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Care Package Ideas for Seniors

Throughout the year, there are several days on which many people receive gifts from loved ones: birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, etc. While these days are convenient reminders to shower our loved ones with affection, sometimes it’s nice to surprise someone with a random care package. A care package is a parcel of gifts designed to comfort the recipient, and it’s typically sent to someone who lives far away from the gift giver. For example, many people send care packages to military members and college students. If you don’t live near a beloved friend or family member, why not send them a care package to let them know that you’re thinking about them? Below we’ve compiled a list of care package ideas for seniors.

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The Many Reasons to Love Spring

While some literal-minded souls may watch the calendar for spring’s official first day, most people have an unofficial way that they keep an eye out for the start of spring. Bird lovers insist that the season starts when the first robin alights on their bird feeder. People with green thumbs wait until the danger of frost has passed or a favorite spring blossom bursts into color. Fans of warmer weather watch the readings on their thermometers climb. Why are there so many different ways that people are eager to welcome the season? It’s a sign of the many reasons to love spring.

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What Is Telemedicine?

Getting a house call from a doctor is rare these days. Luckily, there’s a kind of doctor’s appointment that can give you a similar experience without an in-person visit. What is telemedicine, and what can it do for you?

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Healthy Morning Habits for Seniors

There’s nothing better than starting your day with a productive, cheery morning that gives you motivation and optimism for the hours ahead. If you spend your morning yawning and wishing you could go back to sleep, you may need to adjust your bedtime and your bedtime routine to get higher quality sleep. But assuming you’re getting enough sleep each night, why not spend a little time developing healthy morning habits? Several simple tips can help you nourish your body and mind as the sun rises.

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Health Benefits of Coffee

Have you ever felt guilty for enjoying a cup of coffee (or two, or three) each morning? Although there are certainly drawbacks to drinking lots of caffeine and you should always follow your doctor’s advice first, coffee does offer many perks. Whether you prefer an iced latté, a creamy cappuccino, or plain black coffee, scroll down to explore the health benefits of coffee.

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The Easiest Houseplants to Grow

Houseplants are often beautiful, but did you know that they can also improve your mental and physical well-being? Indoor plants can remove toxins and pollutants from the air, increase humidity, provide you with a sense of accomplishment, and help you de-stress. Even if you don’t have the greenest of thumbs or you were scarred in the past by a short-lived fern, we promise that you can raise a gorgeous houseplant. You just need to choose a no-fuss plant that doesn’t require any pampering. Scroll down to explore some of the easiest houseplants to grow.

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Winter Crafts for Seniors

If you’re looking for a way to have some indoor fun this winter, we have you covered. All you need are a few supplies and some creative ideas. Grab some scissors and glue and join us for winter crafts for seniors.

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How to Make Video Calls

Connecting with loved ones is incredibly important, but it’s also a bit tricky these days. How can you stay in in touch with loved ones near and far? How can you meet your new grandchild from halfway across the country? How can you join in on a birthday party if you aren’t able to attend in person? Video calls can do it all. If you’re not sure how to make video calls, don’t worry – most video-calling platforms are actually extremely easy to use, even if you’re not the most tech-savvy. Scroll down to learn how to make video calls from the comfort of your couch.

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How to Beat the Winter Blues

Another holiday season has come to an end, but we still have a few months left before April showers and May flowers. So how do you bridge the gap without falling prey to the winter blues? There’s no doubt about it: This time of year can be challenging. Cold temperatures and dreary weather can put a damper on your mood – sometimes even leading to seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Symptoms include fatigue, low motivation, and even weight gain. The good news: there are plenty of ways to manage symptoms of SAD and general seasonal malaise. Scroll down to find out how to beat the winter blues and make the most of the winter season.

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Kansas City Senior Living Myth #5: It’s A Nursing Home Where People Go To Die

Research and consulting company Age Wise surveyed seniors 65 and older on their impressions of senior living. They found there were five common myths that prevailed among that population. 

Over the past few weeks, we’ve broken down these myths. This week’s myth is “it’s a nursing home where people go to die.” Myth #5: It’s …

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