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How to Connect with Nature in Your Senior Years

Have you ever heard someone say they despise trees? Or perhaps they hate when clouds form interesting shapes in the sky? What about flowers — has anyone ever confessed to you that they can’t stand when gorgeous flowers begin to bloom in springtime? The answer to all of these questions is almost certainly no! Even homebodies …

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Easy Gardening for Seniors

What’s the best thing about springtime? Although some people might point to the warmer weather, the increase in daylight, the delicious produce, the festivities surrounding Easter, or perhaps even the general attitude of rejuvenation and regrowth, many will undoubtedly say the flowers. Whether you prefer cheery tulips, elegant cherry blossoms, or sprightly crocuses, spring certainly …

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Exploring Virtual Tours of Museums

Have you always dreamt of visiting the Louvre but never got the chance to go? Do you often think about your first trip to New York City, when you wandered the halls of the Met? Or perhaps you’re simply bored on a Sunday afternoon and wondering what sorts of cool things they have on display …

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How Does Assisted Living Work?

For seniors who are seeking an active retirement, an assisted living community might not sound like an ideal fit. However, once you learn more about what actually happens in assisted living communities, you’ll realize that there’s a reason so many seniors are excited to call them home. How does assisted living work, and can it …

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Common Sleep Disorders in Older Adults

Did you know that difficulty sleeping is a common problem for many seniors? You aren’t alone if you’re having trouble getting a full night’s rest in your golden years. Learn about common sleep disorders in older adults and what you can do about them. Understanding Common Sleep Disorders in Older Adults It may sound surprising, …

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How to Stay Active in Your Sunset Years

When people envision their retirement, they often picture scenes that embody relaxation: lounging on the couch with a delicious drink in hand, taking a mid-day nap, watching sports or movies, etc. While you should absolutely bring these daydreams to life in your senior years, it’s also important to move your body, use your mind, and …

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Nutrition Tips for Seniors

Every day brings chatter about a new miracle diet, a magic superfood, or another food you’re supposed to avoid. The noise can quickly become overwhelming. How do you know what’s real? How can you sort out what’s right for your specific situation? Exploring nutrition tips for seniors offers a starting place. Understand the Value of …

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Low-Impact Exercises for Seniors

In your younger years, exercises like running, tennis, basketball, hiking, and jumping rope might have gotten your heart pumping — both literally and figuratively. But as you grow older, it’s typically a good idea to shift to low-impact exercises that won’t take such a toll on your bones and joints. Not only do low-impact exercises reduce the likelihood of an injury, but also they can strengthen your muscles, increase your flexibility, lower your risk of heart disease, and more. Consult your doctor if you’re interested in adding physical activity to your routine, and then scroll down to explore some of our favorite low-impact exercises for seniors.

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How to Combat Loneliness in Your Senior Years

As people age, they tend to become more isolated. They no longer have work or school to provide consistent opportunities for socializing, and they may be more limited when it comes to transportation and mobility. But that doesn’t mean isolation is inevitable! In fact, with a little bit of effort, you can enjoy a lively …

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How to Help Someone with Alzheimer’s

When you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s, it’s only natural to want to make their life easier however you can. Alzheimer’s is also a complex condition, and being involved with the care of a loved one can feel intimidating if you aren’t sure what is needed. Learning some tips for how to help someone …

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