If you or a senior in your life has fallen, you’re not alone. In fact, more than one in four people 65 years or older fall each year in the U.S., and the risk of serious fall-related injuries rises with age. Fortunately, many falls can be prevented. Here’s a look at the most common causes of falls and what you can do to reduce your loved one’s risk of injury from falling.
As we get older, our bodies experience many physical changes, and our vision is no exception. Age-related eye problems can affect a senior’s quality of life, lead to loss of independence and increase the risk of injuries and falls. In honor of Vision Health Month this May, here are some simple precautions older adults can take to maintain optimum eye health in their senior years.
Your retirement years are an exciting time in life. After years of working, you can finally make time for the things and people you love the most. An important part of living your retirement to the fullest is taking care of your body and mind. Whether you are just entering retirement, or you’ve been retired for years, here are some simple ways to ensure you enjoy a healthy, happy life in your golden years.
When maintaining your home or living alone starts to become overwhelming in retirement, it may be time to explore different senior living options. Maybe you’re interested in having extra personal assistance in your day-to-day life. Or perhaps you are looking to increase your social circle while minimizing home maintenance and yard work. Whatever you are seeking, there is a lot of peace of mind that comes from residing in a secure, amenity-rich community designed for seniors.
There’s no denying the prevalence of technology in our daily lives. And as digital devices become more user-friendly, intuitive and accessible, seniors are becoming better equipped and more comfortable using technology to stay connected with loved ones, combat social isolation and learn new skills.
Think of retirement as a new season of life. With your newfound freedom, how will you spend your time after years of raising your family and dedicating your time to work?
The Internet is a powerful resource that has transformed the way we live, learn and connect with others around the world. Unfortunately, the Internet isn’t always used for good. Online scammers are constantly looking for new ways to take advantage of others, and older adults are often their targets. Seniors tend to be more trusting than younger people and often have more wealth and better credit, making them more attractive to scammers.
The good news is that it’s possible to minimize your risk of cyber crimes by being proactive and have a clear understanding of what to look for. Here are some tips that can help you avoid from being scammed in your golden years.
Topics: Social Wellness