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3 Key Benefits of Volunteering for Seniors

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People enjoy having a purpose. Seniors, though, often are left wondering: what am I supposed to be doing? What is my purpose? The time period after retirement can be difficult to navigate, especially for those who are used to being active and social. Sometimes children and grandchildren are busy or far away, and other friends and family are not as free as the retired senior would prefer. Volunteering as a senior can have many benefits, both physical and mental. Bridging the Generation Gap To begin, volunteering as a senior can help bridge the generation gap. Often, volunteers come from a wide range…

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3 Tips for Introducing Technology to Seniors

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You know the benefits of using technology – You’re using technology right now to read this post! Using a smartphone or social media is something you think an important senior citizen in your life would enjoy, but your loved one isn’t so gung-ho about trying something new. Here are 3 key tips to make introducing technology to a senior much easier – and more enjoyable for everyone: Make It Relevant One of the most common barriers older adults have with using new technology is that they don’t see its relevance in their lives. They value in-person contact and direct phone…

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5 Critical Questions You Must Ask Home Care Providers

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Choosing to seek out home care for yourself or your loved one can be a long, involved process. You have to find an agency that fits within your budget while also providing quality, safe care. Here are 5 critical questions you must ask home care providers before hiring an agency to ensure you get the best provider for your needs: 1. How do you choose your care providers? Some agencies do not have an involved application process for their workers. This is unfortunate, and the clients often lose out on quality of care or their own safety when cared for…

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