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Essential Hacks for Senior Citizens Who Love to Travel

Growing older doesn’t have to slow you down. In this day and age, your senior years can prove to hold some of the most exciting and eye-opening experiences of your life. Age is just a number, especially

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After Turning 65, What Do the Next 30 Years of Your Life Look Like?

Turning 65 hardly seems like becoming “elderly” nowadays. In the U.S., the average life expectancy at age 65 is 20.6 years for women and 18 for men. But, that’s only the average so many people could

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60 Is The New 50: Christie Brinkley Shatters the 60-Something Stereotype

Boomers are often credited with making 50 the new 30, but with more than half of this generation now over 60, they’re making 60-something look pretty darn good too. Case in point: Christie Brinkley,

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Aging: Expectations and Reality

Aging. Getting old. What does that really mean? Think back to when you were young – and think about what you hear from young people today. There is such a stigma in America about getting old. So let’s

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Boomers Take on the Third Age

In the Tolkien Lord of the Rings, the Third Age was a time of all-out war. Now, in the 21st century, the Third Age has a different meaning. It is the time of life for those 55+. Now, that means a lot of

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What’s the Biggest Concern for Aging Adults?

Do you know what is the No. 1 cause of injury to aging adults today? Falls. Falls result in the most emergency room visits for people as they get older. And once a senior has taken one spill, they live

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What Will Show Them I Can Take Care of Myself?

There is one argument we hear during so many calls we get at Keeping In Touch Solutions. Mom says she can take care of herself and her daughter thinks she needs help. Each side has their heels dug in and

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What do Aging Women Have to Look Forward To?

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the number of older women outnumber older men at 25.1 million older women to 19.6 million older men. Most “older” folks don’t need to

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Is Your Loved One Handling Medications the Right Way?

Did you know that senior citizens are prescribed an average of 7 (yes, 7) medications to take every day? That’s a lot of information because you know that timing can be as important as dosage. Add to

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What Exactly Is It For? What Are You Waiting For?

A lot of times when we look at a home that has been lived in for four decades, and see lots of clutter and possessions, we look at the wife, the female who leads the family. Because, after all, isn’t

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