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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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Planning for Retirement in Minneapolis

Whether you’ve been planning for retirement for decades or just starting to map it out, one of the biggest worries older adults have is “do I have enough to retire?” There are many different factors at play for each individual. While we can’t tell you exactly how much you will need to retire, we can …

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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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Making the Move to Friendship Village of Bloomington Senior Independent Living

If you’re considering making the move to an independent senior living community, don’t wait. Making the decision to move is big, and one that requires careful consideration of many tangible and intangible factors. You’ll likely want to consult with friends, family and your financial advisor and weigh the cost of future expenses, your long-term care …

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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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Tips to Decorate a One-Bedroom Senior Apartment

If you’re getting ready to move to a senior living community, it’s a good idea to do some pre-planning on what you’ll need and what will fit best in your new place.  Chances are, it will be smaller than what you’re used to. But the good news is, modern one-bedroom senior apartments are filled with …

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