Healthy Aging

Why Do Some Move to a Senior Community?

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Why Do Some Move to a Senior Community? It is said that “there’s no place like home!”    For many seniors, remaining in their home is of utmost importance.  Fortunately, there are numerous resources available to help make that goal a reality.  Why then, do some seniors make the decision to move to a senior community? […]

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Foods to Keep The Heart Healthy

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Foods to Keep The Heart Healthy (From Seniorstrong.com) Keeping the heart healthy is essential for seniors, especially as they begin to retirement plan. Participating in regular exercise is key to keeping the blood flowing and improving motor skills, but researchers have found that diet may be more important than activity when it comes to the […]

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Avoid Slips and Falls in Bad Weather

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Avoid Slips and Falls in Bad Weather January 7, 2015 by Valerie Michel Buck (National Care Planning Council) Cold weather can bring more than just a white Christmas. It also brings a number of hazards which can cause slips and falls. Here are some ways to avoid slips and falls. Footwear Wearing proper footwear is […]

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Losing Weight Can Save Your Life

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Losing Weight Can Save Your Life (Senior Spirit Newsletter, December 2014) As almost every older adult knows, it’s hard to keep the weight off. As we age, we lose lean body mass, which lowers our metabolism; so we need to eat less while being careful to maintain enough nutrients to stay healthy. For older folks, […]

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Tai Chi Gentle but With Strong Physical Benefits

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Tai Chi Gentle but With Strong Physical Benefits Tai Chai is an ancient Chinese martial art has real physical benefits—and without the physical stress that other forms of exercise, even yoga, can have on aging bodies.   Its low-impact and gentle movements put minimal pressure on your muscles and joints, and the risk of injury is […]

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Recommended Reading: Dementia Beyond Drugs

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Recommended Reading: Dementia Beyond Drugs Book: Dementia Beyond Drugs:  Changing the Culture of Care (By: G. Allen Power) Full of visionary and practical calls-to-action, Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care is an essential read for anyone involved in the care of an individual with dementia, including nursing staff, social workers, occupational therapists, medical […]

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Use Medicines Wisely

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Use Medicines Wisely The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that seniors need to take extra care with both prescription and over-the-counter medications. As we get older, many of us begin to take multiple medications, which can increase our risk for potentially dangerous drug interactions. Plus, keeping track of multiple medications and taking them exactly […]

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6 Tips to Keep in Mind While Helping Aging Parents

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6 Tips to Keep in Mind While Helping Aging Parents by Valerie Buck, August 25, 2014 |National Care Planning Council  1. Getting old is financially scary No matter how much money one may have, thinking about covering the expenses associated with aging or dealing with the unknown can be extremely scary. What if your elderly […]

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Finding the Right Words at a Bad Time

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Finding the Right Words at a Bad Time We’ve likely been in this situation, in one way or another. A friend’s husband has died or a family member just found out he has cancer. We don’t know what to say, so we blurt out the first thing that comes to our minds. When standing in […]

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Passing on Your Passwords as Part of Your Estate

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Passing on Your Passwords as Part of Your Estate When contemplating wills and estates, it’s no longer enough to leave behind information about the location of your safe-deposit box or the name of your lawyer. In this increasingly digital world, what’s even more important is letting your next of kin know the user names and […]

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