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Aging & Senior Health
49.6% of people 65 and older are living with arthritis and by the year 2040 an estimated 78 million (26%) Americans over the age of 18 are projected to have been diagnosed with arthritis by a doctor. Learn more about the most prevalent forms of arthritis, symptoms of arthritis, and how arthritis is treated and...
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Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, causing skin cells to rapidly multiply and form malignant tumors. Studies estimate that there will be 192,310 cases of melanoma diagnosed in 2019 alone resulting in 7,230 deaths. Learn more about melanoma and its effect on senior health. Risk Factors for Skin Cancer The unfortunate truth...
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Art Therapy for Seniors
Art therapy began as a distinct form of psychotherapy in the 1940s and has been growing in popularity ever since. A way for people of all ages to process emotions and gain personal growth while growing in self-understanding and processing emotional change, art therapy is a great way for seniors to cope with grief, loss,...
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We know that regular exercise and staying active is key to aging well and staying healthy. Associated with improved overall wellness, reduced risk of falls, dementia prevention, and even a lower risk of death, regular exercise is non-negotiable for seniors seeking to stay healthy as they age. But sometimes health conditions can make traditional exercise...
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Diabetes and Seniors
There is an alarming number of Americans living with diabetes. Nearly 10% of the population in the United States has some form of the disease, including 12 million adults 65 and over. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death worldwide by 2030 and the number of...
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Fitness Trackers for Seniors
Fitness trackers are a great way to help seniors stay healthy and active. Giving users a comprehensive look at daily fitness goals, while also tracking sleep patterns and more, fitness trackers can play a huge role in aging well. Learn more about the benefits of fitness trackers for seniors and the best ways to use...
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Summer is quickly approaching and with it comes family vacations, outdoor barbecues, long days at the pool, and a lot more time outside in the sun. It’s a time to celebrate being with friends and family, but it’s also important to remember that summer brings unique challenges and dangers to seniors. From extreme heat to...
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Common Area Seating - Canfield Place Retirement Community
The companionship of a pet can be an invaluable tool bringing purpose and engagement for people of all ages, and especially for seniors. Spending time with a pet is a powerful way to combat loneliness and isolation, bringing comfort and companionship while reducing stress and promoting overall health and wellness. Learn more about pet therapy...
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The holidays are a time for celebrating and with celebration comes indulgence. From stretching budgets to stretching waistlines, there’s no doubt that the holidays can be challenging to the healthy habits we try to keep the rest of the year. In fact, nearly 75% of annual weight gain takes place between Halloween and New Years....
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 7 million Americans over the age of 65 experience depression each year. Because many of the signs and symptoms of depression mimic normal age-related issues, seniors are at risk of misdiagnosis and lack of treatment of dementia. Symptoms can also be confused with chronic...
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