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EATING HEALTHY: 5 Snack options for seniors

Eating healthy  is always a good idea, regardless of age. However, it becomes increasingly important for seniors who, most likely, have limited mobility and slower metabolisms. Another factor to consider is that seniors tend to have lesser appetites. On the surface, this may sound like a good problem to have. While it’s true that we should eat in moderation and monitor our caloric intakes, it’s also important to be sure we’re getting the necessary amount of proper nutrients, vitamins, etc....Read More

So, you’re aging! Don’t let your hair give you away.

So, you’re aging! Don’t let your hair give you away.

We all love our hair, especially when it’s full and shiny and rich with color. Unfortunately, as we age, turning gray is just one of the many changes our hair will go through. You can also expect changes in thickness, texture and growth - or lack of. There are many products that make claims to counteract the effects of age on your hair. Haircare products can be expensive, so do your research before your bathroo...Read More

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Take these steps to ensure the health of your feet

Take these steps to ensure the health of your feet

As we age, we don’t need to be reminded to take care of such important aspects of our health as, say, eye care, heart care, hearing tests and cancer screenings, to name just a few. But all too often, routine foot care can be overlooked – unless, and until, that is, they start giving us problems. Maintaining healthy feet is incredibly important – especially as we age. After all, they are LITERALLY the foundations for everything...Read More

Minimizing Risk is First Step to Fire Safety

Fire safety is important for men and women of all ages, but as we get older, the risk becomes even greater. In fact, studies reported by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reveal that those age 65 and over are twice as likely to be injured or killed by fires.
studies reported by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reveal that those age 65 and over are twice as likely to be injured or killed by fires.
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Preventing Falls in the Elderly

Fall Prevention Education

Regardless of age, we should all be striving to find balance in our lives. Between work and play, socializing and solitude, and spending and saving. However, as we age, “balance” tends to have a different meaning. At some point, we must focus more on the literal definition of balance, which is the ability to remain upright and steady on your feet, and preventing falls in the elderly is something that is a top concern at Read More

transition to Assisted Living

Transition to Assisted Living from Independent Living: When to tell its time

There’s a time and a season for the various stair steps of senior care, which range from private residences to independent living communities to assisted living facilities to nursing homes to Alzheimer’s care units. How do you know when a parent needs to transition from independent to assisted living? The decision is highly personal, of course, but here are a few guide...Read More

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