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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 Luckily, there are many ways to lower the likelihood of taking a tumble and increase your ability to recover. Two of the most effective are: Exercises. One of the main risk factors is poor strength and balance.2 There are lots of exercises for seniors that improve balance, mobility, strength and stability. (See below.) ...

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February 2nd, 2023

Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

It can be difficult for anyone to stay active when the weather is cold. But for our older family members, it is tempting to do nothing at all. Of course, falling is always a concern for seniors. Safety is always the main focus when it comes to winter activities. But, there are ways to keep Read more >>

January 9th, 2023

Aging Well: Best Foods for Brain Wellness

Aging well: Best foods for brain wellness By Margot Carmichael Lester   “Most of the general public either believe that there’s nothing you can do about the aging brain – it’s inevitable – or that fish oil is the only nutritional supplement that helps brain health. Neither is true!” notes Mary Ann Lila, PhD, director Read more >>

January 5th, 2023

Helpful Things for Seniors Living Alone

The idea of living alone can be daunting for many seniors, especially those who are used to living with family or loved ones. But with the right tools, seniors can feel safe and comfortable while living independently. Here are some items that seniors should consider investing in to make their lives easier and more enjoyable. Read more >>

December 14th, 2022

Why Laughter is the Best Medicine

It’s no secret that laughter is the best medicine. It is a great way to lighten the mood and make people laugh, and it has many positive health benefits. Let’s explore why laughter is so important in good health, from reducing stress to boosting your immune system. The Stress-Relieving Benefits of Laughter Laughter is one Read more >>

December 9th, 2022

New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Seniors

New year, new opportunity to make some plans and set some intentions. We gathered a dozen New Year’s resolutions for seniors that you can adopt for yourself or use as inspiration. Resolution 1: Review legal documents. Getting your legal documents organized is a new spin on the traditional “get organized” New Year’s resolution. “This is Read more >>

December 8th, 2022

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 Luckily, there are many ways to lower the likelihood of taking a tumble and increase your ability to recover. Two of the most effective are: Exercises. One of the main risk factors is poor strength and balance.2 There Read more >>

December 6th, 2022

Bad Heart Habits to Break

The human heart can be compared to a motor or engine, as it pumps and distributes blood throughout the body. Every single organ in your body relies on a healthy heart to perform optimally. If you don’t care for your heart, you may be more susceptible to heart and circulation disorders such as coronary heart Read more >>

November 30th, 2022

Activities to Do with Older Loved Ones During the Holidays

Keeping everyone entertained at your home during the holidays can be a chore. The kids are usually easily entertained, but what about your parents or grandparents? Your holiday celebration will go a lot easier if you already have a few plans in mind before everyone arrives. You already have enough to do, so worrying about Read more >>

November 21st, 2022

Seniors, Pneumonia Prevention and Care

Pneumonia is a respiratory infection that causes the inflammation of the tiny air sacs in the lungs, known as the alveoli. The inflamed alveoli outpour fluid to the infected parts of the lung, causing decreased blood flow to the affected portion. While pneumonia affects all people, the elderly, children, and persons with choric conditions tend Read more >>

October 31st, 2022

Proper Diet for Seniors with Diabetes

It can be difficult to eat properly for almost anyone. For seniors with diabetes, it can be a real challenge. Often, they don’t feel like eating or don’t like what is being offered. It can be difficult to monitor what seniors are eating, so their diet starts with what they have access to. The main Read more >>

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