A miscellaneous collection of helpful resources and information.
Adult Protective Services: Verbal Abuse
Adult Protective Services (APS) workers respond to reports of the abuse or neglect of elderly and disabled adults. Learn what kinds of abuse APS will investigate. Find out what verbal abuse is and is not. Understand when and how to call APS.
Adult Protective Services: Financial Abuse
Financial exploitation is a huge problem for elderly people. Find out what financial exploitation looks like. Get some tips on how to avoid or at least minimize it. Learn when to report it to Adult Protective Services.
A Tribute to Lifelong (Living and) Learning
Senior citizens play an important role in the overall vitality of colleges and universities by participating in lifelong learning programs which allow them to audit classes and participate in campus culture.
AARP [offsite link]
AARP is THE senior advocacy group. Look here to find news of interest to seniors from politics to health to entertainment to family life. Also offers Medicare supplement insurance.
Before Your Adult Child Moves In
This article offers guidance to the senior that is considering allowing an adult child to return home.
How are you "handling" the aging process, either for you or a parent? Have your emotions ever felt out of control? Find solutions for coping with some of the angles of the aging process and for keeping your sanity through it all.
Falling Into The Vortex of Medicaid
How much do you know about Medicaid? If you anticipate you will become a Medicaid recipient in the future, you must educate yourself on the system and how it works in your state.
Find the Right Place for You
Tips to help ease the way to finding the right Adult Care Home (ACH). This article discusses some of the subtle but important issues around meal times at ACH.
Good Carpet Equals Fewer Falls
Many seniors lose their independence after a fall or series of falls. This article explains how choosing the wrong carpet can increase the likelihood of falls, and how the right carpet can reduce the risk of falls.
Is Your Library Senior Friendly?
Libraries around the world are working to meet the needs of aging citizens. This article points out some of the wonderful innovations that are taking place globally in libraries. Readers are invited to share ideas with their local library to make it more senior friendly.
Long Distance Grandparenting
Living away from your grandchildren doesn't have to be a painful experience. Grandparents can have a truly close and loving long disance relationship with their grandchildren. This article explores fun and easy ways to develop a special relationship with grandchildren that don't live nearby.
Retreat to Advance
Renew and refresh your life by taking a personal retreat. This article shares ideas on howand why to plan your own personal retreat.
Senior Issues Newsletter
Be sure to sign up for the Senior Issues weekly newsletter. That way, you'll receive a copy of each new article as soon as it shows up on the Senior Issues site. You'll never miss out on the latest news. I'll also include links related to my weekly article.
Singles and Doubles - How do you Connect?
If you are widowed, divorced or single how do you connect with other seniors, or others who share your interests? Is the Internet replacing one-on-one relationships?
Springtime is Scam Time
Springtime is a popular time for seniors to get their home improvement and yard projects done. Scammers know this, and look forward to preying on seniors in the spring. This article will show seniors how to be aware of potential scams, and avoid them.
Stranger Danger for Seniors
Every day, intellegent, active, independent seniors are financially exploited or otherwise abused by strangers. This article will show seniors some of the techniques that are used by the predators that specialize in targeting seniors. Become aware, and empowered to protect yourself or a senior.
The Twilight Wish Foundation
The Twilight Wish Foundation specializes in helping seniors in poverty to fulfill a lifelong wish.
Time to Rebuild Your Social Life
Part two of an article that shares easy ways for seniors to take steps to rebuild their social lives, meet new friends, and deepen the connections that they already have.
USA.gov / SeniorCitizens Resources [offsite link]
A collection of links to government articles on all aspects of senior living.
When it's Time to Downsize
It's never easy to move, but it's especially difficult to downsize. This article offers guidance that will make downsizing easier. By planning ahead, the move will be the exciting adventure that this new chapter in your life should be.
You Are Invited ...
Get some ideas to jump-start a new social life and banish loneliness! Prepare to have more fun in your life after reading part one of a two-part article.
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