When we discuss financial issues for seniors, we tend to focus on retirement or medical expenses, but of course there are so many other aspects of senior living that affect finance issues in one way or another. Today we have a guest post from Caroline James of elderaction.org with resources for seniors that cover a variety of issues.
Health and safety are both very important topics, and the two get plenty of coverage, but how often are these topics tailored to address the aging demographic? Seniors have a unique set of needs when it comes to their overall well-being, so the information being presented should be as unique as they are.
You could certainly conduct your own search, but the amount of information out there is overwhelming, and how do you know which sources are reliable? The good news is that we’ve done some of the work for you. While it would be impossible to cover everything senior-related, the resources in this list will surely get you started with topics such as downsizing, budgeting, fitness, dating, and more.
A Guide to Downsizing for Seniors and Their Loved Ones
Elderly Care House Design for Our Old Age
Budget-Friendly Smart Home Accommodations for Seniors and Individuals with Special Needs
Nutritional Needs for Seniors
The 7 Worst Senior Exercises, and What to Do Instead
10 Dating Safety Tips for Senior Women
Healing After a Lifetime of Struggling with Addiction: The Senior’s Guide to Reconnecting with Adult Children
The Elderly and Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse
Suggested articles from Jim Vogel at ElderAction.org:
6 Powerful Ways To Help Seniors Avoid Isolation – It can be difficult for seniors to maintain their social lives as they age, especially if they live alone. This is a great resource for supporting them to stay active socially.
Home Modifications Increase Senior Safety – This is a given – it’s important for our elders to make sure their homes are a safe environment.
16 Chair Exercises for Seniors & How to Get Started – This is great – it’s got exercises for people of all abilities, and even includes helpful videos.
9 Essential Mobile Device Apps for Senior Citizens – I appreciate that this explains the kinds of apps seniors should have on their mobile devices rather than listing specific apps (which may or may not stick around).
Building The Ultimate Reading Nook For Your Home: A Guide For Bookworms – My mother loves to read and hosts a monthly book club – she actually referred me to this great resource. (Actually, it’s been a great way for her and my dad to avoid feelings of isolation!)