Checking Boxes for Fall


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This weekend marks the end of Daylight Saving Time 2016 – and, if we're lucky, just maybe it means an extra hour of sleep. Everybody knows that setting the clocks back is a good reminder to check the batteries in our smoke detectors and carbon monoxide filters. But here are some other – often more senior-specific – things that you may want to check off your list while you're at it.

  • Make any annual well-visit appointments that they haven't yet had this year, including the dentist and the eye doctor: Sometimes we get so caught up in patching things up, that we forget to schedule maintenance visits. It's a smart idea to try to get them in before the holidays come around.
  • Get a flu shot: Adults over 65 are among the most vulnerable for flu, but a flu shot goes a long way toward preventing it.
  • Evaluate driving: If driving is an issue for an older adult in your life, consider scheduling a driving evaluation at the DMV. They can assess whether that person is physically and mentally safe behind the wheel.
  • Start collecting tax documents: If you're helping an older person with their taxes, now's the time to start pulling the documentation together – or remind them to do so.
  • Shop and wrap: The holiday shopping crunch is still a few weeks away, which makes this the perfect moment to help a senior you know get a jump on their holiday gifts. The two of you could have everything wrapped and ready by Thanksgiving, saving so much stress and worry.​

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