senior citizens discounts

Everyone loves a good discount. Whether it’s the “SALES” sign on the clothes rack at your favorite department store, or a coupon, people love saving money. A perk with age is discounts at different business, with companies, or on particular items. Here is a list of senior citizen discounts as you head into your weekend.

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3 Power Move to Keep Your Parents Out of the Hospital.

“Americans have a love affair with hospitals.”

Hospital personnel in a hallwayJust take a look at all the fictional dramas that production

Hospital personnel in a hallway

Hospital personnel in a hallway

companies have created: ER, Grey’s Anatomy, Scrubs, General Hospital, etc. There is a lot of good in the hospital system and they are extremely helpful; however, this is not where you want to begin your caregiver journey. Check out this following article in Huffington Post Senior about tips to avoid putting your parents in the hospital.

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Simplified Cellphone for Seniors

In today’s 21st century world, it is dangerous to not have a cellphone. If there is an emergency or someone finds themselves in a situation where they need help, like being stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire, a cellphone is handy. However, many senior citizens either do not want or find it difficult to operate the smartphones on the market. As found in this Huffington Post article, there are basic seniorcitizens-oldcellphone options for senior citizens looking to purchase a cellphone. These phones have features that are geared towards the needs of the senior citizen population: big buttons, easy to navigate menus, enhanced sound and hearing aid compatible speakers, etc, but are less technologically advanced. RetireEASE Senior Services recommends looking at these phone options if you have or are a senior citizen looking for a cellphone solution in today’s digital world that is more user friendly.

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technology and seniors

Huffington Post Seniors

Huffington Post Seniors

Currently we are living in a digital age that is fast-paced and always evolving. As soon as someone masters one form of technology, another “newer” version of it is already on the market. How are people supposed to stay educated on these technologies? How are the senior citizens, especially, supposed to stay educated? Senior citizens are ones who did not grow up surrounded by any technology other than telephones with cords still attached and televisions with only three channels. However, there are proficient ways to teach senior citizens about these new technologies. In a recent column in Huffington Post Seniors, a columnist addresses this specific topic. Here is a link to the article that we recommend for our clients to read:  Helping Seniors Learn New Technology

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how to find and choose a new doctor

senior-check-up-6716161One struggle that many senior citizens and their parents or caregivers who look after them find, is picking a correct doctor. There are many extenuating factors that contribute to why someone may be looking for a new doctor. For the elderly who may have more medications or health issues, finding the right doctor is especially important. In a recent column in Huffington Post Senior, they address this very problem. As stated in the article, one key tool in the 21st century, is the Internet and search engines such as Bing and Google. This resource makes finding and researching doctors easier. The links provided by these searches are websites with access to databases of U.S. doctors and other resources listed in the article. Take a look at the following article and also look in these databases for doctors or resources that are beneficial for those living in the Midlands of South Carolina.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-t-miller/how-to-find-and-choose-a_b_7436258.html

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Home Improvement Assistance Programs for Seniors

The summer calls for more than just relaxing days in the sun, it may also call for some home repair. As the winter months have gone by, ware and tare on homes may have occurred. A few damages such as rotting wood on handicap ramps, leaky pipes, or peeling walls could be effects of the cooler temperatures in the previous months. However, many senior citizens may not be able to do the repair themselves or afford to hire their own help. There are financial assistance programs or other resources that can help seniors with home improvement projects and needs. Check out this article from Huffington Post Senior:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-t-miller/home-improvement-assistan_b_7306038.html

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Home Improvement Assistance Programs for Seniors

The summer seasons calls for more than just days of relaxation, but also days of work. Warmer weather may also mean dealing with the damage from the previous winter months. There are many homes that experience ware that must be repaired, such as handicap ramps, pipes, walls, air conditioners, etc. However, many senior citizens cannot do the repairs themselves or afford to hire someone to do the work. There are financial assistance programs and other resources that can help seniors with home improvement projects. Check out the following article from Huffington Post Senior, that list a few of these resources:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-t-miller/home-improvement-assistan_b_7306038.html

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