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Mobility Couldn't be Easier

As we age getting around and doing the things we want and need to do can be tiresome and difficult.  Today mobility couldn't be easier.  With all of the options and prices of mobility products almost everyone can afford one of the products to make their life easier.  Don't get me wrong, the first choice is exercise as a lifestyle choice.  This is the cheapest and best option for an independent life.  Some people have medical conditions that are unavoidable which have prevented them from maintaining strength and endurance.  Others have the ability and strength to get around but may lack the endurance.  I took my mother shopping the other day at her request, however, I noticed not long after arriving at the store she looked tired.  With no where to sit and rest I call it an early day and we went home.  I could tell she was relieved, but she never complained.  Here are some options that are affordable and I will tell you what they are capable of performing.  
     Powered wheelch…

Senior Citizens Signs for Home and Humor

This post is to provide you with a place to find signs for your home and provide a little humor for your guest.  If you like one just click on the picture and it will take you to a site to purchase one for yourself or a family member.  Enjoy.




I find these quite humorous and thought you might enjoy them as well.

For Stickers of all types click here

What is Cognitive Impairment?

What is cognitive impairment and how does it affect you.  More importantly, what can be done about it.  Dealing with the physical changes that occur as we age is bad enough, but the mental decline that we experience can be even worse to accept.  Maybe we don't have to give in to decline in the age of new research on the growing population of baby boomers.

     So exactly what is cognitive impairment?  According to the CDC, cognitive impairment manifest itself when one has trouble remembering or learning new things.  Another sign of cognitive impairment is a decline in concentration or decision making affecting ones life.  These deficiencies can be mild or severe.  With mild cases one can usually tell that they have impaired cognitive function but can still manage their everyday activities.   With more severe cases, the person may not be able to live independently any longer.

     Another downside to cognitive impairment is the cost.  People with a cognitive impairment have 3 times …

A Senior Citizen Age Varies among the Masses

With so many baby boomers retiring, many people question when there are considered a senior citizen. A senior citizens age has traditionally been considered when an individual reaches the age of 65 now 66.  That's the magic number when full retirement kicks in and one can expect to start receiving a check while enjoying their golden years.  Many things put off during working years can now be pursued and enjoyed.

Due to a healthier and more active generation the term senior citizen tends to leave a bad taste in many people's mouth.  More and more people are active and healthier today than ever.  With all the advancements in medicine and widespread availability of health care people are living a more healthier and active life.  Due to this increase in life expectancy, the federal government has passed legislation to have the retirement age increased to 67 by the year 2027.

  Where does the expression senior citizen come from anyways.  It was a term used in a 1938 political camp…

Apps for Senior Citizens

Didn't think the new technology out today could be for you.  Think again.  There are many new apps that are out that can help you with your day to day task.  Even the guys will like some of these.  So lets get started.

ParKing (Google Playstore)  QuickPark (App Store)Download either of these that are compatible with your cellphone or device and never search for your car again.  These can be used offline as well with maps that will get you back to your automobile in a flash.
2. Pillboxie ( Google Playstore)  Pill Reminder (App Store)
Easy to use apps never let you forget to take your medication again. You can use these apps to set the time and date and it will display a picture of the pill as well as the name and dose.  These apps will let you know when it is time to reorder your medication and they will allow you to keep in touch with your doctor.
   3. Optical Eyeglasses ( Google Playstore)  Pocket Glasses ( App Store)
Forgot your glasses.  No problem.  See menus and read prescription…

Get Your Next Degree for Free

Image via Wikipedia      If you are over 60 and have a love for learning it is possible that you can earn your first or next degree for free, or a least at a discounted price.  Most if not all states offer free or reduced rates for seniors interested in returning to college.  I am putting together a comprehensive list of the colleges offering discounted or free tuition for you complete with contact information.  If I miss something please feel free to leave me a comment and I will add the information you submit.  Some colleges only offer classes for audit and only if there is a seat available.  You should contact the financial aid office of the college or university you are interested in to find out what they offer and what requirements that you have to meet.  If you do not qualify for a grant or scholarship, then ask your tax advisor about the $10,000.00 Lifetime Learning Credit.  Remember that you are never to old to learn something new and attending college is just one of the many …

Wisconsin

Community Colleges

Blackhawk Technical College - http://www.blackhawk.edu/
Contact info  608-758-6900
Senior Citizen course Audit information

Gateway Technical Collegehttps://www.gtc.edu
Contact Info  1/800-247-7122
Senior Citizen course Audit information

Nicolete Collegehttp://www.nicoletcollege.edu/
Contact info  715-365-4410
Registration Forms,  Seniors pay a reduced Tuition although not sure by how much. 

Waukesha County Technical College - http://www.wctc.edu/
Contact Info  262-691-5566
Auditing Classes for Seniors
Learning in Retirement (LIR) program  

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical Collegehttp://www.witc.edu/
Contact Info 715-468-2815
Senior Fee Information 

Silver Lake Collegehttp://www.sl.edu/
Contact Info  1-800-236-4752
Senior Auditing courses Info


Universities


Marquette Universityhttp://marquette.edu/
Contact Info  1-800-222-6544
Senior Citizen Discount

Mount Mary Universityhttp://www.mtmary.edu/
Contact Info  414-930-3000
Senior Citizen Discount

University of Wisconsin La Crosse -…

West Virginia Colleges that Offer Reduced or Free Tuition for Senior Citizens

Universities 

West Virginia Universityhttp://admissions.wvu.edu/home
Contact Info  304-293-2121
Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Form

Bethany Collegehttp://www.bethanywv.edu/
Contact Info  304-829-7000
Senior Discount
Senior citizens, age 55 and up, may take up to 3 credits/semester tuition free; other fees apply (such as course fees).

University of Charlestonhttp://www.ucwv.edu/
Contact Info  1-800-995-4682
Senior Information
The University of Charleston offers a special Senior Citizen Rate to persons age 60 and above enrolled as either degree-seeking or non-degree students

Concord Universityhttp://www.concord.edu/
Contact info   1800-344-6679
Senior Discount may or may not be available but was added in 2007

Wheeling Jesuit University - http://www.wju.edu/
Contact info  304-243-2359
Senior Application for non-degree seeking students

Shepherd Universityhttp://www.shepherd.edu/
Contact info  304-876-5000
Senior Tuition Discount for non-degree seeking students 


Washington

RCW 28B.15.540


Consistent with the regulations and procedures established by the governing boards of the state universities, the regional universities, and The Evergreen State College and the state board for community and technical colleges, each institution may for Washington residents who are sixty years of age or older: (1) Waive, in whole or in part, the tuition and services and activities fees for students who qualify under this section and who are enrolled for credit, and (2) Waive, in whole or in part, the tuition and services and activities fees for students who qualify under this section, but charge a nominal fee not to exceed five dollars per quarter, or semester, as the case may be, for such students who are enrolled on an audit basis: PROVIDED, That residents enrolling with fee exemptions under this section shall register for not more than two quarter or semester courses at one time on a space available basis, and no new course sections shall be created as a direct result of…