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Preventing Falls for Seniors

Don’t Fall for That! Taking Precautions Against Dangerous Falls The idea of falling is an unpleasant one for anyone of any age, but as people get older, the risk of falling and the danger it can pose increase exponentially. Unfortunately, falls are something that happen frequently to seniors and have become the leading cause of…

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Celebrating Thanksgiving in Senior Living

Get Gobbled Up with Holiday Joy Holidays should be a joyous and festive time, even when those holidays are spent in a senior living facility or community. There are simple ways to keep up the holiday spirit and continue the traditions you’ve always loved, and Thanksgiving is the perfect time to celebrate the rich life…

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COPD in Seniors

Taking a Deep Breath and a Deeper Look at COPD As people age, the risk of developing a condition called Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, becomes more of a concern.  Health becomes compromised and the immune system is less able to defend against common contributing factors. The greatest indicator of COPD is chronic limitation…

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Long-Term Care Insurance – It’s Important

Plan Ahead with Long-Term Care Insurance It’s amazing to realize, but 70 percent of all people who live past the age of 65 will need long-term care. It’s important to know that the level of care you need will require the financial ability to cover the cost. Putting a plan in place to provide for…

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November is Family Stories Month

Be a History Buff in Family Stories Month Everyone has a personal history. And as the years pass, that history becomes richer and more interesting. The importance of sharing your own history, along with the history of those who came before you, increases as you age.  It is important that your family knows who you…

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Eye Disease in Later Years

Focusing on Vision in the Later Years Age brings a multitude of health concerns, not the least of which is a decline in vision due to age-related eye disease. Vision changes start in mid-life, usually in your 40s. And whether that change brings with it a need for reading glasses or an increased difficulty in…

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Healthy Diet Tips for Senior Life

Healthy eating is important at any age, whether you’re eight or 88. But there are certain age-related changes that make having a balanced and healthy diet even more important in your older years. For starters, the metabolism begins to slow, which means your calories requirements naturally go down. There are, however, certain vitamins and nutrients…

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10 Helpful Hints to Boost Your Energy

Feeling youthful and energetic can be a challenge even when youth is actually on your side. But as you age, energy levels can drop significantly, leaving you feeling as though your vitality and vigor are but a distant memory. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to boost your energy naturally, giving…

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Taking a Bite of Food Safety for Seniors

There are many safety issues that arise as people age, and some of them might not be ones you’re necessarily aware of until it’s too late. Health is always at the forefront of our minds, of course, but one of the biggest health risks is actually right in the kitchen.

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Top 5 Podcasts for Seniors

What is a Podcast? A podcast may sound like entertainment reserved for the tech savvy, but listening to a podcast is no more complicated than watching a YouTube video. Podcasts are simply free audio programs you can listen to online or download from the Internet. They cover an almost infinite number of topics, from golf…

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