Your senior years can be one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling times of your life. As the baby boomer generation gets older, the number of senior citizens in the United States is rapidly increasing, and seniors are finding ways to be more active and involved. There are more seniors today than ever before. In…

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Winter may feel like a time for hibernation, but it’s important for seniors to safely keep up their hobbies and physical activity in the cold weather. “It’s important to get outside as much as possible, whether it’s temperate or even if it’s colder, as long as it’s safe to do so,” said Dr. Angela Catic,…

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While a majority of American workers believe that they’re building a sufficient retirement nest egg, more than one in three workers (37%) report that they’ve had to tap into their retirement accounts — including hardship withdrawals — to make ends meet, according to a recent report from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. And, retirement…

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According to recent statistics, a higher number of American seniors are aging without a living spouse or biological children, raising questions about who will care for them if serious health issues or financial problems occur later in life. Issues associated with “kinless” seniors were highlighted this week in a New York Times article. According to…

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From burns to cuts, kitchen accidents happen, and they may be more likely as you cook for holiday gatherings. Treating those injuries quickly and effectively can help begin the healing process and may reduce scarring, according to a skin expert at the American Academy of Dermatology. “Whenever your skin is injured — whether by accident…

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While most homes aren’t designed to be dementia-friendly, they can easily be adapted, according to a national Alzheimer’s disease group. “Virtually every aspect of a home can affect the person’s quality of life,” said Charles Fuschillo Jr., president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA). “From purchasing higher-tech appliances all the way down…

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How can seniors benefit from aerobic exercise? Like virtue, exercise is its own reward — and it can help you feel as strong as you did when John F. Kennedy was president. Lifting weights is an excellent way to roll back the years, but the cornerstone of most senior fitness programs is aerobic exercise. Anything…

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While Americans have a multitude of potential options and avenues they can use to fund their life after completing a career, many Americans — including current seniors — often find themselves unprepared for retirement. This is why it may be necessary to seek out less traditional sources of retirement funding, and one such potential source…

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Based on the recent release of the Federal Reserve’s 2019 Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF), as much as half of today’s current American households are at serious risk of not having enough resources in retirement. Some of these risks can be mitigated with financial products including reverse mortgages, but more action is needed to fix…

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While a retiree can begin claiming his or her Social Security benefits at age 62, payments at that age will be reduced for anyone seeking them before full retirement age. As of January 1, for many Americans full retirement age does not begin until someone reaches age 66, but also not right at the birthday,…

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