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How Nutritional Needs Change After 60

Well-balanced meals contribute to a healthier life at any age. That’s no secret. What isn’t as well known, however, is just how much nutritional needs change after the age of 60. As metabolism slows, older adults require fewer calories each day. Because the body begins to process nutrients differently, the […]
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The Health Impact of Isolation on Older Adults

There is growing concern among aging experts about the negative health impact of isolation and loneliness on older adults. Though technically speaking isolation and loneliness are separate conditions, obvious connections exist between the two.
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Supporting an Aging Parent: How to Know When It’s Time to Get Help

Caring for an aging parent on your own can be both rewarding and all-consuming. Making medical decisions, managing financial matters, and tending to daily care often become increasingly stressful and exhausting as time goes on.
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Rediscovering Purpose: How Senior Living Makes Life Better

For many older Americans, a senior housing community is more than just a place to live: It’s a place to be alive. For older adults living on their own, a time often comes when they feel they are simply “treading water.” Life may have occasional social engagements, a certain daily rhythm, but it can often lack direction. This is when individuals often seek or wish for a different mode of living that gives life a greater sense of meaning again.
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Step by Step: Tips for Fall Prevention at Home

According to the CDC, one in four Americans aged 65 and older falls each year. In fact, every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall, making it the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal trauma-related hospital admissions among this group. What’s even more […]
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The Recipe: Tips for Seniors Cooking for One or Two

It goes without saying, nutrition is important to everyone’s health. But for seniors, it’s especially crucial, and often more complicated. As we age, your body needs more of certain nutrients, metabolism slows and requires fewer calories, palate and digestion may change, medications may affect taste, chronic conditions can affect appetite and […]
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Leaving a Legacy: Capturing Family History for Future Generations

As we grow older, most adults begin to reflect on what their lives have stood for and what history and legacy they will leave behind. For all of us, there is an innate desire to feel as if we have made a difference in the world. For older adults, feeling […]
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The Pros and Cons of Moving to Senior Living vs Aging at Home

When older adults first begin to plan for retirement, one question that almost always comes up is where to live. Aging in place at home is one potential solution. Moving to senior living is another. There are definite pros and cons to consider with each. It’s important to take time […]
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Emotional Wellness: How to Fight Loneliness

In today’s world, catching up with your friends and family is simple–in a heartbeat, with just the click of a mouse, we connect. We can “be” with just about anyone with little effort. But for older adults, keeping in touch with loved ones or old friends online just isn’t enough. […]
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Staying Sharp: Why Online Courses Are Ideal for Seniors

 Article by Annie Coop The future of education is changing, thanks to online learning. Issues such as accessibility and distance have long put educational rights on the back burner, but online learning addresses all these. A common misconception, however, is that it remains too selective with its students, particularly with […]
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