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Technology gadgets for seniors

Technology Gadgets for Seniors

Seniors are quite tech-savvy these days. Give them an Ipad and they know exactly what to do with it. More than 80% of seniors know how to use the internet. If you are not one of these seniors, it’s time you got with the program.

Here are a few technology gadgets you really need in your life.

  • Desktop/Laptop Computer – A desktop computer is a good thing to have if you are working from home. Many retirees use desktop computers for working, ordering medications, and, sometimes, shopping. Although desktop computers may be replaced with laptops, it is still familiar to seniors, and many prefer using desktop computers to laptops.
  • Cell Phone – If you don’t have one of these by now, you are so late with technology. A cell phone is vital anywhere you go. Having a cell phone with you at all times is excellent especially in an emergency. Although a majority of seniors own a cell phone of one type or other, many still are not comfortable with one.
  • E-Reader – This may not be a popular method of reading for many seniors, but it is one that is catching up fast. Although many seniors prefer the old-school method of reading, quite a number of seniors can be seen reading books in digital format too.
  • Social Networking Sites – Most active adults are quite familiar with Facebook and MySpace and other social networking sites. Although this too, was approached with wariness, more and more seniors are now getting pretty active on social networking sites, and loving every minute of it!
  • Broadband Connection – The internet use of seniors has grown exponentially over the years. Although this was a rare sight, in the beginning, it is now not uncommon to see a senior, over the age of 65, clacking away at the computer and using Google to find information.
  • Email Account – Gone are the days of letter writing. Say hello to email. Every American has an email account including over 55 seniors. Although you may be a bit reluctant to open an email account, you are sure to enjoy its benefits once you become familiar with it.

Although you may be wary of all these technology gadgets, it is time you faced the fact that you live in a digital age. So, become a tech-savvy senior and give your kids and grandkids a run for their money.

This article is by ActiveAdultLiving.com®, the website for comprehensive active adult community information.

Easy and Tasty Labor Day Weekend Barbeque Ideas

Easy and Tasty Labor Day Weekend Barbeque Ideas

It is time to put away the bikinis and board shorts and sunscreen and pull out coats, scarves, and hats. The Labor Day weekend is almost upon us, and if you have decided on a barbeque to celebrate the end of the summer, here are a few ideas for a tasty Labor Day weekend barbeque.

Grilled Steak Burgers with Port Wine Spread

This is a tasty Labor Day weekend treat that will have your neighbors and friends coming back for more every year. All you need are well-grilled and seasoned patties, Ciabatta bread, melted cheese, and a port wine spread. The port-wine spread can be made by heating 1 tbsp of olive oil and adding shallots and cooking for 1 -2 minutes under medium heat. Pour in the wine once translucent and add beef base and water after a quick boil. Stir. Simmer the mixture for 20 – 25 minutes and remove from heat and cool once the mixture has thickened. Mix this slowly into mayo and place in a container and refrigerate until ready to use. Season beef patties and grill and place in Ciabatta bread and serve hot. Yummy!

7 Steps to Downsizing Successfully

Many of us consider downsizing only once we come to retirement age. Then, there are some of us who plan to do it but never get around to it. Then, of course, there are those who actually do it, and are extremely glad they did so. This article is for those who still have not got around to it.

A Few Factors to Consider When Buying a Home

If you are close upon retirement, or if you have already retired, you may be considering purchasing a home. There are some great homes on the market, and you need to strike when the prices are down. However, this does not mean you should place your bid immediately. Instead, here are a few simple tips that will help when buying a home in an active adult community.

Research and Do your Homework

Buying a home is a major investment. It is also a risk you have to take if you wish to own your home. Maybe, you are a previous homeowner, and understand the gravity of this undertaking. However, although you may know more than a first-time buyer, you still need to do your homework thoroughly when buying a home.

10 Sunny Places for 55+Active Adults to Retire in 2021

Are you tired of the cold, sick of having to bundle yourself up with scarves, hats, coats, and boots every time you go outside?  Isn’t it time you considered a move to a warmer, sunnier clime?  Active adults don’t like being cooped up indoors, they want to be out enjoying life.  So, here are the ten sunniest places to consider for retirement:

Yuma, Arizona – Yuma is the sunniest city in the US with very little precipitation and humidity coupled with 320 sunny days a year makes Yuma, Arizona an ideal choice for retirement. You may also considers other places in Arizona, there are over 120 active adult communities to choose from in this beautiful state.  Some popular active adult retirement communities in Arizona are The Encanterra Country Club by Shea Homes in San Tan Valley and Solera Chandler by Del Webb in Chandler.

Staying Busy during Retirement

All those days of working 7 days a week and doing so almost the whole day are now behind you. The time you spent working and being busy is now considered as your “free” time. But, instead of sitting back and relaxing, you find yourself bored to death. What will you do with your newfound freedom? Apparently, lots of things….. Here are five of them.

5 Money Saving Tips for Christmas

5 Money Saving Tips for Christmas

Christmas is the worst time of the year for your finances. There are so many gifts to buy and people to visit. So many meals to organize and people to entertain. No matter how you plan it, December is a time when you spend the most amount of money. This is an unavoidable fact. If you missed your chance of shopping on Black Friday, here are some money-saving tips that you can try out this Christmas.

At Home Jobs for Retirees

3 At-Home Jobs for Retirees

Retirement does not have to mean you have to live on a fixed income. You can do so many things, from home, to earn some extra money to pay your bills. These are not scams and are quite lucrative and provide many retirees a good income. Here are three at home jobs for retirees.