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Senior Citizens

Name Ideas for a Senior Citizen Group?Groups and clubs are a great way to get folks together for outings. This page provides suggestions for naming a senior citizen's group.


Outside of a Goodwill store

Senior Discount Day at the GoodwillBe sure to get all the discounts that your years on the planet have awarded you. This is a page about senior discount day at the Goodwill.


Two elderly women playing dominos.

Nursing Home Games IdeasGames are a great way to engage senior citizens in nursing homes. This page contains fun game ideas for nursing home residents.


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Advice for Lonely Widow?I am a widow for 3 years to the man who had been my best friend since I was 17. 43 years go by, 4 great kids, and now 5 grandchildren, 3 who he never met.


A senior woman reading in a library.

Educational Resources for SeniorsBesides the public library, there are many online resources available for continuing education. This is a page about educational resources for seniors.


Red Portable Urinal

Using a Portable UrinalTo avoid accidental drips you may need a portable urinal. This is a page about using a portable urinal.


Senior woman using a large magnifying glass to read.

Activities for a Person Who is Legally Blind and Living with Dementia?Mental and physical stimulation is important for everyone when growing older, but especially for those individuals who may be legally blind or living with Altzheimers or dementia. Finding stimulating new activities can slow mental and physical deterioration and can be a healthy outlet for emotions as well.


Uses for Non-Slip Utility Mats

Uses for Non-Slip Utility MatsUtility mats can be cut to fit just about any shape you need. This is a page about uses for non-slip utility mats.


Senior Discounts

Where Do You Get Senior Discounts?Many stores and restaurants offer senior discounts. Finding out which merchants do, can require a bit of investigation. This is a page about, "Where do you get senior discounts?".



Senior man weaving a basket

Activities for an Assisted Living FacilityThis is a page about activities for an assisted living facility. Older citizens who can live independently, but could use some assistance may choose to move to an assisted living facility. Among the benefits of this living arrangement are planned activities.


Couple Reviewing Medicare Insurance

Medicare Part D Insurance Advice?This is a page about Medicare part D insurance advice. Understanding what supplemental health insurance you may need is a challenge when you are on Medicare.


Ederly woman

Definition of ElderlyThis is a page about the definition of elderly. When does a person become elderly? There are definitions that have to do with convention, political entities and services, and personal perceptions including state of mind.


Finding a Good Retirement Community, Houses in a retirement community.

Finding a Good Retirement CommunityThis is a page about finding a good retirement community. Finding a good retirement community can require some research. If you decide to move into a retirement community, it is important that it has the amenities that you want and need.


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Preparing Parents' Home for Aging in Place?Dear brothers and sisters in thrift, I need information on "aging in place". My mother-in-law broke her femur and is currently in rehab. I need to prepare her home for optimal use when she gets home. There is a powder room on the ground floor and she can stay in the living room.


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How Do Attract New Residents for a Retirement Community?I would like to know if anyone has to help find new residents for a retirement community and if so, where have you looked or what activities have you done to get people interested in your residence?


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Golden Passport For Seniors?Can I obtain a golden passport if I am 57 and disabled?



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Crafts and Activities for Seniors?I live in an apartment building for seniors. It's a nonprofit organization, so in other words, we do not have much money for crafts and activities. It's a government apartment. so we all are on Social Security. We need suggestions for things for us to do, fun things that doesn't require a lot of money!



Activities for Blind Alzheimer's Patient?My mother has Alzheimer's and has been blind for about a year. She is bored to tears, literally, and lonely at the nursing home during the day by herself. She can no longer crochet. I tried coloring. No good. I'm trying to find something she can do, by herself during the day until I get there after work to visit.


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Nursing Home Ladies Get Together Ideas?I need to get ideas for the ladies that would like to get together to either talk or knit something that would take their minds off of where they are for awhile.


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Living With An Alcoholic?I'm a senior living with my alcoholic son and my 15 year old dog. I'm walking on eggshells. He blew up on something minor 3 weeks ago and is punishing me. I'm trying to figure out how Al Alon works online. We live in a house that was left to both of us in a trust, so it's not like I can make him move.


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Name Ideas for Church Senior Citizens Groups?I'm looking for some suggestions of names for our senior citizens groups at my church. We are age 55 and up. Let me know what you have.


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One Handed Crafts?My formerly active friend suffered a stroke and is now paralyzed on one side, and bedridden in a nursing home. Her dominant hand is unaffected, the other one has very little strength or movement.


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