Articles related to retirement hobbies

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Why you should volunteer for digital inclusion

Have you thought about the consequences of how the very tools that connect us to our loved ones are unavailable to those who may be needing it the most? We should all find ways to help those seniors who have fallen behind in the digital revolution. Older generations are missing out on the opportunities of connecting with loved ones on the regular because they lack the necessary tech skills.

Topics: digital isolationsocial isolationretirement hobbieslonelinessfamilylong-distance familyexpats

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Monday, December 23, 2019

How to organize a holiday workshop: mixing friends with family

If you also have a distributed family, it can be hard to find the time to spend quality time with both friends and family when you come home for the Holidays. At the same time your retired parents might have a hard time making new connections since they recently left work. What better way then to kill two birds with one stone and invite both you friends and their parents over for a Christmas workshop for some good fun, baking and other fun activities. Here's our story of how we did it.

Topics: lonelinesscommunitywellnessfamilyexpatslong-distance familyretirementretirement hobbies

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Monday, November 18, 2019

6 ideas for retirement friendly part-time jobs

Retirement doesn't have to mean isolation and disengagement from a productive environment. Check out this list of part-time jobs tailored for retired adults. We have worked out a list of ideas on how to improve both your financial situation as well as your engagement through taking on small jobs, even after retirement.

Topics: retirementretirement planningretirement hobbieswellness

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Monday, October 28, 2019

5 ideas for a playful Halloween in retirement

'We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.' Quite right, who ever said aging requires being serious? Staying curious and playful requires more effort as we age. But we can do it, it's up to us how long we want to stay young. A contented and carefree spirit is the key to healthier and happier aging.

Topics: retirement hobbieswellnesslifestyleage at homesocial isolation

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Is your Mom on Facebook too?

Do you often find embarrassing photos of you on facebook, visible to all your friends, coworkers and your boss - perhaps your is mom on facebook too? The number of 55+ users surged and became the second-biggest demographic of Facebook users in 2018. Why aren't more businesses working on being more inclusive of this user group when designing digital experiences?

Topics: retirement hobbiesdigital isolationwellnesslonelinesslong-distance familyexpatsfamily

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Do these 4 things to stay independent as you age

This is the single most common reason many seniors end up requiring long-term care and living assistance from family, professionals or even full-time care at nursing homes. Here are some tips on what you can start doing today to safeguard your independence as you age.

Topics: wellnessage at homeretirement hobbiessocial isolationloneliness

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Monday, June 24, 2019

This is the secret to a long and healthy life ;)

No matter how old you are or what your motivation is, staying in shape as you age is perhaps the single greatest favour you can do for your future self. We all know that exercise is good for us but for some reason, the older we get, the less we excercise. Contrary to popular belief, poor balance, muscle weakness, weaker bones, and declining mental health has a lot more to do with inactivity than age.

Topics: long-distance familysenior carefamilyexpatsretirement hobbies

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Monday, May 20, 2019

3 steps to a meaningful connection

The objective of the event is to connect individuals who have either a different political conviction or a different demographic in the hope of fostering greater mutual understanding. While we are nearly half a century apart in age, we both shared a lot of common interests. We both really enjoy reading, and we both run websites.

Topics: wellnesslifestyleretirement hobbiesloneliness

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