You’ve got to love the internet, if not for facebook and YouTube, then at least for the plethora of information you can find within only a few minutes! Looking through some great websites, I’ve rounded up some interesting and helpful articles and blog posts pertaining to older adults, that you hopefully find equally interesting.
The New York Times has a quick post on their Well blog about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation that all Baby Boomers get tested for hepatitis C. This has been all over the news lately, and the blog post, which you can read here, easily explains why Boomers should get tested.
Over on AARP’s website, the results of a recent study by BMO Retirement Services are highlighted. The survey found that the majority of employers are more than happy to continue employing older workers past the traditional retirement age. The survey findings are summed up in this quote: “There appears to be a growing recognition in corporate America that employees in their sixties possess valuable institutional experience and expertise.” You can read the full blog post here.
Are you sick of paying a high cable bill every month? AARP also has a great article with tips on how to get rid of your cable and still watch your favorite TV programs and movies. Check out their article “Who Needs Cable: 6 cheaper ways to watch great television shows” to see if any of their ideas sound good.
In the way of nutrition and healthy eating, health.com features an article detailing eight ways to “boost flavor, not calories,” which you can read here. The article gives suggestions on how to keep away from salt and butter without having to choke down bland tasting food, and has links to some delicious-sounding recipes.
And, ending on a positive note, across the web on NPR’s site, you can read this article that talks about how today’s seniors are more physically and financially fit. Compared to 1980, older adults can expect to live six years longer, and deaths from heart disease and stroke have decreased by a whopping 50%. The article also highlights one statistic that we at Coastline are particularly proud of: “only four percent of those over 65 are in nursing homes” - a figure that hasn’t changed in 20 years.
Happy surfing and reading!