Why Getting an Annual Flu Shot is Essential for Senior Health

Flu season is in full swing, but if you haven’t already gotten your flu shot, it’s not too late. You can still get one now to help protect you during the coming months. According to the CDC, “People 65 years and older are at high risk of developing serious complications from the flu compared with … Continue reading Why Getting an Annual Flu Shot is Essential for Senior Health

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Furry Friends: The Benefits of Pets for Seniors

A major challenge for many seniors as they age is loneliness. Being retired can give them a lot of free time to do as they please, but when family and friends are still working, it can mean more time spent alone. Seniors may also have limited access to transportation making getting out and about harder. … Continue reading Furry Friends: The Benefits of Pets for Seniors

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Simple Exercises Seniors Can Do at Home

In the face of COVID-19, gyms and fitness centers are among some of the last businesses that are allowed to reopen. That means that the usual exercises classes older adults may have been attending have likely been cancelled, suspended, or moved online. But just because you can’t physically go to the gym or recreation center … Continue reading Simple Exercises Seniors Can Do at Home

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Practicing Self-Care for Caregivers

Caring for aging parents can be a rewarding yet time-consuming and stressful job. You want to ensure that they are receiving the best care possible, they are safe, and their needs are met, yet you must still balance your own life, family, career, and needs at the same time. There are only so many hours … Continue reading Practicing Self-Care for Caregivers

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Heat Stress in Older Adults

Older adults (that is, people aged 65 years and older) are more prone to heat stress than younger people for several reasons: Older adults do not adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in temperature. They are more likely to have a chronic medical condition that changes normal body responses to heat. They … Continue reading Heat Stress in Older Adults

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Exploring the Joys of Aging

As kids, we often yearn for the day that we’re old enough to drive, to vote, to get a job, to buy a house, to do countless other things. Then, as we get older, we sometimes wish we had the innocence and carefree days of youth. Every age has its pros and cons. There can … Continue reading Exploring the Joys of Aging

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Incorporating More Fruits & Vegetables into Your Diet

Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is a key part of good health, especially for seniors. Replacing processed foods with fresh options ensures that you’re receiving more vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Summer is a wonderful time to find fresh produce of all colors or try your hand at growing your own. September is “Fruits & Veggies … Continue reading Incorporating More Fruits & Vegetables into Your Diet

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Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

Staying active is healthy for the body and the mind. Not only does exercise keep your body fit and flexible and help ward off disease and injury, it can boost your mood and alleviate stress. Some seniors find that they are not able to be as active as they were in their younger years, but … Continue reading Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

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Celebrating the Important Role of Fathers in Our Lives

As Father’s Day quickly approaches, we are reminded of the men in our lives and the important role they play. Fathers are half of the traditional family unit and play an integral part of raising healthy, happy, well-adjusted children. Even when children are grown, their relationship with their father is still an important one in … Continue reading Celebrating the Important Role of Fathers in Our Lives

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Improving Communication with Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Disease

Caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging. Sometimes they are alert and oriented, and other times they are confused and irritable. And some days they may be somewhere in between. But they are family, and you love them in good times and bad. Alzheimer’s can make communicating more difficult … Continue reading Improving Communication with Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Disease

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