When you or a family member are thinking about where to retire, discussing it with the whole family will help you navigate your decision. Family members will have questions and want to help you find the right location close by. If you have already made your decision, be prepared with information before you start and it will go smoothly. If you are still deciding, consider these questions to help you nail down the right location and to help your family navigate your decision:
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When Mary Anne Rhodes, a Jacaranda Trace resident, started her Jane Stickle quilt, she never thought it would take 13 years to complete.
Two students from Venice High School — Ravi Patel and Rebecca Betterton — had a vision. They wanted to share their knowledge of technology with the older generation and to bond with them enough to find out what life was like when these seniors were growing up.
This is how “Bridging the Gap, an Intergenerational Bonding Program” started.
If you've retired to a Florida independent living community you are no doubt enjoying a relaxed yet satisfying retirement filled with friends, activities, recreation and down time. This is wonderful, but you may be living miles away from family, and sometimes it's hard to know the best ways to stay in touch.
Facebook can be used for multiple purposes from creative sharing to marketing. Although the popularity of social media in general is associated with young people, seniors may find it more useful than they imagined. They can connect with old friends and loved ones, to stay updated on their health and happiness. Here are more details about the benefits of Facebook for grandparents.
Summertime is here. The Grandkids are on vacation, and you may be spending time with them in person, or keeping in touch while they enjoy their vacation. Staying connected is important. You can use technology to connect with your grandkids throughout the summer.
What If You're Not Technologically Savvy? No worries. Getting the hang of social media, photo, video and email is actually pretty easy.
When you're living in a retirement community, it can be easy to lose track of what your grandkids are doing. After all, kids grow up so fast these days, and before you know it, they'll be graduating college and moving on with their own lives.
Here are a few ways you can connect with your grandkids this summer when you're living in a retirement community in Venice, Florida: