15 Jul 5 Great Blogs for Seniors
While nothing can replace human-to-human connections, the internet is a great buffer. From learning apps and social media engagement to reading blogs on every subject under the sun, there are multiple ways seniors can take advantage of all the internet has to offer while simultaneously stimulating mental activity and a sense of connection with others.
Blogs Keep Seniors Connected and Inspired
Today, we’d like to point you toward 5 great blogs for seniors. From those that offer credible, senior-centric information to those that are just plain funny, we’ve tried to include a little of everything.
1. Senior Planet
We highly recommend making Senior Planet your first stop on the blog train. It is a tech-oriented guide for seniors. According to the Senior Planet folks, their website/blog is designed for seniors who are “Aging with attitude. Senior Planet harnesses technology to change the way we age. Our courses, programs, and activities help seniors learn new skills, save money, get in shape, and make new friends.”
In addition to blogs that help connect, entertain, and support tech-learning seniors, Senior Planet offers more than 60 online programs to help seniors keep learning, exploring, and connecting. They also staff a Monday-Friday, 9-5 hotline (920-666-1959) to answer any and all senior tech questions.
2. NCOA – Health for Older Adults Blog
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is another website with a wealth of information. It is worth bookmarking as a go-to resource for virtually any senior issue under the sun. Today, however, we’re focusing on their Health for Older Adults blog. New posts are added every two to three days, and topics span the gamut from the latest research on Alzheimer’s treatment options to healthy diet and lifestyle choices.
3. ElderChicks Blog
The blog, ElderChicks, is managed by two senior women, Dr. Barbara Fleisher and Dr. Thelma Reese. It is dedicated to women – one of the fastest-growing populations in the US. The two brilliant and entertaining bloggers want women to acknowledge and embrace “Senior women living in a world most of our mothers and grandmothers didn’t imagine, let alone inhabit.” “Helping each other master the art of senior life” is the goal, and we have no doubt readers will enjoy every post.
4. The GypsyNesters Blog
The GypsyNesters follows the journey of David and Veronica James, who, when they became empty-nesters, “chose to look at this next phase of life as a beginning instead of an ending.” In addition to their blog, where they share their travel stories and tips, they also published a book called “Going Gypsy: One Couple’s Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All,” in which they tell the tales of traveling over 10,000 miles along the backroads of America!
5. With a Little Help Blog
As one of Puget Sound’s most trusted senior care agencies, Our Blog serves our clients, their families, and the public at large. We post timely, research-based information about all aspects of seniors, the aging process, and the range of caregiving options available to allow seniors to age safely, confidently, and independently in their own homes.
Use these blogs to launch a little light, connectivity, and education into your senior household. Are you ready for a bit of support, even if it’s just some errand running, shopping and meal support, or transportation, With a Little Help offers everything from wellness packages and support with daily activities to full-time, in-home care. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.