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Festive Fall Activities for Seniors

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The changing leaves and cool nights mean fall is fully underway. This season brings plenty of opportunities for seniors to make new memories with their loved ones and friends. The crisp air and fall foliage makes walks more enjoyable, and let’s not forget how fun it can be to watch a grandchild make that tackle or touchdown as football season begins. With fall comes the first big celebration of the holiday season – Halloween. Whether a senior lives at home or in an assisted-living community, there are many ways to get into the Halloween spirit. One classic décor idea is…

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Secrets of Longevity

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As the senior population grows, the number of centenarians ­– those over the age of 100 – continues to rise. In the United States, there are currently over 70,000 centenarians. Lynn Peters Adler, author of Celebrate 100: Centenarian Secrets to Success in Business and Life, said that 1 in 26 baby boomers is now expected to live to 100, and many more than that will live into their mid-to-late 90s. So what are the secrets of longevity? The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society said that living past 100 mostly depends on one factor – genetics. However, other lifestyle factors…

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Five Essential Tips for Living with Arthritis

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As temperatures begin to drop this season, the millions of seniors with arthritis will most likely experience an increase in pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints. Nearly half of those over 65 have arthritis. While there is no cure, seniors who suffer from arthritis can manage their symptoms with the following tips.   Exercise While the symptoms of arthritis may make exercise seem impossible, it’s probably the best form of medicine, said Neil Roth, M.D., an orthopedic and sports medicine specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. “It is a catch 22, because arthritis pain can prevent a…

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The Biggest Senior Mental Health Issue Today

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As parents and grandparents age, many adult children (and seniors themselves) fear that their loved one will be diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s, enduring years of cognitive decline and ultimately death as a result of the crippling disease. When we think of mental health issues in seniors, Alzheimer’s and dementia is at the forefront of our thoughts, conversations, and research. However, there is another silent killer that poses the biggest threat to senior mental health–– depression. Depressive disorders are the top mental health issue faced by seniors today, said gerontologist Patrick Arbore, EdD, director of the Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention…

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Choosing the Best Senior Living Community

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The majority of seniors agree that aging in place in your own home is ideal. For those who need a minimum amount of help every day with non-medical activities, in-home care can be a great option. However, if seniors are looking to live in a community environment, or if their care needs exceed in-home care, it may be time to look at other senior living options. Fortunately, there are several types of communities available to them, ranging from independent living to skilled nursing homes.  Families want the best care and environment possible for their elderly loved ones, but waiting until…

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