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Health Costs Most Significant Factor in Seniors' Well-Being

The health aspects of growing older have become an expensive proposition for seniors. That means older adults should be more motivated than ever to stay healthy. If your senior needs encouragement, consider a professional CAREGiver.

When Travel Expenses Put a Crimp in Senior Road Trips

Traveling can be expensive for older adults on a fixed income. Staying closer to home is always an option for seniors, particularly with a companion to make going out more fun.

10 Cost-Cutting Warning Signs

Following, from the Home Instead Senior Care network and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, are ways that a downturn in the economy could impact seniors. If you're a family caregiver, ask yourself the following questions. If you're an older adult experiencing difficulties because of the economy, contact your local Area Agency on Aging or Home Instead Senior Care office. Or, if you have a financial issue, contact the Garrett Planning Network.

Cutting Corners

The economic slowdown continues to take a toll on the lives of older adults. For the second year in a row, there is no Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) to boost Social Security benefits, according to the Senior Citizens League (TSCL). Rising Medicare premiums will shrink the Social Security benefits of an estimated 25 million seniors, the organization said. Local senior-care experts warn families to be on alert to make sure seniors aren't impacted too severely. Warning signs include skipping medications, pulling the plug on air conditioning and canceling social outings.

10 Reasons Seniors Hang On To Stuff

Taking the approach, just throw the junk out, does not take the senior's situation into mind. It does not address the real reasons behind why seniors want to hold on to items. This list of ten reasons will help you approach the subject of clutter in a more diplomatic matter.

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