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Spring Cleaning Tips to Prepare for the Warmer Season

Now that winter is over, it is time to open up the windows and let in fresh air, and begin the dire, yet necessary job of spring cleaning. Many cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that may do more harm than good for your home, as well as, the environment. For example, did you think about the number of paper towels you use when cleaning your home? Bet you didn’t. This practice does not help the environment, and in the long run, it does not help you either. So, how do you do your spring cleaning AND ensure a safer environment?

Ideal Hobbies for 55+Plus Seniors

When you retire, the world is open to you to do many things; things you never thought you would have the time for or the freedom to do. Now that you are retired, are you finding home life a tad boring and dull? If so, consider taking up a good hobby. Yes, it can be a brand new hobby. Something that you may not ever consider in the first place… something, unlike your normal self… So, why not give a shot at one of these hobby ideas?

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?

Using Your Pension Funds Wisely

As you approach retirement, your thoughts will automatically shift from saving your pension to how you will utilize it.  Retirement funds need to be utilized wisely as, unless you have a part-time job, this will be your main source of income for a long time.  This requires you to pay special attention to drawing up a spending plan.  This plan depends on your lifestyle.  How do we wish to live?  Lavishly or frugally?  The best way to utilize your pension is to live within your means without too much overspending and considering proper options.  This does not mean you should compromise on various aspects of good living.  Below are a few methods that can be considered in using your pension funds wisely, so that it lasts a long time.

What do Female Seniors look for in a Retirement Home?

What do Female Seniors look for in a Retirement Home?

Active adult communities are designed and built to suit the requirements of both male and female seniors. Most often, homes in these communities please both parties. However, there are times when women prefer different things in their homes than men. Women, no matter what age, tend to be quite choosy and adamant of what they want in their homes. Here are some key features that 55+ ladies would love to have in their senior homes.

Quit now if you are Still Stuck on the Stick

Quit now if you are Still Stuck on the Stick

According to the CDC, one in every five deaths in the United States is related to cigarette smoking. 443,000 deaths occur annually from first-hand or second-hand smoke inhalation. With all these statistics available, people are still smoking. The question is, “why can’t we just quit?”

Do you Know Why it’s Difficult to Quit Smoking?

Many people would have tried quitting cigarettes only to come back to it, sometime later. Have you ever wondered why? This is because nicotine, one of the main ingredients in cigarettes, is highly addictive. Nicotine stimulates the pleasure sensors in the brain. Discontinuation of cigarettes results in withdrawal symptoms. This can prompt you to smoke again simply to get out of the withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms vary from person to person. You may feel ill as if you have the flu, suffer from aches and pains, and the craving for a cigarette will be incredible. Because you are unable to get a cigarette, you will become irritable and have all sorts of other problems that include the inability to sleep and fatigue. You will also have difficulty concentrating without lighting up, and headaches etc. may plague you.

happy seniors talking about the good old days

Talking About The Good Old Days

Having Friends to Talk About the Good Old Days is Therapeutic and Enjoyable

Talking about good old days is a popular and pleasing pastime, especially when you get older. People usually begin talking about good old days when they are middle-aged. If you have had good old days you re-live them by telling others. Of course, you should be able to remember and recollect those happy moments you spent together with your family, friends loved ones and the places you visited. To keep yourself and your audience happy, and not to hurt the feelings of others, it may be necessary to edit the true happenings. Talking about the good old days is an art that you should learn. It is not only a pleasurable thing to do but also therapeutic. This is because keeping engaged in social interactions is vital for senior years to ensure good mental health and wellbeing.