Fun Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day

Every year on the third Sunday of June, families take the time to celebrate the important men in their lives. While you may appreciate your father every day, today is all about them and showing how much you care. Seniors especially may find this holiday meaningful as they have watched their children grow up and … Continue reading Fun Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day

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Spring Activities to Boost Seniors’ Mental Health

With longer daylight hours and warmer weather, it’s a great time to shake off those winter blues. Many people have been stuck indoors because of COVID-19 and the cold, which can increase feelings of depression and loneliness. We’re taking a closer look at some ways to boost your mood while enjoying the change in seasons. … Continue reading Spring Activities to Boost Seniors’ Mental Health

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What You Need to Know About Osteoarthritis

A common condition that affects many seniors is osteoarthritis. Because this type of arthritis develops over time as the cartilage between joints begins to wear down, it is usually associated with aging. While it can be bothersome, there are also some ways to help manage symptoms and allow you to continue doing many activities that … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Osteoarthritis

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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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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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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

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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Talking to Family and Friends About the Need for Senior Care

Caring for an aging parent can be a very rewarding job, but it can also be stressful and demanding. Balancing your own family and career with the needs of a loved one can be difficult. You want to ensure everyone’s needs are met, but you only have so much time and energy. There is nothing … Continue reading Talking to Family and Friends About the Need for Senior Care

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Flu vs. COVID-19: What’s the Difference?

For years, October through May has been known as flu season, because that is the time of year when cases are the highest. But this year, another disease is out in full force as well: COVID-19. While there are some similarities between these two viruses, there are also some notable differences. Seniors may be at … Continue reading Flu vs. COVID-19: What’s the Difference?

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