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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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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 >>

May 1st, 2022

Skin Care Tips for Older Adults

As we age, we see many changes in our bodies. Our hearing can get worse, we can’t read the fine print, we may have trouble with digestion, walking, and our skin changes, too. With a proper diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle, we can age more gracefully. While some aspects of aging are inevitable, we Read more >>

May 1st, 2022

Early Intervention for Seniors with Mobility Issues is Key to Slowing Disability

Mobility is essential to living your life with happiness, energy, and purpose. As we age, mobility becomes more challenging with the onset of physical, emotional, and social limitations. It’s something that happens gradually over time until one day you find that getting around is a lot harder, and the risk of falling, a lot higher. 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

What Are the Early Warning Signs of Parkinson’s Disease?

Almost one million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease, and about 60,000 are diagnosed with it each year.1 Both men and women develop Parkinson’s disease, though data from the National Institute on Aging2 show that it affects about 50% more men than women. Most people develop Parkinson’s disease symptoms around age 60. Making a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis can 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 >>

February 24th, 2022

Tips for Healthy Aging

Healthy aging is based on a well-rounded approach to life that fulfills not only our physical needs, but our mental and emotional needs as well. When we recognize and meet these needs, we set the foundation for a healthier, happier and more fulfilling aging experience. Follow these 10 easy tips for healthy aging! 1. Eat Read more >>

January 10th, 2022

A Guide to Low Vision for Seniors and Family Caregivers

As we age, we may develop conditions that make it harder to participate in day-to-day life. One of these is low vision. What is low vision? The National Eye Institute (NEI) defines low vision as any visual impairment “that makes it hard to do everyday activities” that “can’t be fixed with glasses, contact lenses, medicine or Read more >>

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