Retirement

Medical Travel Tips for Senior Citizens

Ask anyone what they envision doing most in their retirement, and chances are travel will be at the top of their list. For those who have already retired, traveling is a luxury many no doubt look forward to.

Seniors about to take to the road, however, should consider the following tips before heading off to parts unknown.
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Senior Dating

Did you know that more and more online dating sites are accomodating the growing number of seniors who want to meet a special someone whether for romance or friendship?
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Making Friends After Retirement

When you're younger, it seems you can't wait until retirement. After all, who wants to deal with going to work every day and coping with coworkers and a boss? However, many people overlook the opportunities for socialization that working provides. You get out of the house and see people -- apart from your family -- with whom you can converse. Many retirees find that life can be a bit boring after the job ends, primarily because they don't have access to the same level of socialization as they once did.
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Golden Years Are Turning Into Green Years

The adage, "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" is apparently a misconception. When you consider how many people of the senior demographic are continually trying new things, such as making green changes to their lifestyle, it would seem that change is possible no matter a person's age.
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Did You Know?

The senior population is one of the fastest-growing demographics, thus making it a very influential one. There are currently about 500 million people age 65 or older around the world. And many seniors are living longer than ever before. Statistics project that there will be 580,605 centenarians in the United States in 2040.
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Did You Know?

According to United States Census Bureau (USCB) date from 2000 to 2008, more and more seniors are choosing to cohabitate instead of remarry. Between 2000 and 2008, the number of seniors choosing to cohabitate nearly doubled from 1.2 million to 2.2 million.
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Don't Succumb to Stress After Retirement

Perhaps no medical issue flys under the radar more than stress. A recent survey by the American Psychological Association found that one-third of Americans are living with extreme stress, while close to half of all survey respondents felt their stress levels are on the rise.

While stress is a problem many feel stems from work, stress is not solely a byproduct of work, and those without work-related stress can still be overwhelmed by feelings of stress.
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Eliminate the Empty Nest Blues

While some empty nesters bid farewell to their children and return home giddy with plans for that hobby room that has been desired, a fair share feel as empty as their now-vacant house.

It is possible to banish the blues that come from saying goodbye to grown children who are going off to college, getting married or leaving for military duty. Here are some ways to put a smile on your face.
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