Aging is a normal process, but for many individuals, it brings with it a number of negative connotations. Many people start to view age as a problem: a time when their contribution to society decreases along with their health and they're no longer able to enjoy the same level of physical capability they once did. The reality, however, is that the aging population still has the potential to offer immense creativity, wisdom, and skills that can have immense benefit both to their own lives and to those around them. Redefining the way aging is viewed to create a positive transition will help many individuals enter their silver years with grace.
Modern science has made so much advancement that many of the devices on the market today are almost unbelievable. And although it does take some time to research, assemble, and learn to use technological devices, there are many that can make life so much easier that they're definitely worth all the effort. Consider a few that might be helpful to you or your loved one.
Maintaining your independence during your senior years often means turning to certain products or services that help keep you safe while living alone. Every year, new innovative products are being created to make independent living a simple reality.
Getting older certainly has its challenges, but there are things that you can do to help ensure your safety around your home. Consider the following home safety tips that can help protect you and keep you safe.
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.
If you've ever thought that having a personal assistant would make everything that comes from aging just a little easier, Apple is at your service with the creation of Siri, the personal assistant that's built directly into iPhones and iPads.