Articles for Seniors & Veterans

4 Brain Boosters to Prevent Memory Loss

First, you can’t find your keys. Then, it takes you a little longer than normal to remember your phone number. Eventually, you’re forgetting to take your medications. Age-related changes in memory are normal, and not all memory lapses are signs of serious memory...

Challenge: Preventing Falls

Falls are the first cause of accidental death for people over 65 years old.  The alarming facts: One in four older adults fall each year, but less than half seek medical care. In 2002, an estimated 391,000 people globally died of injuries related to falls. The Center...

5 Easy Balance Exercises for Seniors

If you trip and fall when you’re young, it’s just a little embarrassing. But if you lose your balance and fall when you’re a senior, it could mean a trip to the emergency room — or worse. More than one-third of people age 65 or older fall every year, making falls the...

2017 Senior Tax Guide: Get the Most from Your Return

Most of us dread doing our taxes, especially if they’re complicated. Too often, older adults and caregivers miss out on important credits and deductions they’re entitled to and end up overpaying. There's a good list of tips on a recent blog post on National Council on...

3 Tips for Long-distance Caregiving

Caring for your aging parents can be challenging. Caring for your aging parents from a distance can be downright overwhelming. If you live more than an hour away from the person you are caring for, then you are one of more than 5 million Americans who provides...

Baby Boomer’s Financial Struggles Continue

Baby Boomers took it in the collective wallet when the financial crisis hit millions of Americans hard, real hard. Nearly half (48%) of them now expect to have a full time or part-time job after they reach "retirement" age. This is way up from 35% before the financial...

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