Boomers & Beyond

Wed
09
Mar

Tips to make spring cleaning safer and easier

If you love the results of spring cleaning, but not the process, it could be that the methods and tools you’re using to get the job done are making the work harder than it needs to be.

Sun
06
Mar

Home design tips for Baby Boomers


A walk-in tub, pedestal sink, and raised-height toilet are key bathroom safety features. (courtesy of StatePoint)

There are about 76.4 million Baby Boomers in the US, according to the Population Reference Bureau. As this population ages, it will become important that features on their houses promote safety, are easy-to-maintain, and last a long time.

Sun
31
Jan

Tips to prevent and treat cold sores this winter

There are things you can do to prevent this common winter virus. (Piotr Marcinski - Fotolia.com)
There are things you can do to prevent this common winter virus. (Piotr Marcinski - Fotolia.com)

Did you know that the cold sore virus is very common? In fact, eight out of 10 people have it. If you’ve ever had one, you already know that an outbreak can be painful and unpleasant.

Sun
31
Jan

Nine tips for aging well

Simple things like exercising can help prevent age-related health problems. (courtesy of Getty Images)
Simple things like exercising can help prevent age-related health problems. (courtesy of Getty Images)

Although you can’t stop time, the right type and amount of physical activity can help stave off many age-related health problems. 

Tue
05
Jan

Five tips for better financial health

Looking back at last year’s finances can help you be better prepared for this year. (photo courtesy of Getty Images)
Looking back at last year’s finances can help you be better prepared for this year. (photo courtesy of Getty Images)

As the calendar turns over a new year, it’s a good time to take stock of your finances.

Sun
03
Jan

Three steps to kick off a year of good health

Make your New Year’s resolution be to stay healthy this year. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)
Make your New Year’s resolution be to stay healthy this year. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

A fresh beginning with a new year is the perfect time for a health assessment to ensure you are ready to take on a full and active year ahead.

Sun
06
Dec

Avoid getting stranded: Prepare your car for winter

Winter can be hard on your car but steps can be taken to make things winter-ready. (photo courtesy of Getty Images )
Winter can be hard on your car but steps can be taken to make things winter-ready. (photo courtesy of Getty Images )

Harsh winter weather can be tough on vehicles, and the last thing any driver needs is to break down. Ensuring your vehicle is winter-ready now is a sensible approach to avoid the inconvenience of being stranded out in the cold.

Sun
06
Dec

Tips to ease holiday travel stress

Traveling during the holidays can be stressful for anybody. Planning ahead can help reduce some of this stress. (Sunny Studio - Fotolia)
Traveling during the holidays can be stressful for anybody. Planning ahead can help reduce some of this stress. (Sunny Studio - Fotolia)

An estimated 94.8 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home for the holidays, according to AAA.

Wed
04
Nov

Standing is more important than you might think

With the change of seasons comes important safety reminders for seniors.

The statistics on falls among older Americans is staggering. According to the Centers for Disease Control:

Tue
03
Nov

No place like home: comfortably aging in place

Baby boomers entering or approaching retirement need to be aware of how they can best prepare their homes to age comfortably. (photo courtesy of Getty Images)
Baby boomers entering or approaching retirement need to be aware of how they can best prepare their homes to age comfortably. (photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Having lived in the same ranch house for 55 years, John Heck's grandparents wanted to make any and all necessary accommodations to allow them to peacefully age in place.

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