Archive for August, 2017

These New Gadgets Could Be Game Changers For Senior Living

A sophisticated depth sensor hanging over the front door of an elderly couple’s home in eastern South Dakota tracks their walking speed and even recognizes if either falls. Inside the home, infrared motion sensors monitor the couple as they move from room to room. Even their mattress is fitted with sensors — one on each [...]

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10 Apps to Help Older Adults Stay Connected to Family & Life

As more seniors than ever before own smartphones, connect to the internet and use social media , they’re exploring a whole new world. Americans age 50 and older are quickly catching up to younger smartphone users, according to the Pew Research Center . About three-quarters   of people age 50 to 64 owned a smartphone last [...]

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Here’s What Social Security Pays the Average American

Hint: It’s hardly a number to write home about. Maurie Backman (TMFBookNerd) Jul 31, 2017 at 7:01AM It’s no secret that countless Americans rely on Social Security to stay afloat financially in retirement. But an alarming number of workers are placing way too much emphasis on those benefits and aren’t saving on their own.And that’s [...]

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Americans agree on the best way to invest money – but they’re wrong

Emmie Martin Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 | 2:59 PM ET Here’s how young people should invest their first $10,000    Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016 | 10:01 AM ET | 00:53 If you’re saving up for the future, you’re on the right track. But where you put that money matters as much as how much you’re able [...]

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