Senior Living Blog - October, 2021 | Senior Living Link

Seniors and Technology

Published October 25, 2021 by Chad Scheib

Seniors are getting more and more interested in using computers. Recent studies revealed that nearly 70% of adults over age 65 who live in the US use the internet (that's a 20% increase in the past 5 years!) with many of these individuals stating they use social media daily. In addition, close to 1/3 of those adults who indicated they use a computer also play online games. As this trend continues for seniors to increasingly use technology, it is important to look at some key factors to consider before purchasing a device: whether a desktop computer, laptop computer or tablet. read more

Long-Distance Caregiving

Published October 18, 2021 by Donna Mae Scheib

Long-distance caregiving is, quite simply, providing for an aging loved one's needs over a long distance -at least one hour away. According to a report by Metlife/National Alliance for Caregiving, 15% of the 34 million Americans who serve as their parents' caregivers do so over long distances. read more

Blue Zones are specific geographic areas in the world where a significant number of people live long and healthy lives. Specifically, a high number of people live to age 100 and older while also avoiding serious health issues that plague many Americans like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. read more

It's hard when someone you love is going to die. But there are some steps you can take to help with the process to make the most of the situation for your loved one and your well-being as well. This article addresses 11 approaches that just might make the experience a little bit easier. read more

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