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14 Strength, Flexibility & Balance Exercises for Seniors

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for Americans 65 and older, according to data from the CDC.1 One of the main risk factors for falling is poor strength and balance.2 So, how do you improve your balance as you age? Luckily, there are home workouts you can do to help reduce the risk of taking a tumble and to increase your ability to recover. Keep reading to discover some exercises for...

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August 10th, 2022

Assisted Living vs. Home Care: What’s the Difference?

Depending on your level of health and vitality, the aging process can be much easier for some than it is for others. While the notion of growing old creeps up on some people in more gradual ways, many seniors are faced with a sudden or newly discovered debilitating health issue. Caretakers are often blindsided as Read more >>

August 3rd, 2022

Aging Parents & Eldercare: 5 Considerations for Family Caregivers

As our parents age, they may need us more. In some cases, their needs are simple – some meal delivery or rides to appointments. In others, our parents may not be able to live alone or may require daily interaction. To prepare yourself for the future, it’s important to carefully consider a few key factors Read more >>

August 3rd, 2022

5 Ways to Age Well When Living Alone

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 22 million adults 55 years and older live alone. We asked experts to share their tips for aging well on your own. 1. Stay socially engaged. “Social isolation and loneliness decrease our satisfaction with life and increase symptoms of mental illness…and symptoms of illnesses and pain,” notes JanaLee Read more >>

August 1st, 2022

Activities for Seniors

If you’re looking for some fun, engaging activities that will keep your loved one’s mind active and their body moving, check out these five ideas: 1. Leisurely Walks As people age, they often have to give up many of the activities they once enjoyed. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t still find ways to get Read more >>

July 18th, 2022

How To Make New Friends as You Grow Older

As we age, many aspects of our lives change, too. Physically and mentally, we can expect to notice differences over time. One of the things we may not anticipate changing is our friends. People move away, they pass away, or we each move on as our needs change. What once worked no longer suits us. Read more >>

June 7th, 2022

Safe Driving Information for Seniors and Caregivers

When is the right time for an older adult to stop driving? The answer to that question is different for everyone. As a person ages, declining health conditions can deteriorate in ways that make safely operating a vehicle a challenge. Hearing and vision can worsen, reaction times slow down, and certain medications can cause side Read more >>

June 7th, 2022

Keeping Seniors with Osteoporosis Safe

Osteoporosis is a severe health condition that affects millions of seniors each year. If you are caring for a loved one with osteoporosis, it is crucial to take steps to keep them safe. This blog post will discuss some tips for keeping seniors with osteoporosis safe. Before we get to that, let’s first shed more Read more >>

May 1st, 2022

14 Easy Mood-Boosting Chair Exercises Seniors Can Do at Home to Build Muscle and Improve Balance

Physical exercise is critical for strengthening muscle, improving stability. For many seniors, the biggest barrier to an exercise routine is the physical challenges that hinder the ability to go for walks, join a yoga class, or visit a gym. The general fear of falling is a big hindrance, too. At-home chair exercises are a great Read more >>

April 1st, 2022

Doctor’s Visit Checklist Helps Relieve the Stress of Doctor’s Appointments

The idea of visiting the doctor is often accompanied by some sort of sinking feeling, regardless of age. From when we were children to our senior years, there is always some reason to have a looming dread about it. From the fear of needles as a child, to getting an unexpected complication reported to you Read more >>

April 1st, 2022

How to Lower Cholesterol with Diet and Exercise

You’ve probably seen the ads about controlling cholesterol with medication and wondered, “Is it possible to reduce cholesterol with diet and exercise?” We asked experts in nutrition, exercise science and fitness to find out, and the answer is yes! Being active and eating smart can help manage cholesterol. “Elevated cholesterol used to be blamed specifically Read more >>

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