Bridging the gap between generations has always been a challenge.  Today with advanced technology it seems the gap is even wider as the younger generation have an increasingly tough time staying focused on anything but a mobile device. Recently a project to help transform this issue began in Bristol, UK.  And it didn’t initially bring…

Seniors are consumers, too. Its smart to market to today’s older population, as they are the famed “baby boomers,” born after World War II but before President Kennedy was elected. More people were born during this time period than ever before, and they are living longer than people have ever lived in the United States….

Labor Day is a significant day on the calendar. All the students are back at school and the weather is starting to cool down. Given this, it’s important to take advantage of these weeks of good weather while they are still around. Having said that, if the weather is still on the warm side, it…

We are increasingly becoming aware that as people age and technology advances, quality of life is improving for seniors.  One example of this combo at work is the “smart home and on-demand economy,” which, in some cases is transforming seniors’ homes into cyber castles. What does this mean exactly? Rather than the elderly grandfather moving…

It’s been widely known for many years now that dogs can provide tremendous joy, companionship and even healing power to the elderly. Just recently, senior residents in Philadelphia were privy to some of those benefits themselves at the first ever Dog Days of Summer Pup Parade – an event that is set to take place…

Growing older is definitely no easy feat.  But, as we know, given that the only alternative is death, it is pretty unavoidable.  Thus given that it happens, what is the best way to deal with it? One way that might help is to talk about it. According to Robert W. Goldfarb, a management consultant, men…

“Summertime and the living is easy…” Well, yes and no. Now that you are retired, you do not need to restrict vacations and traveling to peak season when most people have vacations from work. Being able to travel whenever you want opens up a lot of possibilities for saving on air fare, avoiding crowds of…

Many seniors do not know their rights. Those as young as 50 in some states might be entitled to various discounts and deals but just do not have the information on what these are. What people so often do not realize is that there is so much more to benefitting from age than early bird…

As the average longevity of the population continues to climb, so does the number of people living beyond that average. It is no longer unusual to know friends and relatives who seem to have easily managed to get to 90 years old and beyond. We are still wowed, however by people who get to 100,…

The world is changing quickly, especially in the realm of technological advances designed particularly to make life easier and more enjoyable. Most people have embraced the new technologies hook, line and sinker, but there is one group for whom change can be challenging and therefore resisted. Seniors are in general slower to change their habits…

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