Senior Classes to Exercise Your Mind

Senior Classes to Exercise Your Mind

There is a lot of focus on physical exercise as you age, but it is also important to exercise your mind. Challenging yourself with different activities can help to keep your mind sharper. Contact your local senior center to see what classes they offer or where there are other opportunities within your community to socialize … Continue reading Senior Classes to Exercise Your Mind

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Coping with Arthritis as You Age

Coping with Arthritis as You Age

One side effect of aging is that many people deal with is arthritis. This swelling of the joints can leave you feeling stiff and sore. It may become more difficult to get your fingers to do the intricate tasks you once did, or maybe you feel it in your hips or ankles when you try … Continue reading Coping with Arthritis as You Age

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How Occupational Therapy Can Support Aging In Place

How Occupational Therapy Can Support Aging In Place

Home is comfortable. It is familiar. It holds memories. That is why it should come as no surprise that many seniors prefer to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. With the right modifications, accommodations, and support, older adults can safely age in place. Occupational therapists (OTs) can assist families in creating … Continue reading How Occupational Therapy Can Support Aging In Place

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Not Just Physical: Recognizing Different Types of Elder Abuse

Not Just Physical: Recognizing Different Types of Elder Abuse

Many seniors rely on family members, friends, or caregivers to assist and support them as they age. They may need help with mobility, running errands, preparing meals, scheduling appointments, or any number of other tasks to allow them to age in place more safely and independently. Unfortunately, sometimes seniors are taken advantage of or mistreated. … Continue reading Not Just Physical: Recognizing Different Types of Elder Abuse

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Senior Health: Fighting Back Against Poor Sleep

A common challenge that many seniors face is getting a good night’s sleep. As you age, you may notice that you nap more during the day, feel tired earlier at night, have trouble falling asleep, or wake up in the middle of the night and have a hard time getting back to sleep quickly. All … Continue reading Senior Health: Fighting Back Against Poor Sleep

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