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Taking a Road Trip? Read these Safety Tips First

It’s almost the end of August and many of us are fitting in one more summer vacation before the fall. If you’re like me and traveling by car, you’ll want to make sure your car is as ready as you are for the trip. Here are a few things you should do to make sure your car is in tip-top shape for your trip.

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Home Security Tips for Travelers

Are you ready for a summer get-away? Whether it’s to the beach, an amusement park, or visiting family, before packing your suitcase, consider these home security tips to keep your home safe while you are traveling.

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Tips to Make Moving Less Stressful

Moving can be really stressful. Aside from packing and then unpacking everything you own—which is no small feat—there are so many other details to think about that the very prospect may fill you with dread. But don’t worry, with some smart planning and preparation, your move can be a smooth experience.

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Tips to Keep You and Your Family Safe In and Out of the Pool

It’s mid-July and summer is in full swing! There are so many fun places to cool off and go for a dip in the pool. Whether the pool is in your backyard, at an amusement park or in your community, safety always comes first. If you are heading to a pool soon, like I am, be sure to read these tips first.

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3 Ways to Boost Your Resilience

In my recent blog posts, I talked about our study with the MIT AgeLab on Resilience in Midlife. Building resilience over a lifetime is important. Carving out time to take care of yourself by being physically active and socially connected in the midst of life transitions is an important part of developing resilience. Here are three ways to help boost your resilience.

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Infographic: What We Learned From the Most Resilient Adults in Midlife

Resilience is the capacity to positively adjust to difficult life experience and is particularly essential in midlife when we may be adapting to major life changes. Check out our infographic to learn more about our Resilience in Midlife study.

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Resilience in Midlife: New Study from The Hartford & the MIT AgeLab

During midlife, adults often experience the convergence of multiple life transitions and stressful events – from taking care of teenagers and aging parents, to health issues and planning for retirement, among others. The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence and the MIT AgeLab conducted a study that looked at transitions adults in their 40s, 50s and 60s experience and how they remain resilient.

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Healthy Vision Month: Keeping Your Eyes Healthy for Safer Driving

May 1st is the start of Healthy Vision Month. What a good time to think about the health of your eyes! Healthy vision and driving are inseparable. In order to ensure that you have the best vision possible, have a thorough eye examination, such as a comprehensive dilated eye exam.

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Top Technologies for Mature Drivers Online Tool

Want to learn more about new vehicle safety technologies? Watch videos of 10 vehicle technologies on the AARP Driving Resource Center. The videos are based on research conducted by The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence and the MIT AgeLab.

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Desire to Drive: Majority of Boomers Plan to Keep the Keys into their Later Years

Boomers have long enjoyed being in the driver’s seat, and while the youngest boomers turn 50 this year, our latest survey with the MIT AgeLab shows that they don’t plan on slowing down.

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Looking for a Housewarming Gift? Consider These 8 Kitchen Gadgets

Are you celebrating a new home for a friend or family member? If you're searching for a gift that can help make someone’s life easier in the kitchen, then look no further. I’ve got eight great kitchen gadget gift ideas for someone in your life who would appreciate simple solutions to everyday kitchen tasks.

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After the Flood: Safety Tips for Homeowners

Cleaning up a flood-ravaged home – one of the first steps toward recovery – can be a difficult and disheartening task. It can also be dangerous. Check out these safety tips.

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Beth Tracton-Bishop

For A Lifetime is a blog from The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence. Staffed by gerontologists, our center has conducted extensive research on driving, housing, and aging. We look forward to sharing our expertise with you and hearing your feedback.

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