Furry Friends: The Benefits of Pets for Seniors

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

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 … Continue reading Simple Exercises Seniors Can Do at Home

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Practicing Self-Care for Caregivers

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

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

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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