved for travel by your doctor, take adequate amounts of medication to last the entire trip etc. accommodations are safe and booked in advance. Whether you plan to travel alone, with a buddy or spouse or travel in a group is another crucial element of the travel plan. Remember, how well you manage your travel plans is the deciding factor on how much fun you will have on your trip.

Should you Worry About Memory Loss?

It is not uncommon for you to forget where you put your spectacles or the car keys. Memory lapses are common occurrences associated with the aging process. You may experience frustration, lack of self-worth and independence when such memory lapses start disrupting your daily life. This problem is called Age Associated Memory Impairment and attacks short-term memory loss rather than long-term memory loss. Long-term memory loss can be a more scary thought as this can bring on thoughts of Alzheimer’s. So, how do you know what is normal memory loss and what is not?

Active Middle Aged Couple Dancing So Sweet While Smiling Each Other at the Living Room Inside their House

Dancing to Stay Healthy… and Young

Dancing has been around for generations, and it is certainly known for the fun and excitement that it generates. Today, dancing means much more than this; today, dancing also means looking young and staying healthy. Dancing has many health benefits and these health benefits can be something that is achieved through doing something you enjoy. Many baby boomers need no introductions to the health benefits of dancing. This could be why they sign on for ballroom dancing, the salsa, and jazz and of course, the dancing exercise, Zumba. For those who are not yet aware of the full benefits associated with shaking a leg to a beat, here are factors to push you to the dance floor!

Advantages of Senior Group Travel

Have you waited until your retirement years to consider seeing a bit of the world? Well, it’s never too late, so pack your bags and get set, ready, go! But wait, have you considered you will be traveling with? If you are considering traveling to another part of the country, or to a foreign land, you might consider doing so as part of a group. Although this may not seem like a good idea for some, there are considerable advantages to traveling in a group, especially as a senior. Some of our more reserved seniors might find group travel hard to consider, but here are some advantages that may change your decision.

Travel Insurance – Do You Need It? Do You Want It?

Dan Drennen, the Director of Sales and Marketing for www.TravelInsuranceCenter.com tells us that their customer care call center receives phone calls every day from people who have never purchased or even considered travel insurance. Many of them are calling because the value of travel insurance was recently heightened by an unfortunate event or travel story that involved a friend, a family member, a neighbor, or perhaps a national or international travel news story. They are now thinking that travel insurance just might be worth it. Stories such as out of pocket costs of $70,000 to medically evacuate a neighbor back home from Hungary after suffering a stroke while on vacation. Medical air ambulances are not cheap. A travel insurance plan to cover that expense (for a 65-year-old) starts at $24.00 and is even less expensive when insured under a group travel protection plan.