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Memorial Day
May 23rd, 2023

Memorial Day, once called Decoration Day, is May 29, 2023. These days we remember the members of the armed forces who have died by decorating their graves, attending colorful parades with marching bands and a multitude of flags, and celebrating the national holiday. The general ambiance of the day is often solemn, but also upbeat. A deep dive into the history of Memorial Day via a multitude of internet sources reminds us that origins of this holiday are the result of four horrific years in United States history: Families were divided by choosing different sides. Communities were decimated. 620,000... 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

7 + Amazing Features of Your Apple Maps App
May 6th, 2023

I was ready to hit the road home. The rains had stopped, and it looked like smooth sailing across New Hampshire and Maine. Until…I punched in my destination on my Maps app. Four out of five possible routes had flood warnings.  Deciding not to chance being turned back half way home, I took the one that was clear. I saw parts of New Hampshire I had never seen. Luckily it’s a beautiful state so the extra time quickly passed as I wound around lakes and hills. Warning the driver of potential hazards ahead is just one of the many cool features of the Maps App. Here are seven more.     Multiple... Continue Reading

The Great Digital Adventure
April 29th, 2023

Seniors Tackling Tech Changes Like Champs! The click of a button, the scroll of a mouse, and the sound of an alert weren’t frequent in the past. However, these are now the beat of our digital lives. While the younger generation may be quick to adapt, our senior citizens, those 55 and older, frequently find themselves lost in a technological maze that is constantly evolving. But what’s this? They are rising to the occasion with style! 1. The Problem: Ever-Changing Digital Environments Let’s talk about Facebook, the well-known and adored social media platform. However, have you noticed how... Continue Reading

April 29th, 2023
Balancing Work and Life: Boundary Setting for Ultimate Success
April 15th, 2023

In this episode of TheHIPSenior Podcast, we welcome Kay Coghlan, owner and founder of Facilitator on Fire, and host of the podcast “From One Caregiver to Another.” A passionate advocate for family caregivers, Kay aims to help those with caregiving responsibilities maintain their own identities and find the right balance between work and caregiving. Kay’s background as a business coach for solopreneurs and small business leaders may not immediately seem related to her role as a family caregiver advocate. However, she sees many parallels between running a business and managing caregiving responsibilities,... Continue Reading

April 15th, 2023
Techno Gremlins and Chuckles–Lessons Learned
April 10th, 2023

Sometimes my devices do the most bizarre things; it’s almost as if they have a mind of their own. Is artificial intelligence at work or simply an unintended tap or click? Who knows? But, invariably I learn something new. Here are several recent conundrums that vexed me and made me chuckle out loud. My pooch Sammy suffers from a food fixation and often whines persistently for treats or a meal. I was trying to cajole him into stopping his high-pitched nagging by saying, “I love you.” My Apple Watch through Siri responded, ” That’s so sweet.” What? How did that happen? I still have no... Continue Reading

April 10th, 2023
8 Easy-to-Use E-Book Readers for Seniors
April 3rd, 2023

Unleash the Joy of Reading with These Top Picks on Amazon We know that reading is a passion for many of you, and there’s nothing like cozying up with a good book. But, have you considered diving into the world of e-book readers? These handy devices make it easier to carry around and read multiple […]  Continue Reading

Tax Fraud
April 2nd, 2023

A Guide for Senior Citizens to Stay Informed and Avoid Scams Tax season is upon us, and it’s essential for everyone, especially senior citizens, to be aware of tax fraud and how to avoid becoming a victim. Tax fraud is a serious issue that can cause significant financial harm, so it’s crucial to stay informed […]  Continue Reading

3 New Things I Just Learned About My Apple Devices
March 27th, 2023

I am always discovering new features on my iPhone, iPad, and Mac computer.  Sometimes it’s because I’ve been asked a question or there is a new option with a system update or I just don’t know how to do a particular process. This week was a banner one because I learned something new about each of my devices: iPhone: Why does the screen go dark during a phone call? iPad: There’s a new feature called Stage Manager. Mac Computer: How to alphabetize folders on my desktop (It’s changed from what I had always done! iPhone A friend asked me why her iPhone’s screen went black while she was... Continue Reading

March 27th, 2023
The HIP ‘Dababyboomers’ are Down with Ageless Antics
March 26th, 2023

Beth and Cheryl Talk About Staying Active, Social Media Savvy, and Embracing Life as We Age In this engaging episode of TheHIPSenior Podcast, host Marianne Bailey sits down with Beth and Cheryl of Dababyboomers, two dynamic seniors who have been friends for decades. The pair reminisce about their first meeting as 23-year-old dancers, finding an […]  Continue Reading

March 26th, 2023