Entering the Boomer Years? Bring a Friend

Girlfriends are good for you, especially in the “second half of life.” That’s the premise of a fun, fresh ebook from Suzanne Braun Levine, who we’ve interviewed on the blog before. Titled You Gotta Have Girlfriends: A post-fifty ...

 
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Should You Search for Assisted Living by Online Reviews?

Blogger Steve Moran hosts the Senior Housing Forum site, which he calls a place for conversation and collaboration” among industry professionals and consumers. Yesterday, he posted this article on the pros and cons of using an online review site, SeniorAdvisor....

 
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5 Ways Searching for Assisted Living Can Increase Your Productivity

There aren’t enough hours in a day already, especially if you care for a parent or older relative. How could adding a search for assisted living actually increase productivity? Here are five ways it’s possible:

Whether you’re ...

 
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Survey to Determine Online Opinion of Seniors and Boomers

Between new studies touting social media’s benefits for sharpening seniors’ minds and stats on the rapidly growing online boomer/senior cohort, it’s no surprise that more people in these age brackets are searching for care or a housing ...

 
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Senior Living Trend Watch: Residents Connecting Online

Think seniors (especially those in senior living communities) aren’t interested in getting online? Think again. This article from Senior Housing News says otherwise, stating that providers must offer opportunities for residents to connect with family and friends in the “...

 
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Got Cabin Fever? Plan for Senior Care

Now that we’re a month into winter, you may be starting to experience a touch of cabin fever. It’s also likely that you’re spending a lot of time online, especially if the weather outside is frightful. Guess ...

 
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Survey Shows Confidence in the Power of Online Health Information

Can a visit to WebMD (or another similar health website) save your life? A new survey from Philips revealed this result: one in 10 Americans said yes. According to the press release that shared the findings, 11 percent of consumers surveyed believe “...

 
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Cyber Monday Scam Watch: Tips for Safe Shopping

It’s a big day for online shopping, which means anyone who is searching for deals should also beware of scam artists seeking vulnerable consumers.

Whether you’re making a purchase, window-shopping, or asking the grandkids what they want for ...

 
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Holiday Retirement Community Throws Online Wedding Party

This week, a grandmother was able to attend a family wedding and enjoy a piece of reception cake... all without leaving her South Carolina retirement community.

Clarine, a resident at Westminster Retirement Community in Greenville, tuned in to the wedding ...

 
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Avoid Scams, Browse Online Safely in Senior Living

Fact: seniors are active online. According to a Pew Internet & American Life Project report out this year, “53% of American adults age 65 and older use the internet or email.” This number is growing every day.

Whether they’re using a ...

 
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