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Recommended Reading for June 2017

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Recommended Reading for June 2017 30 Lessons for Loving: Advice from the Wisest Americans on Love, Relationships, and Marriage By: Karl Pillemer Ph.D.  Readers of Karl Pillemer’s first book cherished the sage advice and great stories shared by extraordinary older Americans. Now, Pillemer returns with lessons on the most talked-about parts of that book: love, […]

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How to Design and Create a Senior-Friendly Bedroom

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How to Design and Create a Senior-Friendly Bedroom Not all homes and bedrooms are ideal for senior citizen use. This is because a lot of the simple activities that we take for granted in childhood and adulthood can become increasingly difficult with old age. Whether it’s because of a disease, a chronic injury, or the […]

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Don’t Be Embarrassed About Incontinence

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Don’t Be Embarrassed About Incontinence Do you recognize this sign? Whenever you’re in a public place, you’re scouting out where the closest bathroom might be—just in case. If so, you’re not alone. More than 25 million Americans are affected by either bladder or bowel incontinence, according to the National Association for Continence. One in 3 […]

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5 Popular Magazine Subscriptions for Seniors

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5 Popular Magazine Subscriptions for Seniors We have all seen the general trend of moving away from newspapers, magazines, nd other print media to on-line news and entertainment, Facebook and Twitter. Today’s senior citizens, however, while embracing the Internet, cell phones, and even Facebook, still rely on these more traditional forms to access information  and […]

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Don’t Be Shy About Belting It Out

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Don’t Be Shy About Belting It Out Science is discovering that people who lift their voices together in song experience amazing health benefits, including exercising the lungs and combatting stress. An increasing number of people are discovering the joys of singing. Chorus America reports that an estimated 42.6 million Americans regularly sing in choruses today. More than […]

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Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

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Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep For most of us, a poor night’s sleep can mean irritability and fogginess the next day. But long-term sleep deprivation can have more serious effects, including memory problems and depression. Insufficient sleep is an important issue for seniors, who sleep more lightly and for shorter time spans, whether as […]

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Have you Written Your Ethical Will?

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Have you Written Your Ethical Will? When you die, your will (or trust or the state’s will) will spell out what you want to happen to your investments and personal property. Would you like to share anything more than that with your family? Have you ever considered writing your Ethical Will?  It is a gift […]

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Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents’ Stuff

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Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents’ Stuff Advice for boomers desperate to unload family heirlooms After my father died at 94 in September, leaving my sister and me to empty his one-bedroom, independent living apartment, we learned the hard truth that others in their 50s and 60s need to know: Nobody wants the prized possessions of […]

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3 Entertaining Activities for Seniors Looking to Improve Physical and Mental Health

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3 Entertaining Activities for Seniors Looking to Improve Physical and Mental Health As the population of the United States ages, seniors are living longer and looking for ways to spend their days that are mentally stimulating and boost their physical and mental health. Of course, they can join knitting clubs and go to a bingo […]

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Signs Your Aging Parents Need Help Managing Their Finances

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Signs Your Aging Parents Need Help Managing Their Finances By, Sarah Skidmore Sell, The Associated Press It’s inevitable. As we age, our bodies and our brains change, and not always like fine wine. Cognitive skills decline as part of the normal aging process and in turn, so do some of our financial management skills. Research […]

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