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What Are The Perks Of Moving To a Senior Independent-Living Community?

If you’ve been hearing “you’re as young as you feel” a lot lately, it’s probably a Baby Boomer who said it! Baby Boomers are feeling younger and more energized than ever. That said, all of the extra extra-curricular activities taken on by Boomers leaves them little time for chores around the house. It’s a good thing, then, that senior housing isn’t what it used to be, because people are moving in younger and younger. One of the more popular choices these days are independent living apar...Read More

Stand Tall

Balancing act: The tips will help you stand tall – and steady!

Though you may not realize it, one of the biggest threats to your health and well-being as you age is simply falling down. Of course, slip-and-fall accidents at any age can have serious consequences. But for seniors and the elderly, they can literally be matters of life and death. In fact, more than half of all fatal falls involve folks aged 75 or older. And let’s not even get into how many folks in their 70s, 80s, 90s...Read More

Senior Living Community

5 Questions to Ask to Find The Right Senior Living Community For You

There are several reasons you may be looking at senior living communities. Perhaps you’re in the midst of your “golden years” and living entirely on your own is no longer option. Maybe that time is approaching and you’re simply trying to be prepared. Or maybe you’re perfectly comfortable living on your own but want the benefits that come with residing in a senior community. There are many. Lastly, maybe you’re searching for a new home for a loved one. Regardless of your motivat...Read More

meditation

WOO-SAH! Fountain of Youth discovered?

As we age, the mind-body connection becomes even more important. Research has proven that a senior’s state of mind can be vital to enjoying and healthier physical, emotional and mental lifestyle during the aging years. Meditation could be the fountain of youth we've been searching for. Maybe you’ve heard the expression “woo-sah,” which is a word crafted to encourage others to calm down and relax. Some who practice this exercise say to breathe out on the “woo” and in on the “sah” – and, aft...Read More

young at heart

5 Tips For Staying Young At Heart

Unfortunately, we can’t stay young  forever. No matter how hard we try, Father Time is undefeated. But that doesn’t mean we have to feel – or act – our age! Life is more fun when you are young at heart! Besides, who gets to say how we should act at certain ages? Write your own book…and feel free to rewrite the next chapter as often as you’d like. Aging is inevitable…we can’t control that. We can, however, stay young at heart…and here are 5 ways to help accomplish that. Feel free to use som...Read More

brain health

‘Minding’ your business: Tips to boost your brain health

The heart and the brain – they’re the two most important organs in your body. And, while there’s myriad information available how to maximize the health of the former, the latter often gets overlooked. And that’s a shame because, as we age, we definitely need to pay attention to maintaining our cognitive health. Here are a few ways to help ensure that your brain remains working at its peak in your golden years: Limit your sugar intake Sugar causes inflammation in ...Read More

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