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5 Tips for Seniors to Stay Healthy This Summer

Summer brings with it a sense of growth and excitement. Flowers are blooming, grass is growing and the days become warmer and longer. However, as temperatures rise, the intense heat that the season brings can pose risks for many older adults. Read on to learn more about potential health risks, and get tips for staying …

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8 Easy Holiday Recipes for Seniors

Cooking during the holidays is an enjoyable experience. However, we don’t all have the dexterity or patience to pull off impressive culinary feats in the kitchen. We’ve gathered some recommendations for holiday recipes that are relatively simple to whip up, even on short notice. No matter if you’re a cooking pro or just learning the …

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Tips to Reduce Holiday Loneliness for Seniors

The holiday season is typically a time of year reserved for fun and festivities. However, for many older adults it can create feelings of isolation and loneliness. If you’re concerned about a senior in your life who might be experiencing loneliness or depression during the holidays, there are a number of simple ways you can …

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Signs of Caregiver Burnout & How Respite Care Can Help

Caregivers need to take care of themselves, too. Thirty-six percent of caregivers describe their situation as “highly stressful” according to the “Caregiving in the U.S. 2020” report from AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC). Stress, if left unchecked, can wreak havoc on your life and health. When it becomes overwhelming to the point …

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Do you qualify for respite care?

Caregiving can be as physically and emotionally demanding as it is rewarding. For both your sake and the sake of the friend or family member you’re providing for, you need to avoid burnout. According to the “Caregiving in the U.S. 2020” report published by the AARP Public Policy Institute and the National Alliance for Caregiving …

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9 Habits to Adopt for Boosting Your Brain Health

Most people experience little bouts of forgetfulness as they get older, particularly when nearing age 70. Maybe you’re having trouble remembering a name or difficulty multitasking — it can feel frustrating, but these are a completely normal part of aging. Small changes to your brain happen over time (and actually begin in your 20s). You …

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Do You Know the Risks & Warning Signs of Stroke?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an American suffers from stroke every 40 seconds. Though nearly 75 percent of strokes happen in people age 65 or older, age-related risk begins around age 55 and stroke can happen at any age. When a stroke is caused by particles like blood clots or …

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8 Health Benefits of Golf

1. Golf gets you outside. A golf course may be as large as 200 acres. Just being in nature provides health benefits for the mind and body. Research has shown regular exposure to green spaces relaxes the body, reduces stress and lowers anxiety. Exposure to sunlight provides vitamin D that promotes bone growth and reduces …

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How Moving to a Community Can Help You Stick to a Fitness Routine

You likely know how important physical fitness is to maintaining your vitality, mobility and independence as you age. But sticking to a fitness routine is easier said than done — especially when you’re doing it on your own. Among the plethora of benefits of moving to a senior living community, senior fitness programs are an …

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8 Exercises Seniors Can Do to Improve Balance

There’s a hard truth about getting older. It’s that bad falls are common, and they often lead to injuries that permanently affect quality of life or even result in death. According to an article from ElderGym.com, as many as 28% to 45% of older adults fall each year due to elderly balance decline. There’s good …

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