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Home Design Tips for 55+ Seniors for Large and Spacious Homes

Many 55+ active adults prefer to live in smaller homes as this requires the minimum of maintenance. However, there are instances when your small home may tend to smother you and cramp your style. If you are an active adult who has been wondering what to do with your small home, and how you can make it look a little bit spacious, here are a few design tips that will help you get through this process. Adhering to these design tips will also include your personality into your home while making your home look good.

Walking and Jogging Keeps Active Adults Fit

It is common knowledge that exercise keeps you healthy.  Exercise is required for proper blood circulation, controlling your weight, combating heart disease, improving your mood, and the best news – it delays aging.  Engaging in at least half an hour of physical activity every day can be extremely beneficial. What generally happens, in reality, is that even if you have paid attention to keeping fit during your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s – when you reach age 55+, most people tend to let go of a fitness regime.  However, it is especially important for seniors to stay fit and healthy with proper exercise. This does not mean you have to jump around and exert yourself excessively.  It means that half an hour of moderate exercise such as walking or jogging will suffice to give you health benefits.  Furthermore you, as a person over the age of 55, should be careful about your joints.  Therefore, it is highly beneficial for you to consider walking and light jogging instead of any other high impact exercises.

Dental Problems Faced by 55 Plus Seniors

As a senior, you may be at risk for a number of dental problems. These problems, most often, do not stem from lack of oral hygiene, but from other factors. Your dental problems are very different from the dental problems you would have experienced in the past. Therefore, it is recommended you visit a dentist at least, once every three months. Early diagnosis of the problem can ensure a quick recovery. Below are six dental problems you need to stay alert to in your senior years.

Gum Recession

This occurs when the margin of the gum tissue surrounding the teeth wears away. This problem exposes more than normal amounts of the teeth, sometimes even the tooth’s root. Gums recede for a number of reasons. These are bacterial gum infections, aggressive brushing of teeth, insufficient dental care, genes, and grinding and clenching teeth, etc. Your dentist may be able to treat mild gum recession by deeply cleaning the affected area. However, you may require surgery if deep cleaning is not an option.

Dry Mouth

Saliva is a naturally occurring substance that helps us keep our mouths moist and also enable in the digestion process. Saliva also enables us to keep our mouths free of bacteria and fungi infections. Dry mouth occurs when there is insufficient saliva in the mouth. Most often, dry mouth is a side effect of a medication. Medication for pain, anxiety, allergies, urinary incontinence, Parkinson’s diseases, etc. cause dry mouth. Chemotherapy too causes dry mouth. Dry mouth increases the risk of developing cavities and gum disease, and also causes bad breath. If you think this condition is because of your medications, speak with your doctor about your concerns. If the doctor approves a change of medication, you can also consider an oral rinse which will help add moisture to your mouth.

Denture-Induced Stomatitis

This is a fungal infection of the oral mucosa, causing inflammation, in the area covered by a denture. This usually occurs if you wear ill-fitting, unclean dentures. Denture-induced stomatitis requires medical attention. Therefore, you should consult your dentist and rinse with a medicated mouthwash as per the dentist’s instructions. Keep in mind, you need to remove the dentures every night before you go to bed and clean your dentures thoroughly to avoid fungal build-up.

Periodontitis

This is commonly known as gum disease. This is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. Most often, periodontitis is caused by poor oral hygiene which causes plaque build-up on the teeth. Scaling and root-planting can be considered to treat periodontitis and restore the teeth.

Seniors suffer from oral problems because of various factors that may not be related to poor oral hygiene. A weakened immune system, due to the aging process, increases the risk of various dental problems. In addition, brushing and flossing your teeth may be a challenging task, especially if you suffer from diseases such as arthritis.

If you have trouble brushing your teeth, consider the purchase of an electric toothbrush and a floss-holder. This will help you to maintain good oral hygiene in order to avoid dental problems, such as the above. Regular visits to your dentist too can help protect your mouth from diseases.

Which Type of Mortgage Loan Would you Choose to Buy Your Home?

If you have decided to buy a home to retire in, it is time to act fast and get your mortgage. But wait! Things have changed significantly since the time you may have walked into a bank and gotten a mortgage for your first home. Did you know there are different types of mortgages? Which one will you choose when buying your home? Having a basic understanding of these mortgages will help you choose the most suitable. Below are three popular mortgages that can be considered when purchasing a 55Plus senior home for retired living.

Things to Know When Getting a Mortgage

Things to Know When Getting a Mortgage

Seniors Be Prudent! Mortgage Loans Need Due Diligence

So, you have decided to own a home. Now, you need the funds to purchase it. Believe it or not, finding the best home loan is a job that can be extremely challenging. It is, therefore, very important that you do your homework before walking into a bank and applying for a loan. Whether you are in your prime years or whether you are a senior, the need for choosing the right mortgage required due diligence. Who knows, it could have been years since your last mortgage and things could have changed. Below are a few things you can consider if you are interested in getting a mortgage.

Northeast United States

The Northeast region of the United States consists of eleven states.  The oldest and largest being the home of the Big Apple, officially known as The Empire State (New York).  Rhode Island is the smallest state in the northeast region.  Six states in the northeast are known together as the New England states.  These are Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.  The Middle Atlantic States, which are the last five, comprised of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania.  The northeast part of the United States is connected in the north by Canada and east by the Atlantic Ocean. The American South borders the southernmost part of the northeast region and the American Midwest borders the west.  More than 2/3 of the American population resides in the northeast region of the United States.  The northeast states are rich in history as all these states belonged to the Thirteen Colonies although Maine and Vermont were part of other colonies before independence.

Why Should Active Adults Consider Swimming as a Sport?

Swimming is an Ideal Way to Keep Fit for People of Any Age Category

Keeping fit and healthy has become a major priority for active adults once they reach their senior years. This is not to say that young people should wait until they are old to start taking care of their fitness and health… What it does mean is that at 55+ you CANNOT ignore the need to do so. Health is one thing that everyone should take seriously. Staying healthy and active enables you to enjoy life to its fullest. Yet, good health does not come without hard work. It requires finding ways of relieving stress, keeping active, keeping your body hydrated at all times and eating a healthy diet. When it comes to being active and relieving stress, swimming is an ideal activity to engage in. It is a great exercise recommended for people of all ages, by many doctors as it has numerous health benefits.

Are You a Senior Seeking a Job After Retirement?

When Time is at Hand After Retirement, How do You Find another Job?

Retirement may be all exciting in its early stages. However, it can get boring when you have nothing but time on your hands. This may prompt the thought of returning to work, at least on a part-time basis. Are you seeking re-entrance to the workforce, now that you have thoroughly enjoyed some time in retirement? If so, there are a few factors that you should consider before applying for a job.