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Technology, Senior Activities, Senior Life 10 Apps Every Senior Should Have

When it comes to technology, older generations traditionally lag behind their kids and grandkids, set in the ways they did things back “in the good old days.” This is not the case when it comes to cellphones. The majority of seniors recognize that cellphones are an important tool to help them to stay connected to their friends and families. According to the Pew Research Center, 91 percent of Americans ages 65 and older own a cellphone, and slightly more than half of them (53 percent) are smartphones.

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Senior living, Senior Life Our Favorite Ways to Make Friends at a Senior Living Community

When was the last time you made a new friend? As we get older and more settled, it’s easy to get in the habit of doing the same things with the same people. We don’t have the opportunity or the necessity to widen our circle of friends. But having these relationships is vital for seniors.

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Caregiver Resources 7 Resources for Caregivers Near Dacula, Georgia

As seniors age, caring for them often falls upon their loved ones. Many family members willingly step into the role of caregiver even though they have no experience, no formal training, and little idea of where to turn for help.

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Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia Care 8 Signs It's Time to Move Your Loved One to a Dementia Care Community

As we age, we often become forgetful. Seniors may have trouble remembering where they put their reading glasses, or they may struggle to find the right word when it’s on the tip of their tongue. They might occasionally pay a bill late or come home from the store without the one item they meant to buy. These are all normal signs of aging, and most likely nothing to worry about.

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Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Senior Resources, Dementia Resources 5 Dementia Resources Near Dacula, GA

Approximately 10 million people are diagnosed with dementia each year, according to research by the World Health Organization. But that number probably doesn’t mean much to you unless you or someone you love is one of those people.

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Events, Senior Events 8 Can’t-Miss Events at the Gwinnett County Public Library

Dacula, Georgia, is less than 40 miles away from Atlanta, but still retains the small-town, rural feel that attracts its residents. And although only about 6,000 people live in Dacula, they are counted among Gwinnett County’s 900,000-plus residents, and as such can take advantage of the county’s many resources. 

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Life Enrichment, Volunteer 9 Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors Near Dacula, GA

Recent retirees who are looking for something to do with all their free time often start volunteering. Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community, and it offers health benefits as well. A Mayo Clinic study on the benefits of volunteering found that it can reduce stress and depression, and might even help you live longer. There are many organizations that could use help from volunteers. Here are nine volunteer opportunities for seniors who live in, or near, Dacula, Georgia.

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Senior Resources, Senior Activities Everything You Need to Know About the Gwinnett L.I.F.E. Program

We all know how critical it is to stay physically active to remain healthy as we age, but more and more studies like this one by the National Institutes of Health show that staying socially active is just as important. If you have recently retired, and have more free time, you may be looking for new ways to stay busy. If you live in Gwinnett County, Georgia, you won’t have any trouble finding a wide variety of activities designed with seniors in mind. With 12 recreation centers and 47 parks, there is always something to do in Gwinnett County.

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Assisted living Assisted Living in Dacula: What to Consider Before Moving

We all dream of living a healthy, active, independent lifestyle in our golden years. But for some seniors that lifestyle is only possible if they have a little help with tasks they used to take for granted, such as dressing and bathing. If that describes you or a loved one, it may be time to think about assisted living. Here are some things to consider before making the move to an assisted living community.

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Independent living Independent Living in Dacula, GA: 7 Things to Know

When your kids are grown and you’ve retired, your home may start to feel too big for you. You don’t need all that space anymore, and you don’t want the trouble of keeping it up. But before you sell your house, only to buy or rent a smaller one or lease an apartment, you may want to consider moving to an independent living community. Here are seven things you need to know about independent living to help you decide if it’s right for you:

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