Does it seem to you like the older adults in your life struggle to protect their Facebook and other social media accounts from being hacked? You would be correct. Seniors are often the victims of Facebook hacks, for reasons ranging from choosing weak passwords to accepting friend requests from scammers.
So, you’re waiting for a friend at your local coffee shop and there is some time to kill. That “Free Wi-Fi” sign near the half-and-half looks tempting, but you hesitate before logging in. Is it safe? Are hackers skulking around waiting for unsuspecting coffee drinkers like you to open the floodgates to your personal information?
As we age, our metabolism slows down, senses weaken, and chronic health conditions are more apt to surface. While we can’t control our genes, we can control what we put in our bodies and good, healthy eating is the first step to aging gracefully. The good news is that it’s a snap to make smart, healthy eating choices to help ensure overall wellbeing. A great place to start is reducing the amount of salt in your diet.
Exercise is important at every stage in life. It is essential for cardiovascular fitness, diabetes prevention or management, and maintaining muscle tone and core strength. Working out has proven benefits for not only your physical health but also your mental and emotional well-being.
This summer, you’ll likely take the time to wash windows, vacuum cobwebs, organize closets, and clean out garages in preparation for fall and the upcoming holidays. But do you give your trusted computer the same attention?
Whether your role as a caregiver has you looking out for an elderly relative, children, or both, chances are good that you’ve worried about how the COVID-19 pandemic may continue to affect your ability to provide necessary care.