Apps that help Retirees with financial and medical matters

Savvy retirees and pre-retirees are taking advantage of technology to save money, stay healthy and enhance their lives.


This free app offers dozens of money-saving tips and deals on travel for seniors from AARP. It combines the best content from its website and magazines with new features that help you explore cost-cutting options in a user-friendly design.


This app for iPhones uses the full 3.5-inch widescreen display and four bright LED lights to help you read small print. It illuminates and offers up to 5X magnification. It’s perfect for reading menus, playbills and instructions on prescription medications. You can download the EyeReader for $1.99.

Find My Car

Using the phone’s GPS, Find My Car locates and maps your parking spot. You can also take photos and notes. The basic version is free for iOS and Android. Find My Car Smart, for $1.99, syncs with your car’s GPS and works with recent iPhones.

Grocery iQ

This handy free app — voted one of the hottest lifestyle apps available — allows you to create money-saving shopping lists simply by scanning the bar code on any product. You can also arrange items on your list by shopping aisle and get cost-cutting coupons.


This site offers a wide variety of games designed by neuroscientists to help keep your brain agile and to improve cognitive function. Offers free access to some games. More games available through in-app purchases.

Sudoku Daily

Keep your brain sharp by using this app to solve numerical puzzles. The free app offers many skill levels.


Spice up your love life with clever and cute tips for couples that include naughty and nice “coupons” and “kudos,” such as: “You’re never too old to watch the sunset together.” It’s free and fun to use.


This is one of the hottest and most popular apps to help you take control of your weight-loss plan. Its free database includes millions of foods and all the nutritional data you need to stay fit and healthy.

Words with Friends

The popular multiplayer word game is similar to the board game Scrabble. It’s available on Android, Windows Phone, iOS, Facebook, Kindle and Nook. The ad-supported version is free, and there’s a paid version with no ads.


WebMD is one of the most trusted websites for medical information. The app is free and easy to use. You’ll find helpful information on thousands of conditions as well as timely updates and medical news.

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