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Chewy and Amazon Prime: Two Websites Seniors Should Be Using

Are you tired of loading up your car with products you use frequently? Do you know exactly what you want?  Here are two websites that can save you money and time. Chewy.com If you don’t have pets, specifically a cat, dog, or some combination, you can skip to the next paragraph. But if you do […]

Financial Tips for Snowbirds … Present and Future

Winter is here again – which may make you wish you were somewhere else. You might be thinking how pleasant it would be to become a snowbird and move to a warmer climate for the season. Of course, your stage of life will help determine if you are prepared to be a snowbird now or […]

Honoring Rosie the Riveter and All Women in the Workforce During World War II 

 By Nick Suhr ~ It took American women a lengthy time to gain the right to vote, and women’s place in the workforce has been a struggle. Unequal pay, unequal opportunities for advancement, glass ceilings, and the like. But this story is different. It tells how American women stepped up when our country needed them most […]

Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

by Bob Poliquin, Managing Editor ~ Here are some tried and true resolutions for seniors. It is never too late for the rest of your years to be the best of your years. 1. Eat Better: You don’t have to give up all of your favorite foods, but like one nutritionist recently suggested, “Just eat […]

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for Children and Grandchildren

Probably like the rest of us, you are running out of time and ideas for gifts. If you want to make your stocking stuffer shopping easy and practical, here are a few ideas: 1. Gas cards: Perfect for teenage drivers or for folks who carpool kids, and a quick way to turn $40 into $50 […]

Living @ Sun City Carolina Lakes – Online

We are pleased to share Living @ Sun City Carolina Lakes magazine with our readers. Many of our writers and photographers at Charlotte Seniors are also contributors to Living, which is a monthly paper magazine. This digital format gives our readers and writers an opportunity to see and share articles that originated in Sun City Carolina […]

Cruising the Fjords of Norway

By Bob Gloor ~ Established by the Norwegian government to facilitate travel along Norway’s long, jagged coastline, the Hurtigruten Cruise Line was founded in 1893 to sail along Norway’s western and northern coast between of the southern city Bergen and the northern city of Kirkenes, 1374 nm away (1600 miles). Hurtigruten ships sail almost the […]

Tech Presents for Yourself or for a Loved One

First of all, technology isn’t for everyone, but when it works and it isn’t too much trouble to operate, update, and maintain, tech can be a blessing rather than a curse. A universal TV remote, to me, is a prime example of a good idea that’s all too often much more trouble than it’s worth. […]

Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass 

By Barry Greene ~ To understand the events leading up to Kristallnacht, Germany’s “Night of Broken Glass,” you have to understand the events that preceded it. In the 1920s, most German Jews, who were citizens of Germany, were fully integrated into German society. Many had served and were serving in the German army and navy and […]

Part III – Questions to Ask Before You Foster a Cat

As you scan your community Facebook or Nextdoor pages, you see many animals in need of a “forever” home. Will Feral, our family cat, adopted us in January 2018 at around eight months old. We eventually lured him inside the house with rotisserie chicken. After numerous visits to the vet, we decided to keep him rather […]

Blah to Modern! 

By Rita C. Arundell ~ You’re right, I am not “with it.” My children tell me I need more modern “devices.” I don’t have a mobile device, and I don’t want one. My life is just fine without all of today’s newest additions. I’m not sure they make life better. They do make things more expedient, […]

Consolidating Accounts Can Lead to Clear Financial Strategy

None of us can completely control all the things that happen to us. Yet, when it comes to achieving your long-term financial goals, including a comfortable retirement, you do have a great deal of power – as long as you follow a clear, well-defined financial strategy. And one way to help build and maintain such a […]

Carolina Orchards: An Age-Restricted Community for Active Adults

Carolina Orchards is an age restricted community; however, 10% of the new home buyers can be between the ages of 50-55. Once sold out, it will be 100% 55 and over for at least one resident. As an active adult community, it is an established alternative lifestyle, a new type of community that offers independent, […]

Part II – Adopting Older Cats

There is nothing cuter than a kitten, which makes kittens much more adoptable at shelters than grown cats. And cats older than three years become increasingly difficult to adopt out. You are older yourself now, perhaps on your own, and would really like a companion animal. But face it, do you want to make what […]

Part I – Being a Foster Parent to Cats

Will Feral is our young feral cat. The vet estimated Will’s age at seven or eight months when we took him in. After we finally caught Will last January (2018), the vet wasn’t sure he would live. He made the long journey back to health, both physically and mentally, from seven pounds of hair and […]