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Here are the top ten articles for the Senior Issues Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Stranger Danger for Seniors
Every day, intellegent, active, independent seniors are financially exploited or otherwise abused by strangers. This article will show seniors some of the techniques that are used by the predators that specialize in targeting seniors. Become aware, and empowered to protect yourself or a senior.
2. Retreat to Advance
Renew and refresh your life by taking a personal retreat. This article shares ideas on howand why to plan your own personal retreat.
3. Find the Right Place for You
Tips to help ease the way to finding the right Adult Care Home (ACH). This article discusses some of the subtle but important issues around meal times at ACH.
4. Time to Rebuild Your Social Life
Part two of an article that shares easy ways for seniors to take steps to rebuild their social lives, meet new friends, and deepen the connections that they already have.
5. Let's Talk About Life Support - Ventilators
Is keeping someone alive on a ventilator the kindest choice?
6. Seniors Say The Darndest Things
Do you remember the old television show hosted by Art Linkletter, "Kids Say The Darndest Things"? How do you handle the situation when a Senior makes inappropriate comments? Find some suggestions for how to handle the situation and how not to handle the situation.
7. Making Life-Prolonging Decisions
Do you have a Health Care Power of Attorney? Do you have a Living Will? The day may come when you will be unable to make health care decisions for yourself. Do your loved ones know your wishes concerning life-prolonging measures?
8. Living Long vs. Living Well
How old do you expect to be on the last birthday of your life? Do you want to live a long life or are you ready to check out now? If you are interested in living a long life, you might be able to influence that outcome.
9. Organizing Your Stuff
How much “stuff” have you accumulated over the course of your life? Do you ever throw anything out? Do you recycle unused items? Spring might be the perfect time to organize your stuff.
10. Adult Protective Services: Financial Abuse
Financial exploitation is a huge problem for elderly people. Find out what financial exploitation looks like. Get some tips on how to avoid or at least minimize it. Learn when to report it to Adult Protective Services.
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