Now that medical marijuana is legal in over 50% of the states and recreational marijuana is legal in 11 states, can you guess which demographic is using cannabis more than any other? If you said teenagers or 20- somethings you would be way off because it turns out it’s seniors. In fact, cannabis use among seniors increased by 250 percent from 2006 to 2013. So, why is there such an increase in usage among this demographic? FirstLantic explores some of the benefits for older people including treating conditions like general pain, side-effects of cancer, anxiety and depression.
Ready for the joys of summer including enjoying a good book? FirstLantic has some suggestions for some amazing beach reads that you may have missed when they were released. And the best part? All of the books were written by best-selling women authors age 50 and over! So, grab your beverage of choice and your beach chair and start enjoying (even if your beach chair is in your living room)! Oh, and be warned — some of these books tackle some pretty serious topics but we guarantee that you will not be disappointed by these amazing writers!
So, we have all heard the saying that “age is just a number” but what about when age becomes a pain – both physically and mentally? No matter how fit you are, there is a time when we start to feel those aches associated with older age and they aren’t simply in your head. But how does your head really affect your body? If you think positively, can you actually reduce the chances of becoming physical ill or can you recover more quickly from an injury? Well, the research says yes. A study conducted by John Hopkins expert Lisa R. Yanek, M.P.H., and her colleagues, found that even in people with a family history of heart disease, the positive thinkers were 13 percent less likely than their negative counterparts to have a heart attack or other coronary event. FirstLantic takes a deeper dive into how you can improve your connection between mind and body.
So, here’s a novel concept. What if we told you that women over 50 are starting to rule the world? You think we’re joking? The fact is that there are now more women in this country over 50 than at any other time in our history. They are healthier, better educated and they don’t plan on disappearing just because they have reached a certain age. In fact, women are realizing that a number doesn’t have to define who they are or what they can do. See? We told you it was a novel concept (at least to men). FirstLantic profiles a few of the women leading the way and they are showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
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You look forward all year to spending time with the grandkids or your nieces and nephews but as the time gets closer, you start to panic. How do I keep them occupied? I can only take them to the park so many times. Well, Firstlantic is coming to your rescue with ideas for activities that are sure to be fun for all of you. The most important thing is to find something that everyone can enjoy. If you hate puzzles, then find something else. The bottom line is that there is no shortage of activities so don’t suffer through something just for the sake of it. We have put together enough ideas that at least one of these is bound to satisfy everyone.
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Do you enjoy going to the movies or checking out a museum? Or do you sometimes prefer to stay in and prepare a home-cooked meal? Do you appreciate companionship and take pleasure in helping others? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then FirstLantic may have just found a new job opportunity for you. That’s right – you can get paid to do the things that you love and perhaps make a new friend in the process.
Maybe you want to live closer to your children or somewhere with a warmer climate or you are simply interested in downsizing. Whatever the reason, many retirees and/or seniors find themselves contemplating a move. But should you buy or rent your next property and what are the pros and cons with each choice? FirstLantic has created a helpful guide that will give you all of the necessary information to help you make an informed decision.
The final episode of The Golden Girls aired almost 30 years ago but it seems they were way ahead of their time in many ways. Many female baby boomers are now taking a lesson from that show’s playbook and living together as they get older. And has more and more baby boomers start hitting retirement age every day, this is a trend that seems to have staying power. FirstLantic explores four of the main drivers.
Why is that when an older woman dated a younger man, she was called a cougar but when a older man dated a younger woman, he was called lucky? Well, maybe that is finally changing. It turns out that people are realizing that love is not dependent on your birthdate and many women and men are following their heart despite the age difference. FirstLantic has some answers as to why this trend might be here to stay!
This year alone, pet spending in the U.S. is estimated to exceed $72 billion. For fellow animal lovers, this may not seem crazy because our pets offer us something that is very hard to come by – unconditional love. But you don’t have to break the bank to have a furry friend and the benefits are validated by numerous research studies. Animals can have a positive effect on our social lives, our health and our overall emotional well- being. For seniors, there is no better way to decrease loneliness and stress than to have a pet in their home. Whether you live independently or in an assisted living facility, the best medicine can be named Fido or Miss Kitty.
FirstLantic has been checking all the boxes as an employer for almost twenty years. Recently named for the fourth time as a top place to work by the Sun Sentinel, FirstLantic has a long history of being an innovative company in South Florida that treats their employees like family. The selection process for the award included evaluating the company based on the strength of their leadership, communication approach, opportunities for career growth as well as pay and benefits.