Five Essential Reads to Enhance Senior Living

recommended by Daisy Reynolds

When we reach our senior years, there are a few things that most of us strive for, such as being physically and mentally healthy, feeling included within society, and having an enhanced way of living. For anybody that’s reached their golden years, this collection of books will offer ways to improve your wellbeing, enrich your lifestyle, remain active and embrace technology to keep up with society.

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    SeniorITy: How AI and tech can enhance senior living
    by Lucia Dore & Carole Railton

    In 'SeniorITy', authors Lucia Dore & Carole Railton share their insights into how senior living can be enhanced by AI and technology, and why accessible technology should be a priority for all. Whether readers are feeling inspired, frustrated, fearful or curious about the ever-growing number of technological advancements, 'SeniorITy' offers practical guidance for both seniors themselves and those in their support network, such as family, friends and carers. Designed to be an accessible guide broken down into easy-to-read chapters, it is simple for anyone to reference as needed. In a society increasingly built on technology, without the information in this book, seniors may feel they are falling behind. With senior isolation already a major concern, the right applications of AI technology could provide the answer. 'SeniorITy' is a must-read for seniors looking to lead a more independent, connected and empowered life in the modern world, confident in the knowledge that they are keeping up with their younger counterparts.

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    Core Exercises for Seniors: Boost Energy, Build Balance, Strength and Confidence for Active Aging Af
    by Baz Thompson & Britney Lynch

    Do you find it hard to accomplish simple daily tasks? Are you looking for an easy way to strengthen your muscles without going to the gym? Are you ready to change your life for the better? If so, then 'Core Exercises for Seniors' is for you! Oftentimes, we forget about the importance of having a strong core. Your muscles gradually lose mass and strength as you grow older, and because of this, your capacity to do basic tasks is also reduced. Our core is responsible for helping us achieve so many basic tasks! Things like sitting down, getting up, getting dressed, taking a shower, and that’s only scratching the surface Author Baz Thompson is a senior health expert, and throughout the books shares his knowledge so you can get all the tips, tricks, tools, and techniques that will have you feeling spry and young once more.

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    Balance Exercises for Seniors: Easy Workouts to Prevent Falls, Regain Coordination and Self-Confiden
    by Suzanne Berggren & Vince S.

    Falling at a certain age can be a very serious thing, because our body, being more fragile, is more prone to injuries and fractures that can turn out to be irreversible, significantly reducing mobility, often forcing to continuous assistance, or in many cases, be downright fatal. Balance is among those things that with aging can begin to fail, making even a small obstacle like a step a real mountain to climb, but it’s also one of those things that generally you do not think it can be trained. The good news is that you can! You can train balance and coordination, correct your posture strengthening your core and legs, significantly reducing the risk of falling and the fear that comes with it, with different types of workouts specific to the level of imbalance you have. 'Balance Exercises for Seniors' is a practical guide to improve your mobility and balance, whilst boosting your confidence, enabling you to be more independent. For anyone looking to prevent falls and recover coordination, then this book is a must-read.

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    Computers For Seniors For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))
    by Faithe Wempen

    Most people new to computers find them a little intimidating at first. But with the right guidance, even a total novice can be sending email and banking online in no time at all. 'Computers For Seniors For Dummies' is your must-have computing companion, full of crystal clear, step-by-step instructions for accessing websites, opening and using programs, and keeping yourself safe from viruses and hackers. And unlike the confusing "tips" from your son-in-law, you can rely on the For Dummies brand to deliver advice that actually works! Whether you've set up your computer and are ready to start using it or it's still sitting in the box, this book walks you through each and every step you need to take to connect with your family or share your photos with your friends on Facebook. 'Computers For Seniors For Dummies' is your one-stop resource for taking control of your computer, transforming it from an expensive paperweight into the most useful gadget in your home. Filled with easy-on-the-eyes type and tons of explanatory images, this is the book that will finally get you up to speed on personal computing.

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    Not Fade Away: How to Thrive in Retirement
    by Celia Dodd

    Retirement is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be yourself and do what you want to do. It offers new possibilities for personal growth through learning, retraining, travelling and friendship. But it is also one of the biggest transitions we face, and brings huge psychological and emotional challenges. It's not surprising that many people struggle with the adjustment to a different pace of life. 'Not Fade Away' guides the reader through these challenges: dealing with the loss of status and routine, reinventing relationships, managing money, and above all, finding new meaning and purpose. It brings together expert advice and insights from people retiring now, who speak from the heart about the lessons they've learned and the new sources of fulfilment they've discovered. By cutting a clear path through the maze of choices on offer for people retiring today - which may or may not involve giving up work completely - 'Not Fade Away' inspires you to make up your own mind and take control of your future. And that, experts agree, is the key to a good retirement.

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