Important Considerations to Help Florida Seniors During Older Americans Month

Important Considerations to Help Florida Seniors During Older Americans Month

Did you know that May is National Older Americans Month? Communities, families and loved ones are encouraged to get involved in learning about the issues that our Older Americans face as they age. Do you have an older loved one in your family? Do you have neighbors who are older? This month think about how you could help the elders in your life by reading the following. 1. Consider grocery shopping and meal planning for an Older American. You...
Why Your Parents Need a Durable Power of Attorney

Why Your Parents Need a Durable Power of Attorney

Do you know if your parents have created an estate plan, including a durable power of attorney? Right now is the perfect time for this question. Even though your parents are healthy now, what would happen if one or both of them were to suddenly become incapacitated? For example, one or both might lose their mental or physical capacity due to an accident, a sudden decline in health, or the inevitable factors that come as they age. Be aware that...
Tips You to Keep Seniors Safe from Sweetheart Scams

Tips You to Keep Seniors Safe from Sweetheart Scams

Are you familiar with the romance scam called the “lonely heart” scam? This scam occurs when scammers and bad actors attempt to financially exploit vulnerable people. How does this happen? It can happen in many ways, including online, by the scammer earning the trust of the vulnerable person through romantic manipulation and emotional deceit. Sadly, seniors tend to be targets of many kinds of scams, but they are especially vulnerable to the...
How to Best Support an Aging Parent Who is Newly Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

How to Best Support an Aging Parent Who is Newly Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Has your aging parent recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease?  Do you know what Alzheimer’s Disease is?  Do you know what the impact of this diagnosis may be?  Alzheimer’s Disease is a type of dementia that can cause problems with memory, thinking, cognition, and behavior. Symptoms usually, although not always, develop slowly and worsen over time.  The end-stages of the disease can become life-threatening. Although...
Three Technology Tips for Seniors

Three Technology Tips for Seniors

During the Covid-19 pandemic, have you considered that many senior citizens have come to rely on using technology to stay connected to friends and family? Now, even after being vaccinated, seniors may find that continuing to keep abreast of new technology to keep in touch with loved ones may be an important tool for the future. Let us take a look at three technology tips for seniors to use moving forward. Make Sure You are Secure. Prior to...