Archive for January, 2018

retiree new year's resolutions

It may seem cliché to create a list of New Year’s resolutions, but there’s a reason it’s so popular … especially for retirees (and pre-retirees). The beginning of a new year is a great time to think about where you want to go in the months ahead — and then create a plan to take you there.

Chances are, staying healthy and continuing to be financially independent are at the top of your wish list.

If that’s the case, here’s a list of resolutions every retiree should consider stealing:
1. Eat colorfully
There’s a simple trick to making sure you’re getting a broad sp…

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A natural disaster, or just a particularly nasty storm, can put you and your family in dire straits for a substantial period. Whether it’s the possible end of the world – or just a bomb cyclone – it’s essential to be prepared with provisions and the proper tools.

A sunlight-heated oven, a water-powered flashlight, and several other devices could be a difference maker when modern conveniences fail.

When an emergency occurs, you want to ensure your family is ready and prepared to minimize disruptions to your way of life. Have these simple household items on hand s…

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grandkids, grandchildren, activities

Nothing beats spending quality time with your grandchildren, but as the temperatures outside drop during the winter, it can significantly limit your options when choosing activities kids will enjoy.

Thankfully, there’s a plethora of indoor activities grandkids, as well as grandparents, can enjoy doing together. Of course, there are the usual ideas — books, board games, coloring and drawing — but you didn’t come here for those. You came here for ideas you wouldn’t typically come up with on your own.

So here are some unique and fun indoor activities you can do w…

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Winter is filled with weather catastrophes. Between the “bomb cyclones” dumping mounds of snow, and powerful rainstorms toppling trees and power lines, it’s a wonder any home remains standing.
Weatherproofed homes are a necessity no matter the climate, and there are several uncomplicated and efficient ways to keep your home insulated, energy-efficient and safe.
Here are some weatherproofing ideas to consider for this winter and all of the seasons ahead.

Weatherproofing Outside the House

Inspect the Roof
Inspect the roof of your house, detached garage and tool she…

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Everyone has strong feelings about New Year’s resolutions. There are people who feel that making, and sticking to, a New Year’s Resolution is vital to starting the year on the right foot. The opposing camp feels that setting a New Year’s resolution is pointless because the intention is never seen through to the end.

New Year’s resolutions are an important practice for older adults as long as goals are broad. We suggest everyone make a New Year’s resolution while keeping in mind one of the eight dimensions of wellness. The dimensions of wellness are ideas that a…

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