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Why Art Therapy for Seniors is Worth a Try

In recent years, retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and places of worship across the country have begun to offer art therapy for seniors. If you’re in that age bracket and you’re reading this, though, you might be thinking that the last thing you need right now is another kind of therapy. What can art…

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5 Games for Memory Skills

As we grow older, memory skills and cognitive functioning become real issues. While speech therapy and occupational therapy are crucial, there’s something you can do between sessions to keep your brain active. It’s fun and you can do it either by yourself or with someone else, whether you live at home or in a retirement…

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Exercise In Your Sixties

senior man walking along the beach

You’ve definitely heard about the importance of exercise and how good it is for your health. But did you know that different ages benefit from different exercises more than others? If you thought that exercise in your sixties should look like exercise in your fifties, read on. According to Pete McCall, each decade of life…

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Are Liver Spots Dangerous?

By the time you’ve reached old age, you’ve seen a thing or two in your lifetime. You probably also have one or more badges of honor—that is, liver spots. Liver spots, or age spots, are tan or brownish marks that appear on the skin as a result of sun exposure. Since it’s the sun that…

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These Organizations Will Help You With Respite—For Free

Caring for a spouse, parent, or other loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease is a grueling experience. And yet, about 15.7 million Americans willingly give up their time, their homes, and their peace of mind for their loved ones stricken with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. The emotional and physical stress takes its toll after a while.…

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The 2018 Flu Shot Season is About to Begin

We’re still reeling from last year’s tough flu season, and here we are, prepping for the coming year. It’s officially fall now, and flu season is set to start mid-to-late-October and may last until May. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says everyone should get their flu shots by the end of October. Here’s…

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September is Healthy Aging Month

Today’s seniors are healthier than ever—as a group. Individual seniors though, may find that their health isn’t as good as it should be. This September is Healthy Aging Month, a time to celebrate life and raise awareness for seniors’ physical and mental health. All adults should be interested in healthy aging, since we’re all actively…

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Solo Baby Boomers’ Needs Differ From Their Parents’

How do you know when it’s time for Mom or Dad to move to a long-term care facility? That was the topic of an article we posted on the blog a while back. We talked about five safety concerns that signal the need to move to a supervised environment. Adult children need to pay attention…

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Are You Too Generous For Your Own Good?

Many seniors live to spoil their children and grandchildren. Especially their grandchildren. There’s something so satisfying about sending gifts—large and small—to the people who will carry on your legacy. You’re in retirement and your expenses won’t go up that much, you think. So why not help Junior buy his first car, or contribute generously to Granddaughter’s…

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How Your Thyroid Affects Everything

The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland in the neck. Most people don’t even know it exists, let alone what it does. But in truth, this small gland is a hormone factory that powers your entire body. When the thyroid doesn’t work right, you feel the effects in every area and function of your body.…

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