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30 03, 2021

Carevocacy — Helping Seniors Learn Technology

2021-03-30T12:26:41-04:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: Health, Technology|

Let’s be honest, if you’re over 60, you didn’t grow up with technology at your fingertips.  You certainly didn’t have an iPad to watch cartoons at six years old.  Many of us learned the basics through work or by teaching ourselves.  However, there are still so many tips or tricks that would be helpful to know without having to ask your grandchild.  That’s why Stefano Selorio started his company Carevocacy; to help seniors learn more about technology on their terms.  FirstLantic recently hosted Selorio at their Florida headquarters where he explained how he developed the concept and why it works.   Selorio realized that the pandemic was forcing many older people into social isolation and that technology could help alleviate that.  However, he also knew [...]

23 03, 2021

Five Ways Boomers Are Reinventing Retirement

2021-03-23T10:35:44-04:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Aging, Careers, Retire, Retirement|Tags: , , |

Boomers have always done things their way, so why should it be any different in retirement.  Over 71 million baby boomers make them the second largest generational group right behind Millennials, which number at about 72 million.  They are more educated and diverse than previous generations, and they have a considerable amount of aggregate spending power.  Combined with the fact that they live longer and lead more active lives, they set their own rules for retirement.  Those in the business of catering to seniors will need to evolve their strategy and meet this generation's unique expectations.  FirstLantic explores five ways Boomers are remaking what it means to 'retire.' They are working longer.  Many boomers choose to reinvent themselves by working part-time, consulting, or even starting [...]

8 12, 2020

Flexible Jobs for People Over 50

2020-12-08T11:32:47-05:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Careers, Retirement|Tags: , , |

COVID-19 has undoubtedly given us all a lot of food for thought.  Many people have started questioning their long-term work situation and are dreading the possibility of going back to a rigid 9 to 5 schedule along with a lengthy commute.  In fact, one of the few positive side-effects of the pandemic may have been the opportunity for us all to slow down, spend more time with our family, and have a more flexible work and life balance.   If you find yourself in this situation, you may want to think about jobs that offer more flexible hours and allow you to work from home permanently.  And for those over 50, there are jobs out there that are perfect for people who have life experience and [...]

1 12, 2020

Ways to Stay Close to Grandchildren When You Are Physically Distant

2020-12-01T11:46:37-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: covid 19, Loneliness and Isolation|Tags: , , |

Probably one of the hardest things about this pandemic is being forced to quarantine away from loved ones physically.  And while wearing a mask can be tiresome, it's merely a minor inconvenience.  Whereas missing out on seeing your grandkids grow up is something altogether different.  It can be downright painful.  However, although you may be physically distanced, that doesn’t mean you have to be emotionally distanced.  Thank goodness for video chats!  But why stop there?  Why not try a few projects that can help you stay connected and have fun in the process?   FirstLantic has some ideas that can bring you and your grandkids together even while you are physically apart.   Make a scrapbook – Because everything in our life is digital these days, [...]

17 11, 2020

Five Stretches to Start the Day Off Right

2020-12-01T12:00:18-05:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Fitness, Health|Tags: , |

At some point, it happens to all of us.  It’s the day you get out of bed and feel those little aches and pains that seem to have come out of nowhere.   For most of us, the next thing we do is reach for the coffee because that’s bound to make us feel better, right?  However, before you grab the caffeine next time, try a few stretches first.  FirstLantic has five exercises that will help you feel more energized and ready to start your day. Overhead stretch Laying on your back, raise your arms directly above your head and lock your fingers.  Try to elongate your body as much as possible and take three to four deep breaths.  Repeat five times.   Knee to chest [...]

3 11, 2020

Six places to retire in Florida for 55+

2020-11-03T11:15:42-05:00November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Retirement|Tags: , , , , |

So, you are a retiring senior who wants to escape cold winters, and you think that Florida might be the answer.  You’re not interested in living in a big city; however, you still want to live somewhere where you can have cultural experiences along with the charm of a smaller town.  In other words, you would prefer to retire somewhere where it’s not only strip malls and tourist attractions.  Well, you’re in luck because FirstLantic has put together a list of six towns in Florida that are known for their beauty, quality of life, and mild weather.  Don’t be surprised if one of these towns captures your heart!   Winter Park Just north of the tourist attractions in Orlando is a quaint town called Winter Park.  [...]

27 10, 2020

Ten DIY Costumes for Halloween

2020-10-27T09:57:42-04:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Entertainment|Tags: , |

For a lot of people, Halloween is their favorite time of the year and the process of figuring out a costume is the best part!  But rather than going out and buying a costume this year, try creating your own.  FirstLantic (with a lot of help from Good Housekeeping) has put together some ideas for DIY costumes that you can make quickly while also standing apart from the crowd!  Believe us, if you wear any of these costumes you are bound to get a good chuckle from your friends.   1.  It’s Raining Men This one is really easy!  Cut out some photos of some cute men ie Brad Pitt, Taye Diggs, Chris Pine, George Clooney (you get the “picture” – pardon the pun) and [...]

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