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Five of the Best Tech Tools They’ll Love (And Will Give You Peace of Mind)

One of the hardest things about our loved ones needing more care is when we have to be away from them. We worry. Are they eating? Are they taking their meds? Are they OK? Thanks to technology, it’s easier than ever to stay in touch. And, even better, there are now tech tools for seniors for almost any need you can imagine. Yeah, there’s an app for that! We at Classy Pal support your efforts to help your loved one stay independent and enjoying life to the fullest. We've scoured the tech world to bring you some of our favorite tech tools to help make your loved one's days a bit easier and your mind more at ease. If your...

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Social at Any Age: 4 Ways to Keep Your Loved One Socially Connected

As we get older, our social circle just tends to shrink. Friends and loved ones move away. We lose others to illness or death. Even illnesses and circumstances can impact how much we are able to get out and about. Staying socially connected can be a challenge! Ironically, this is also the time in life when social engagement is more important than ever! Studies tell us that social engagement for seniors has profound effects on health and healthy aging1,2: Being socially active is consistently associated with healthy biomarkers. Being socially engaged has been linked with lower levels of inflammatory markers associated with age-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, and some forms of cancer. People who are socially active...

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Caring For A Loved One: The 5 Best Self-Care Tips For Caregivers

If you make sure mom or dad get to their appointments on time, you’re a caregiver. If you help an aging parent perform some of their daily tasks like eating or dressing, you’re a caregiver. If you do things for anyone who routinely needs assistance, you’re a caregiver. You. Are. A. Caregiver. So often, people who do things like making sure an aging parent has food prepared, getting them to appointments and such don’t see themselves as caregivers. Caring for a loved one, helping with those little day-to-day- tasks, is just what we do because we love and care about them. But stack up a bunch of those little things over the course of days or weeks and you’ll find...

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When a smile says it all – Five Perfect, Practical and Adaptive Gifts

Picking just the right gift takes time and sometimes a little research. You want your gift to be special. You want it to be useful. And most importantly, you want it to be useable and not something that will sit in a drawer or require a team to put it together. This consideration is especially important when choosing a gift for a loved one who may have special needs or who struggles with everyday items. The good news is that there are so many great adaptive gifts for adults. Choosing great gifts for seniors or adaptive gifts for your loved ones doesn’t have to be hard. By looking for the right combination of form and function, you can choose something...

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Discreet Chic – Where Fashion Meets Functionality

Let’s be honest. Everyone wants to look and feel their best. We want to be fashionable, well-groomed and stylish. But, it’s inevitable. At some point, we all struggle with even the simplest tasks that can leave us feeling less than cute. Age, illness and the difficulties they bring can leave us struggling to do even the simplest tasks with ease. It can be harder to hold utensils, to eat without spilling or to manage personal needs like bathing and dressing. It can leave one feeling frustrated and defeated. When everyday activities become too hard, daily living aids, also known as adaptive devices, can help make it easier to get things done. When it comes to personal daily living aids, not...

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