fitness over 50

Fantastic Fitness Over 50! 7 Ways for Seniors to Stay Active

Seniors who exercise regularly extend their lifespan. But, only one in four people between the ages of 65 and 74 are engaging in regular exercise. Though some people opt to reduce physical activity as they get older, exercise only becomes more important as we age. Physical activity helps you maintain your ability to live independently and reduces the risk of …

long term care planning

How to Gently Have “The Talk” With Your Elderly Loved Ones

As people age, they may begin to lose the ability to function independently. You may notice falls, forgetfulness, or other signs that living alone poses a risk to them. Nobody wants to give up their independence, making this a difficult conversation to approach. But, there comes a point where you must bring up long term care planning. Introducing Long Term …

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Staying Sharp as a Senior: 9 Fun and Stimulating Suggestions

The human brain contains billions of neurons that communicate through 100 trillion neural connections. This allows you to store, process, and integrate information to experience life and create memories. As with the body, the brain needs exercise to stay in shape, especially as we age and the connections break down. Put staying sharp on your priority list! Read on to find …

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8 Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Memory Care Facility

If your loved one needs additional care due to the development of dementia, you’re not alone. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are 50 million people with dementia worldwide and close to 10 million new cases develop every year. Choosing the right memory care facility is a life-changing decision that you obviously don’t take lightly. Gathering …

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How to Find a Great Senior Living Community for Your Loved Ones

Past a certain age, day-to-day activities become quite challenging for our senior loved ones. When family schedules and periodic home check-ups don’t suffice to take care of our senior folk, then a senior living community is their best bet. These senior communities have the facilities and human resources to guarantee a comfortable stay for our aging loved ones. There are also tons …