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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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June 6th, 2023

Why Swimming is a Great Form of Exercise for Seniors

Exercise is important through every stage of our lives. As we age, certain physical activities become more difficult, if not impossible. All too often, when it gets too difficult, people just stop trying. Physical exercise is proven to be a great way to protect seniors from falling or  being injured from falls. Physical activity is Read more >>

May 30th, 2023

Enhancing Long-Distance Caregiving: Support Your Loved Ones

Witnessing our parents or loved ones grow older and require assistance can be a challenging experience. The situation can become even more complex when we live far away and moving closer isn’t feasible. However, it’s important to remember that you should not feel guilty about this circumstance. You have your own life to lead. Fortunately, Read more >>

May 12th, 2023

6 Ways to Fight Caregiver Sleep Deprivation

Being a caregiver is a rewarding and often challenging position. It can be very stressful and that can keep you from getting a proper night’s sleep. Sleep is needed to enable us to function during the day. As a caregiver, sleep is essential for you as you need to be aware and alert when caring Read more >>

May 4th, 2023

Making Memories Together: Fun Date Ideas for Older Couples

As couples age and spend many years together, relationships can lose their spark. All aspects of a relationship require work, and it’s crucial to keep your romantic life fresh and active. Once your kids have grown, you may find yourselves at a loss for what to do or talk about. However, this is the perfect Read more >>

April 13th, 2023

Balancing Caregiving, Self-Care, and Staying Positive

As a caregiver, you occupy a unique and vital role in the lives of those you care for. Your compassion, dedication, and unwavering support are the cornerstones of their well-being. However, amidst the daily responsibilities and challenges, it’s easy to overlook your own needs and well-being. It’s crucial to remember that taking care of yourself Read more >>

April 10th, 2023

Tips to Improve Dental Hygiene for Seniors

If your aging parent or loved one seems to be slacking off on their dental hygiene, it’s actually quite common. Their teeth may be sensitive or painful to brush, or they may just forget. Even if they have dentures, it is vital that they take care of them. If their teeth or dentures are not Read more >>

April 3rd, 2023

Causes of Hearing Loss in Seniors

As we age, many of our senses begin to fade. Hearing loss is quite common in seniors and can start as early as age 60. This can deteriorate more each year until we need some type of hearing aid or device. As hearing starts to fail, many people don’t do anything about it until they Read more >>

March 27th, 2023

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.[i] Both men and women develop Parkinson’s disease, though data from the National Institute on Aging[ii] 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 Read more >>

March 12th, 2023

5 Springtime Activities for Older Adults

If you’re looking for some fun, engaging activities to keep your loved one’s mind active and their body moving, we’ve got some ideas. 5 Activity Ideas for Active Seniors 1. Enjoy leisurely walks. Walks are one of the best free activity ideas for seniors. Walking is a low-impact exercise that’s easy on the joints and Read more >>

March 7th, 2023

Age Well: Spend More Time Outside

Being Outside Can Be Good for Your Health. You can read more useful articles and advice on our blog.

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