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Maintain Social Connection After Retirement

Expand your social network before retirement. Those who socialize on a regular basis before they retire are more likely to maintain at least some of those relationships in retirement. “People tended to become lonelier after retirement if they had little contact
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Social Interaction for Seniors

When you go to work every day, you probably see familiar faces, say hello to your favorite co-workers and eat lunch with at least one or two regulars. You might talk about last night’s game, a new recipe you discovered
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Spring Gardening Guide

Benefits of gardening for older people Gardening is beneficial for older people because of it: Is an enjoyable form of exercise Increases levels of physical activity and helps mobility and flexibility Encourages use of all motor skills Improves endurance and
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5 Spring Activities

1. Get outside and enjoy nature After being cooped up indoors all winter, it will feel great to get some fresh air and sunshine. Keep your older adult comfortable with plenty of layers, a hat, or a light scarf. For
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How to Enjoy The Spring Season

Each year we anticipate spring. Winter often is challenging both physically and emotionally. We are ready to move from the cold weather and enjoy the vibrancy of spring colors and the warmth of the sun. Spring gives us a new
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4 Weekly Activities to Improve Senior Heart Health

1. Shop Smart The American Heart Association lists eating well as one of its Simple 7 steps for optimal heart health. This can be harder than it sounds, particularly for seniors. Begin by reviewing the foods your loved one is
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12 Springtime Activities for Seniors

1. Choose a local park or nature trail for walks. Many landmarks, local parks and even nature trails are appropriate for seniors (and are wheelchair accessible)! Do a little research ahead of time to find out what outdoor nature destination
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Guide to Medical Alert Systems – Best Emergency Response Monitoring

Guide to Medical Alert Systems – Best Emergency Response Monitoring Your mother has always been independent. Now, it seems that she is a bit more unsteady than in years past, causing you to worry more. There are options you could
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Help Prevent Slips and Falls in and Around Your Home

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), common locations for falls include doorways, stairwells, cluttered hallways and areas prone to wetness and spills. Here are some things the NSC suggests doing to help prevent slips and falls in these and
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4 Reasons Independence Is Important for Seniors

Loss of independence can be discouraging to older adults. They have spent their entire lives living independently, working jobs, raising families, and making decisions. The natural effects of aging can sometimes make independent living harder than it once was. Difficulties
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