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Senior air travel, friend or foe?

Written by fernando on 5th April 2018

We fly frequently and no matter where we go, there are always those stressful moments. It got us thinking about senior air travel and what the whole experience of air travel must be like for a senior citizen. Flying in today’s environment is stressful. Everything takes longer because of the extensive security procedures. There are […]

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The secret diary of Hendrik Groen, the 83 ¼ year old who conquered our hearts!

Written by fernando on 26th March 2018

“The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old”. This unique diary has won over readers far beyond its homeland (the Netherlands). In fact, the translation rights of the award-winning book have been sold to more than 35 countries! The book is on the international best-sellers list and has since been developed into a […]

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Winter Olympic 2018 Medals

The 2018 Olympic Winter Games: Passion Connected

Written by fernando on 5th February 2018

Source: The Olympic and Paralympic Games have always been a synonym for unity through sports. It’s an event that even those of us who dislike sports can appreciate and talk about. The Winter Olympics, in particular, just have a special kind of atmosphere. It could be that all those snowy images we see remind […]

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Allan Karlsson hasn’t always been 100 years old

Book review: Allan Karlsson, 100 years old and still looking for adventure!

Written by fernando on 26th January 2018

Although The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson came out a few years ago, it really is worth a mention, as its wacky humour and unexpected plot changes make it a really good read (as long as you accept that in Allan Karlsson’s world, anything can happen). Published in […]

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Books to read by the fire

Books to read by the fire: this list will get you through the dark winter months!

Written by fernando on 14th December 2017

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home “ Edith Sitwell Indeed, it is. When winter comes around, especially during December, most of us crave the comforts of our warm and toasty […]

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Age in Place: Advice for Designing a Senior Friendly Home

Written by fernando on 5th July 2017

As life expectancies continue to increase throughout the world, Senior populations have risen accordingly. Seniors today are not only living longer, but also healthier and more active than ever before. Along with these demographic changes, there has come a growing interest in the concept of aging in place. According to a market study conducted by […]

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Learn how to combat Senior Financial Abuse

6 Simple Ways to combat Senior Financial Abuse

Written by fernando on 29th June 2017

The elderly lose an estimated $3 billion a year to scams and other senior financial abuse, according to Consumer Reports. A generally trusting personality combined with ample savings (“nest egg”) makes many seniors a prime target for fraudsters. According to Senior LinkAge, many elderly individuals don’t want to believe that someone would take advantage of […]

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“Russel, Carl Fredricksen and Dug”

Movie UP Revisited – An uplifting adventure

Written by fernando on 29th June 2017

Up is a story about aging and realizing that life is messy and not something that we can always control. No matter how you look at it, through the eyes of a child or a senior, there are lessons to be learned on how to get the most out of life. Especially if you want […]

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