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  • Using assistive technologies to stay in touch with friends and family

    Oct 20, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    The current array of assistive technologies is making it easier and easier to stay in touch with loved ones. After all, few things are more important in life than family and friends and there are lots of different ways that you can keep in touch. In this article, we will explore some of the more exciting options that are available for seniors. The Internet and technology revolutions of recent years are such that it is even possible to stay in touch for free or at a very low cost.

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  • Tips for staying in contact when you live far away

    Oct 20, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    There is no doubt that living far from loved ones can be challenging. It doesn’t matter whether the distance is a few hours by car or several hours by plane, the importance of maintaining regular contact is important. This can become even more important if you have aging parents who aren’t able to travel as they once did. However, there are some things you can do to make parent care contact a bit easier.


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  • Retirement living does not mean falling out of touch with friends

    Oct 20, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    You might believe that if you move to one of the many over 55 communities or enroll in retirement living, that it will be more difficult to keep in touch with your old friends, but this doesn't have to be the case. The world of communication has changed remarkably in the last 20 years, thanks to the Internet. Technology has brought about nothing short of a revolution in the arena of communication and interpersonal interaction. If you have not already embraced some of the different ways that you can communication online, now is the time to start. After all, your friends are likely already there waiting for you!

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  • Making new friends after a move to a senior community

    Oct 20, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    There is no doubt that moving can be a challenging event in anyone’s life.  The physical move itself can be hard, but more often moving is not as difficult as the adjustment to the new home, new locale and new neighbors.  It can mean starting over, including finding where to get your hair cut, where to take your dry cleaning, where to shop, and where to go for all your needs for everyday living.  And then there is the matter of meeting new people and making friends in your new location.  This can sometimes be easier for older people moving into a senior citizen community.

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  • Losing a loved one -- Steps for moving on

    Oct 20, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    If you have recently dealt with losing a loved one, especially the passing of a spouse, one of the last things that you are likely thinking about is moving on. However, this is one of those elderly issues that you will need to start thinking about at some point in the near future.  There are few things in life that are more difficult than losing a loved one. However, in order to preserve and maintain your own health, at a certain point it is crucial to point your attention towards a positive new future for yourself.

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