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As our name suggests, The Prepared Senior eNewsletter is all about being prepared as one ages. This means knowing about senior resources and services before you need them. We focus on educational websites from the government, non-profits and the private sector, that offer information on being a prepared senior.

May is Older Americans Month 2018 with the theme ...
Engage at Every Age
Every May, the Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, leads our nation's observance of Older American's Month. The 2018 theme, Engage at Every Age, emphasizes that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It also celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a difference in our communities. Explore the links below and engage ...

Doing Good is Good for You!
"If you volunteer for as little as two hours a week, or about 96 hours per year, you may experience improved mental, emotional and physical health-benefits that many older volunteers are reaping because, on average, they contribute almost twice as many hours as any other age group. Volunteering can help to reduce depression, lessen chronic pain and give your
brain a boost. You may even live longer! ..." - READ MORE

Be Well
"It is never too late to get more active or revamp your diet. It is not a matter of training for a marathon or giving up entire food groups, either. Small things can lead to huge differences in the way you feel
and the way your body works. Although you should always consult with your doctor before making changes, there are easy steps you can take toward overall wellness-regardless of your age ..."

Give Back
"Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the lives of community members. It's often referred to as community service and volunteering. No matter what you call it, older Americans are doing it, and in higher numbers than ever before .."

Volunteer Match
Learn about volunteer opportunities across the U.S. and make a difference with your spare time.

Reinvent Yourself
"Today, older Americans are living longer and more healthfully than ever before. What does this mean for our notions of life after a career? Many retirees are finding new inspiration in second careers, helping others, discovering new interests, and pursuing dreams. Reinventing yourself can be fun and rewarding. Even better: it is also good for your mental and physical well-being ..."

"As we age, it's important to engage the services we need to stay well, involved, and independent in our communities. There are many federally supported resources available. This list can help you know where to start ..." - READ MORE

Video Highlight - Is where you live now "aging friendly?"
"Most people prefer to stay put as they age.  Use these tips to assess how aging friendly your home and community are ..."

Long-term care: Is where you live now
Long-term care: Is where you live now "aging friendly?"

More on aging in your home - READ MORE

Other websites you can explore ...

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Find healthy aging resources online:
Mental Health and Relationships
Explore resources on mental health and relationships in everyday living - CLICK HERE
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May 4 - 6, 2018
Abilities Expo
New Jersey Convention & Expo Center
Edison, New Jersey
Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals.

May 12, 2018
Salute to Seniors 
Denver Convention Center, Denver, Colorado
The 29th Annual Salute to Seniors is on Saturday May 12th in the Mile High Ballroom at the Colorado Convention Center. Plan to attend and learn more about resources and services for older adults -

May 17, 2018
Caregiving Symposium
The Plaza Convention Center, Longmont, Colorado
The event is designed for Boulder County residents who provide care for older relatives, partners or friends. It provides family caregivers the opportunity to visit with service providers, enhance caregiving skills, learn about eldercare issues, and share with each other. The Caregiving Symposium is sponsored by the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, a division of Community Services, and TRU PACE - LEARN MORE

May 18 - 20, 2018
Sandy Home and Gadget Show
South Towne Exposition Center, Sandy, Utah
Sandy Home and Gadget Show at the South Towne Expo Center. Find exciting new trends and ideas for the home.

View the National Events Calendar
Check out events you may want to attend in 2018. Here are some of the larger organizations hosting special interest expos across the U.S. -

Looking for other events in your area?

Alzheimer's Association Classes & Workshops
The Alzheimer's Association can help you get the information you need about memory loss and dementia - LEARN MORE

Senior Centers
Find local senior centers in your area. Many host small senior resource shows and educational workshops for older adults. Don't know where your local senior centers are? Call Eldercare Locator to connect to your local Area Agency on Aging - Call the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 8PM eastern time.
Read more about Senior Centers - CLICK HERE

Local and City Newspapers
Be sure to check your local and regional city newspapers to find local events, along with looking at their online editions.

Senior-Oriented Newspapers
Another great resource for anything senior are "Senior-oriented Newspapers." Check out these local senior papers which have print and online editions:
Google It - Search on "Your City Senior Expos" or "Your City Senior Events" to find local senior resource events and shows in your area put on by members in your community -

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Stay Safe Online - STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
This website from the National Cyber Security Alliance has tips on staying safe online. 

Practice good online safety habits with these general tips and advice on staying safe online  - CLICK HERE
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