Infection Prevention Tips for Seniors

  With aging, the immune system naturally weakens, putting seniors at increased risk of illness and infection. In addition, many seniors also have other health conditions that can make them more susceptible. Whether in the hospital, an assisted living facility, out in the community, or at home, there are steps that older adults can take … Continue reading Infection Prevention Tips for Seniors

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Managing Pain with Aging

Experiencing occasional aches and pains is a normal part of aging, but discomfort usually resolves relatively quickly. You may be sore for a day or two but then get back to your regular activities. When pain lingers for three months or more, it may be considered chronic pain. Chronic pain can disrupt seniors’ lives and … Continue reading Managing Pain with Aging

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Move to the Music: How Music Can Support Mental Health in Aging

Music can be a very powerful tool that conjures up a lot of memories. Long after you’ve forgotten the details of an event, hearing a familiar song can bring you right back. Lyrics stick in your mind longer than facts and figures, and you may find yourself singing along to a song you haven’t heard … Continue reading Move to the Music: How Music Can Support Mental Health in Aging

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Making In-Home Care More Affordable

Many seniors prefer to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. It is comfortable and familiar. It is filled with memories. They may have already paid off their mortgage. But as they get older, living alone can become more challenging and unsafe. Sometimes families recognize these issues first but are hesitant to … Continue reading Making In-Home Care More Affordable

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Independence Day: 4 Ways to Help your Aging Parent Maintain Their Independence

One of the joys of being an adult is having the freedom to do as you please. Many seniors prefer to age in place in order to maintain as much of their independence as possible. But with aging, some tasks can become more difficult. You may worry about your aging parent’s safety in certain scenarios. … Continue reading Independence Day: 4 Ways to Help your Aging Parent Maintain Their Independence

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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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Senior Safety: I Got the COVID-19 Vaccine – Now What?

COVID-19 vaccinations continue to roll out across the United States as all adults are now eligible. Since seniors were some of the first to receive the vaccine, many are now fully vaccinated. With this added layer of protection against severe disease, older adults may be wondering what that means for socializing and getting back to … Continue reading Senior Safety: I Got the COVID-19 Vaccine – Now What?

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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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