In our blog last week, FirstLantic featured helpful tips on smart phones and tablets that are specifically designed with seniors in mind. So now that you have some options for user-friendly technology tools, let’s talk specifically about online games that will help you stay mentally sharp.
Ever worry that you are being left behind in this fast-paced world? Technology can be especially intimidating for many of us. When you watch a four-year old that is already an expert at using a smart phone, it can be pretty discouraging! But don’t lose heart, you have experienced far more difficult things in your life than mastering the digital world and we are here to help! Technology companies are finally starting to create some amazing solutions specifically catered to seniors and FirstLantic is going to make sure that you are in the know!
You want to stay healthy but sometimes it can be a struggle to keep track of what you should and shouldn’t eat. So LiveWell Placements is going to make it easy for you. With a little help from HealthCastle.com, we have compiled a list of some of the must-eat foods after 50. Simply, download our guide and you won’t ever have an excuse to grab a donut instead! That said, we won’t judge if you treat yourself now and then!
In the last two blogs we have given tips on travel and shopping perks as well as health and home service benefits. In part three, we focus on other services that are either free or at a very low cost specifically for seniors.
Part two in a three part series
Part one in a three part series
What do an artist, a long-distance runner and a body builder all have in common? For starters, they are all women at the top of their game and they are all over 80 years young. While some of us act old at 30, other people manage to keep their spirit young throughout their entire life and they don’t let their age define them. The three women that are profiled here not only are amazing at what they do but they achieved their success later in life proving that it is never too late to be your best self!
What was the name of that Italian restaurant again?
While there are many benefits of retirement, there are also some adjustments that many people need to make in order to transition to this next phase of life. While most of us do not miss the stress that came along with our careers, we do miss the mental stimulation. There is also less social interaction when you don’t go to an office every day. However, instead of dwelling on the downsides, think of all the things you have always wanted to do but never got around to doing. Remember that art history class that you wanted to take but never had time? Or what about when you wanted to learn how to make the perfect lasagna or become a wine connoisseur?
Memories are forever but only if you share them with others! Why not make a permanent record of your personal history through photos, journals or recordings that you can give to your children and grandchildren? There are some easy ways that you can create a gift for yourself (and for others) that will not only be personal but long lasting as well. Here are some tips for getting started:
We are finally eliminating some of the prejudices associated with race, gender and sexual orientation. Yet, ageism is alive and well and there doesn’t seem to be any moral outrage against it. Our cultural and structural disregard for older populations “is almost the last prejudice that we are allowed to have.” says Kathryn Lawler, the director of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Area Agency on Aging. This is ironic considering that aging is a universal human experience for those of us lucky enough to have the opportunity to grow older.
While Americans 65 and older are the most active demographic group politically with 60% of eligible voters going to the polls, that still means that 40% are not voting. As we age, it is important to be aware of how public policy affects us and the ways that we can get involved.