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Baby, It’s Cold Outside: How to Stay Safe This Winter

Winter storms and frigid weather can usher in health hazards for seniors. Cold-related injuries—from frostbite to falls on wet or slippery surfaces—are particularly harmful to the elderly. When it’s time for Old… (Read More)

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For Good Health, Watch What You Eat

Many older people can recall a time of relaxed attitudes towards leaving food outside the refrigerator (a.k.a. “icebox”) or sterilizing surfaces that have touched raw meat. But as you grow older,… (Read More)

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6 Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Creating a safe home environment for yourself or your older loved ones is crucial. Household places and items that used to pose no problem may now be difficult or dangerous.… (Read More)

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9 Child Safety Tips for Grandparents This Winter

If you’re a grandparent, chances are you spend a fair amount of time with your grandchildren. Four million American children live in homes headed by grandparents, according to the U.S.… (Read More)

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Rent vs. Buy? For Seniors, It’s Rent vs. Own

While many young people must decide whether to continue renting or to buy their first home, many senior homeowners face the opposite choice: whether to hold on to the home… (Read More)

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Veterans’ Benefits Extend to Senior Housing

If you or your spouse served in the U.S. military, you’re probably already aware of the array of benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as thanks for… (Read More)

Older woman trimming Christmas tree. For story on spending the holidays in a senior home.

Spending the Holidays at a Senior Living Center

While moving to a senior living facility is always a big transition, the first holiday season in a new home can be daunting—but it doesn’t have to be. Between community… (Read More)

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Get Your Estate in Order When Moving to Senior Housing

Seniors who are are considering a move to a senior living community need to establish or review an estate plan so they understand the financial implications of their choices for… (Read More)

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Introduction to Senior Living Communities

As we age, we have different requirements for our housing situations. The search for a senior living solution can be complicated, and whether you’re looking for yourself or for a… (Read More)

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Q&A With an SRES-Designated REALTOR®

Lucy Brunner, a REALTOR® in Mason City, IA, is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®). She talked with SeniorHousingNet.com about what it’s like to bring specialized expertise to her senior clients.… (Read More)

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