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28 Wellness Questions to Ask Seniors Over the Holiday Season

It’s been months since you have had the chance for a nice, long visit with Mom. Now that the holidays are here, you will have some quality time to catch up. Naturally, you’ll want to make the most of this time together, but it’s also an ideal time to assess how she is really doing, […]

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Senior Socialization for Introverted Older Adults

Prepare yourself…the holiday season is here! Even though there are many people who flourish on the frenzied pace of celebrations and parties, there are just as many who cringe at the thought of stepping out of their comfort zone and into more large-scale social commitments. It may simply come down to one integral difference: extroversion […]

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Tips for Helping a Senior with Dementia Downsize

You’ve determined the family home is just too much for your mother and father to manage. A smaller home became available just down the road from you that’s ideal: a lovely flower garden in the front yard, a sunny, updated kitchen, and no stairs to navigate. Now it’s time to tackle the downsizing process. The […]

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Try These Creative Ways to Get More Fruits and Veggies into a Senior’s Diet

If you are preparing meals for a senior who prefers carbs to carrots (and honestly – who doesn’t?), you might find it difficult to feel confident that their nutritional needs are being satisfied. And you’re not alone. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention shares that just one in ten senior diets meet the recommendation of […]

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Technology for Seniors Makes it Easier to Age in Place

“You are always free to choose what you do with your life. To make changes in your future, make new choices today.” – Brian Tracy Choosing where to reside in our older years is not straight forward. Nearly all older adults choose to remain at home for a lifetime, but it is not without challenges. […]

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Top Tips to Help Family Caregivers Be Better Senior Advocates

Trusting someone you love into the care of somebody else is never easy, particularly for a senior member of the family. Whether at home or in a care facility, you’ll have questions you need answered. You’ll also want to be ready to advocate for the senior to proactively address any potential problems and also to […]

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Overcoming Issues With Aging Parents When Considering Senior Care Costs

Many of today’s seniors were raised in the Great Depression. They lived through a period when the nation was pinching pennies and cutting corners. Frugality was ingrained in many of them while very young and often remains firmly in place for life.  So, what exactly happens when a senior loved one is in need of […]

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Friends For Seniors: Why It’s Important

If you’ve ever observed young children at the park, you know how effortlessly friendships are formed. A small group can be playing tag, and a newcomer runs over with a breathless, “Can I play?” By and large, the response is a resounding, “Sure!” and thus – instant friends. If only it were that easy as […]

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The Secret to Healthy Aging

It has taken nearly 80 years and a slew of research studies focused around healthy aging to come up with the end result: wealth and a good genetic makeup really have little to do with our amount of joy. The Harvard Study of Adult Development started in 1938, delving into the lives of such high-profile […]

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Six Steps to Boost Senior Wellness All Year Long

Many people have cast aside their New Year’s resolutions by the end of January, but who says resolutions should only be made at the start of the year? There’s no time like the present to commit to a new habit or goal, particularly when it pertains to senior wellness.  We’ve got six tips you can […]

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Virtual Reality Opens a New Frontier in Reaching Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Imagine for a minute how it would feel to struggle with the cognitive obstacles of dementia. The people who are closest to you are now unfamiliar. The words and phrases that would roll off your tongue without an additional thought are now just out of reach. In fact, the whole world as you once knew […]