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4 Things to Consider When Deciding on a 55+ Community

4 Things to Consider When Deciding on a 55+ Community

Guest Post by Hal Salazar | When it’s time to think about moving on to a 55+ community, there are so many things to consider. From the cost to the number of services you’ll require, figuring out the process can definitely be a challenge. The good news is that there...

How Seniors Can Take Control of Their Health

How Seniors Can Take Control of Their Health

Guest Post by Kim Dalton | A number of studies have been conducted on the sources of senior stress. One of the most commonly cited reasons seniors experience stress is because they perceive a lack of control in their lives. Whether that is due to their need for a...

The benefits of gardening

The benefits of gardening

Guest Post by Kim Dalton of Senior Gardener | Gardening is a fantastic hobby to pick up in your spare time. It’s fun, healthy, and incredibly rewarding, and you can invest as little or as much money into it as you want. You don’t even have to spend much time working...

Retirement Projects: Gardens and Accessible Showers

Retirement Projects: Gardens and Accessible Showers

If you are a gardener, you'll definitely want to check out Episode 38 of the Seniortopia Show. There, we chat with John and Jacq Ewan about their homespun path to early retirement (hint: no high finance, no gurus involved!). During our far-ranging conversation with...

Bridging the gray/brown divide

Bridging the gray/brown divide

This book by Marc Freedman, the CEO of Encore.org, defines the "gray/brown divide" as the gulf that society imposes between seniors and young people. Freedman has spent decades researching and working on the front lines of intergenerational projects and as a result,...

Confronting my own ageism

Confronting my own ageism

Most of us are familiar with this optical illusion in which you see either a young woman or an old one, but not both at the same time.  The younger you are, the more likely you are to see the young woman first, but the fact is most of us have a bias toward youth. The...

How to be nobody’s fool

How to be nobody’s fool

Most of us are aware of the dangers of email phishing and other scams that await the unwary. On Episode 21 of the Seniortopia Show, we talk with Jules Hannaford, author and podcaster (Fool Me Twice) who shares her own harrowing story of losing thousands of dollars to...

Breaking down the mental walls that divide us

Breaking down the mental walls that divide us

We hear it often, variations on the theme “Why can’t we all just get along?” Around the world, people seem to be getting more and more divided. We sort ourselves right v left, white v nonwhite, urban v rural, rich v poor, old v young. Right now I’m in Chile, where...

The bee’s knees?

The bee’s knees?

Did you know the knee was the largest joint in the human body?  It goes without saying that knees are complex and play a key role in healthy aging.  Knees are an issue many of us are dealing with, some of us have been dealing with pain from a fall or a twist...

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