Boomers & Beyond

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.

Tue
06
Oct

Improve your mental sharpness

Studies show that individuals who get involved in activities such as cards and other group games have increased brain volume in areas that stimulate memory.
Studies show that individuals who get involved in activities such as cards and other group games have increased brain volume in areas that stimulate memory.

Bridge and other activities boost brainpower
Staying active physically is important as you age. But exercising the brain can also have some important health and disease-prevention benefits.

Tue
06
Oct

Study finds cataract surgery leaves patients satisfied

Ninety-six percent of patients reported that their vision was better following cataract surgery. (photo courtesy of Getty Images)
Ninety-six percent of patients reported that their vision was better following cataract surgery. (photo courtesy of Getty Images)

By 2030, 38 million Americans will suffer from cataracts, a number that will increase to 50 million by 2050, according to the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

Wed
09
Sep

Isolation of patients, caregivers prompts ‘Alzheimer’s Friendly Business’ campaign

Making decisions such as choosing items from a wide selection may be a challenge for those with Alzheimer’s. Employees may need the freedom and encouragement to step out from “behind the counter” to help customers find what they need. (submitted photo)
Is it in your best interests to pursue a reverse mortgage? With the help of a financial advisor, you can determine the answer. (submitted photo)

Why would a business owner or manager want to make sure a store or service  is “Alzheimer’s-friendly”? For one thing, many people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease are already their customers.

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