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Life Hacks for Seniors

Life Hacks for Seniors

Low-Tech Solutions to Common Household Problems

When you’re scanning the house with an eye to aging in place, you look at the big things like lighting, mobility, bathroom safety, and fall hazards.

But many small things – not being able to function day-to-day – also can send people to assisted living or nursing care.

That’s where hacks come in – those simple, low-tech solutions using common household items — to deal with seemingly minor daily inconveniences and troubles that seniors face.

Here are 6 creative hacks to try:

  1. Sugru: Slippery doorknobs can be difficult to operate if you have hand and wrist problems. Wrap Sugru (the product feels like Play-Doh and sticks to glass, wood, metal, and plastic and becomes a durable silicone rubber after 24 hours) around a door knob to create more grip. View more hacks
  2. Rope lights: Place rope lights under cabinets in bathrooms and kitchens to light the way and make it safer to get around at night. 
  3. Sponge hair rollers: If you have arthritis, slide sponge hair rollers or cylindrical foam around hard-to-grip items like utensils and toothbrushes.
  4. Frozen sponge: Put a soaked kitchen sponge into a Ziploc bag and then into the freezer. It turns into an icepack that won’t leak as it thaws. It’s also reusable.
  5. Pizza cutter: Use a pizza roller to cut up lettuce for a salad.
  6. String: Use pieces of string or a key ring to create zipper pulls that are easier to reach and operate. Sugru works well too.

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Kittens Helping Seniors
And here’s a sweet story that involves seniors getting a sense of purpose by caring for needy kittens.

What’s not to love?


I have extensive training and experience to support clients ages 55+. SRES® accredited REALTORS® go the extra mile for you, with answers to questions you may have regarding aging in home ownership specializing in Langley, Surrey, Cloverdale, Aldergrove & surrounding areas.

Contact Rosemary at 778-834-8021 or email rosemary@homesinlangley.ca if you have questions, or simply need the right professional to help you move onto the next exciting stage in your life.

Seniors Real Estate in Langley, BC

Gated Communities for Active Adults 55+

Browse our selection of condo and townhouse communities in the Langley area that offer gated security, amenities and a carefree lifestyle.
Adult 55+ Gated Community at Forest Green Estates

Forest Green Estates
9080 198 Street, Walnut Grove, Langley

Adult Living at Forest Green Estates
Forest Green Estates is a secure, adult (55+) community situated in a park-like setting where old growth trees and abundant green space make for a quieter lifestyle than one would find in most communities. Living here is a get-away you can take everyday, and homes are like cottages in the woods surrounded by pathways and walking trails.

Riverwynde Townhomes, Langley - Gated 55+ Community

5550 Langley Bypass, Langley City

Riverwynde Townhomes
Riverwynde is a gated 55+ community located in Langley City, offering adult oriented living in spacious rancher style bungalow townhomes in a park-like setting with beautiful gardens, green space and peaceful pond.

Pet Friendly Condos at The Residences in Walnut Grove, Langley

The Residences at Village Square
880 202 Street, Walnut Grove, Langley

Pet Friendly Condos at The Residences
The Residences at Village Square in Walnut Grove is a 55+ complex close to shopping, coffee shops, transit and restaurants. Amenities include concierge service, park with walking paths, exercise centre, social lounge, rooftop patio, community garden & BBQ area, putting green, elevator, and wheelchair access. 

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Rosemary Papp

Phone: 778.834.8021


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RE/MAX Treeland Realty

#101 6337 198 Street  Langley,  BC  V2Y 2E3 

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