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Preventing waterfalls and more – Senior Planet

(adapted from the National Council of the Aging) Did you know that one in four older Americans falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for people aged 65 and over. Falls can lead to hip fractures, broken bones and head injuries. And even falling without serious injury can make an older adult anxious …

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Do you think you are covered? Think again.

Most of us will pay thousands or even tens of thousands in life insurance. All that money spent comes with an implicit confidence that when we pass, our partner or other loved ones will see a payout for all those years that we have loyally paid premiums. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. Life insurance companies are notoriously combative and …

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Alexa, what are we going to eat?

Who or what is Alexa? Alexa is the voice service of Amazon. She enters your home through one of the Amazon Echo products. It can play music and audio books, control other smart devices in your house, such as the light switches and thermostat, get information, news, weather and much more … with just your voice! During the month of …

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Pets also need estate planning!

There is a good chance that you have an estate plan to ensure that your loved ones are taken care of when you are away. But have you thought about what will happen to your pet? Pets have a place in our hearts and homes, but according to the law, pets are generally regarded as tangible personal property, not unlike …

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The surprising benefits of becoming creative

According to Dr. Dean Sherzai, a behavioral neurologist and director of the Alzheimer's prevention program at Loma Linda University, creativity is essential, especially for the aging brain. "Nothing is as pleasant as new emotional perspectives and thought experiences, and nothing provokes the neurons to connect more than the creative space in the brain," he says. "When people have a so-called …

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Top Phone Scams from 2019

Most people are familiar with telephone fraud through the occasional local news item that highlights a warning from the police or perhaps the victim's own sad story about losing their savings. The BeenVerified Phone Spam Complaints Monitor wanted to analyze these calls at national level to identify the most common types of scams via telephone and the associated tactics. The …

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Holiday gifts with something extra & # 39; s

It's the beginning of December, which means that if you don't start quickly, you can drag down the corridor of a CVS on December 24, wondering which of your closest and sweetest scented candles and which ones turn their nose at them. But with a little planning and imagination you can give gifts that rock – and don't break the …

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If it's Wednesday, I have to be a bubbie

In a world where family is atomized in small nuclear units, with parents and their adult children who often live thousands of miles apart, the pairing of older people with younger ones starts. There is a nursing home in the Netherlands that offers free accommodation to university students who agree to communicate with their elderly. The Easthampton, Massachussett-based Treehouse Foundation, …

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Trade in your phone? – Senior planet

It is great to save money on a new phone by exchanging your old one. But before you do that, the Federal Trade Commission has a four-step plan to keep your data and information safe. If you & # 39; consider upgrading to a new phone make sure you delete your personal information before you trade it in. Why? Because …

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