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Adaptive Driving Aids for Seniors
There’s no doubt that the ability to drive represents independence and freedom. We want our senior loved ones to stay as independent as possible while ensuring their safety, but age can make driving more difficult. Arthritis can make gripping the steering wheel painful, medical conditions can affect the nerves in the feet and legs, and...
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Best Apps for Seniors
Technology has placed texting, emailing, games, and access to medical information right at our fingertips and seniors are taking full advantage of the benefits of a smartphone. Smartphone usage has surged among seniors with over half of adults between the ages of 50 to 64 and 42% of seniors over the age of 65 owning...
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Quitting Smoking for Seniors
It may be surprising for some seniors to learn that it does not matter how old you are, or how long you have been smoking, quitting at any time can drastically improve your health. When a senior quits smoking, it can increase longevity, improve breathing, increase energy, and even have a positive impact on financial...
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Celebrating Mother's Day in Senior Living
There’s no one like Mom and Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show her how much you appreciate her. The best way to do that is by spending time together. If you’re looking for meaningful ways to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day here are six ways to spend the day together, making memories, having...
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Understanding Grief in Seniors
With age comes an abundance of change. From moving away from family homes or coping with a terminal diagnosis to the loss of loved ones, the changes that come with age can be jarring and bring about seasons of grief. Learn more about the important differences between depression and grief, the stages of grief, and...
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What Caregivers Need to Know About Stress and Age
Stress is part of life and with every new life stage comes new stressors. However, coping with stress can become increasingly difficult as the body responds to stress differently as we age. Learn more about how responses and stressors change with age and how to help manage stress in a senior loved one. Changes in...
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Celebrating Earth Day in Senior Living
Celebrated annually on April 22, Earth Day is a day set aside to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970 in the United States, Earth Day is now celebrated in more than 193 countries each year and April 22 has been designated by the United Nations as International Mother Earth Day. Learn more...
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Spring Activities for Seniors
Spring is here! For much of the country, the snow has melted, the cold has gone, and life is in full bloom! The days are getting longer and warmer and you may be feeling energized by the change in weather. So, what’s the best way to take advantage of the warmer days? Here are some...
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How to Avoid Senior Fraud
Also known as the “crime of the 21st century,” financial fraud targeting seniors has quadrupled since 2013 with more than $1.7 billion in actual losses or attempted thefts in 2017 alone. Targeting seniors across all income levels, financial scams often go unreported and are difficult to prosecute. However, they can be devastating to seniors and...
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