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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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Recommended Reading for February 2017

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Recommended Reading for February 2017 When Breath Becomes Air By: Paul Kalanithi At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient […]

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Recommended Reading for January 2017

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Recommended Reading for January 2017 Joy Boosters: 120 Ways to Encourage Older Adults By Missy Buchanan Know an elderly person who needs a little encouragement? Missy Buchanan, an older adult advocate and a former creativity educator, offers you a bounty of ideas for lifting the spirits of older adults. Her passion for and sensitivity to the […]

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Stronger Flu Vaccine Available Just for Seniors

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Stronger Flu Vaccine Available Just for Seniors It’s that time of year again—not the holidays but the flu season. You hear people coughing and sniffling all around you. Perhaps you have been hit with it yourself—staying in bed for days, your whole body aching. How do you prevent the flu? The best way is to […]

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Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression Triggers

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Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression Triggers It’s a myth that suicide is more common around the holidays (springtime is actually the peak). But holiday cheer isn’t a given either. High expectations, money woes, and other holiday hazards can spell trouble for anyone, but especially those prone to depression.  With a bit of foresight and planning, however, holidays can […]

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Finding Happiness During the Holidays: A Guide For Older Adults

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Finding Happiness During the Holidays:  A Guide For Older Adults “Happiness is not ready made. It comes from our actions.” This quote from the Dalai Lama holds particular meaning for me during the holidays. While the holiday season is a time of celebration, family reunions and childlike wonder, many of us are not immune to […]

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Discover Great Ideas for Gifts Older Adults Will Love

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Discover Great Ideas for Gifts Older Adults Will Love To make your shopping a little easier this holiday season, we’ve put together a list of fun and practical items for older adults. Grandparent Talk uses a deck of question cards to stimulate social interaction and spontaneous discussion between grandparents and the youngsters who don’t necessarily recognize […]

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Recommended Reading for November 2016

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Recommended Reading  Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age By: Jo Ann Jenkins  “Jo Ann Jenkins’s Disrupt Aging is spot-on: every single year is a gift. By confronting the most common stereotypes about aging, this book will help us all live each year to the fullest.” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of […]

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Early Diagnosis for Dementia Can Be Helpful

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Early Diagnosis for Dementia Can Be Helpful  Watch for signs of dementia in your loved one, so together you can plan for the future before the condition worsens. Someone you love—your parent, your spouse, a good friend—is showing signs of dementia: forgetting more often, being confused or perhaps exhibiting uncharacteristic behavior. You’re worried it could […]

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