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Marianne Bailey

Half a Century Young: The Rollicking Ride of Discovering Romance in Your Prime Years
June 6th, 2023

In a universe not too dissimilar from ours, there thrived a lively clan of individuals. They were not your run-of-the-mill folks; they were the trendy elders, the prime-timers who unearthed that the wellspring of affection doesn’t evaporate after 50. Instead, it surges forth with renewed energy and vitality. So, fasten your seatbelts, dear reader, as we embark on a 1,000-word whirlwind journey of affection, mirth, and existence after 50. Let’s kick things off by shattering a popular misconception: affection is not the sole privilege of the youthful and the restless. Oh no, it’s an all-access... Continue Reading

Revolutionizing Senior Care with Smart Technology
June 5th, 2023

Ryan Herd, TED Talk Speaker and CEO of Caregiver Smart Solutions Watch this episode here or on your favorite podcast platform Welcome to another episode of The HIP Senior Podcast with your host, Marianne Bailey. Today, we have a special guest joining us – Ryan Herd. Ryan is not just the founder and CEO of his own business, but he’s also an author and a speaker for Ted Talks. We’re thrilled to have him on the show today to discuss the intersection of technology and senior care. Ryan has an extensive background in smart home technology, having been in the field for the last 30 years. He’s... Continue Reading

Downsizing with Dignity
June 3rd, 2023

How to Embrace the Empty Nest and Thrive in Your New Space As your children have grown up and moved out, leaving a quiet and often empty house in their wake, you might find yourself contemplating the practicality of the spacious family home. You are not alone in this thought. Downsizing is a common path many seniors take once they transition into the “empty nester” stage of life. This significant change, although initially daunting, can often be a journey of self-discovery, reinvention, and newfound freedom. Embrace the Change Adjusting to a smaller space after years of accommodating a large... Continue Reading

10 Essential Summer Safety Hacks Every Senior Should Know
June 1st, 2023

Stay Cool, Hydrated, and Safe This Summer! As the temperatures rise and the days lengthen, summer presents seniors with a perfect opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether it’s strolling in a park, gardening, swimming, or bird watching, outdoor activities provide not only enjoyment but also numerous health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, increased strength and flexibility, and enhanced mental well-being. However, the season also brings unique challenges that can put seniors’ health at risk. Here are ten essential tips to ensure you or your loved one can practice summer... Continue Reading

The True Meaning of Memorial Day
May 29th, 2023

An American Tale of Honor and Sacrifice At the heart of the American spirit lies a profound respect and reverence for the brave individuals who have dedicated their lives to preserving our freedom and safeguarding our way of life. One such day, etched in the fabric of our national identity, is Memorial Day. For many, it signals the advent of summer, marked by family gatherings, barbecues, and recreational activities. Yet, the true essence of Memorial Day runs much deeper. It’s a solemn occasion, a day of reflection, gratitude, and commemoration for those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service... Continue Reading

Discover the Health Power of Laughter for Seniors
May 26th, 2023

A Natural Path to Wellness The Miraculous Medicine of Merriment When did laughter last light up your life? In the hustle and bustle of our everyday existence, the simple, beautiful act of laughter often fades into the background. However, it’s much more than just an expression of amusement. Laughter has a plethora of health benefits, especially crucial for seniors. Today, we’re sharing the secrets behind laughter’s powerful health benefits and offering tips to include more joyous moments in your everyday life. The Physical Power of Laughter Laughter has the extraordinary ability to bolster... Continue Reading

Embracing the Joys of Gardening in Your Golden Years: A Guide for Seniors
May 25th, 2023

Gardening is a pastime that many of us cherish. The joy of seeing a seed sprout, a flower bloom, or a vegetable ripen is unparalleled. However, as we advance in years, maintaining a garden can become a daunting task. The physical exertion required for activities such as weeding, pruning, and planting can be overwhelming. But does that mean we should relinquish the pleasures of gardening as we age? Absolutely not! With a few strategic changes and thoughtful planning, seniors can continue to enjoy the benefits of gardening without the associated stress. This guide will provide you with simple yet... Continue Reading

Cable is a Thing of the Past in 2023
May 24th, 2023

How Modern Streaming Services are Simplifying Entertainment for Seniors In recent years, the trend of cutting the cord—canceling traditional cable or satellite television subscriptions in favor of streaming services—has gained significant momentum. This shift toward streaming services is driven by numerous advantages that cater to modern viewers’ preferences. The rise of platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, and HBO Max has revolutionized the way we consume media, offering a more personalized, flexible, and cost-effective solution to entertainment. Affordable Entertainment:... Continue Reading

Equine Wisdom
May 13th, 2023

Terri Mongait on Transforming Lives at Begin Again Ranch Listen to the Podcast here or on your favorite Podcast platform In the HIP Senior Podcast, Marianne hosts Terri Mongait, the founder of Begin Again Coaching Strategies and owner of Begin Again Ranch, a six-acre property located in Sedalia, Colorado. The ranch, initially in California, was moved to its current location to provide a more private and personal environment to Mongait’s clients. The premise of her work involves equine therapy, partnering with horses to facilitate breakthroughs for her clients in a safe, uninterrupted setting. Terri’s... Continue Reading

Understanding Mid-Life Crisis in Senior Citizens
May 5th, 2023

Mid-life crisis is a term that is often used to describe the feelings of uncertainty and self-doubt that many people experience as they enter their 40s and 50s. While this phenomenon is often associated with younger adults, it can also affect senior citizens. In this blog post, we will explore some of the reasons why senior citizens may experience a mid-life crisis and what can be done to help them through this difficult time. One of the main reasons why senior citizens may experience a mid-life crisis is that they are nearing the end of their working lives. For many people, their work is a major... Continue Reading