Boomer Babe's Blog For Boomers
There's a precious moment in an episode of TV's Boston Legal when Denny Crane, the ‘mad-cow-diseased' founding attorney reflects, “It’s fun being me," that struck home with enough viewers to create a t-shirt with those words. Is it middle age when we first become truly comfortable with who we are? We’re not very different in the way we think, talk, or behave from when we were younger… we’ve just stopped fixing our personalities for other people. If we just didn’t have to fix our eyes, ears, joints, and various other parts of our bodies that break down, we’d be perfect!
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There are so many new gadgets out this year that Dads and Grandpas would love. They cover the gamut from low tech to high tech, while all being user-intuitive. In looking for the best gift ideas out there for older dads and grandpas, I searched for gadgets that are not the usual boring ideas. My picks are for some of the most effective and best rated gadgets on the market. Perfect for Father's Day and just in time to use this summer!
Arthritis, or any hand pain, can be very limiting. Pain can impair performance on the simple things we do every day, like closing a jewelry catch or fastening buttons on your shirt. Assistive gadgets have less of a stigma than they used to, and they're actually getting cooler as more people are using them... because they actually work and make life easier. Here are 10 new really cool and "handy" gadgets that just make routine movements less taxing on our hands. They even make great gifts!
When you learn that a friend or family member has to receive chemotherapy, your natural reaction is to want to know how you can make their lives easier during this period. You may offer rides to their therapy sessions, baby sit their kids or walk their pets, or bring over supper once a week. For those of you looking for items that can be used to prepare for chemotherapy sessions or to be used during chemo, here are 10 gifts that will be appreciated....
Tasks that require the application of tools to groom or beautify are difficult to manuever for those with poor vision. Among boomers and seniors, 80 percent are affected by significant vision loss due to presbyopia or macular degeneration. Prescription lenses or reading glasses help with reading, if you read at a precise distance, but what about other activities like grooming or applying makeup? Here are six tools I think you'll find very helpful....