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What Is the Best Age to Move into Independent Living?

Many seniors debate with themselves about the best age to move into independent living. Some mistakenly think they should only move to a senior living community when they need health care. But independent living adds vibrancy as well as security to your retirement years. An Active Lifestyle Independent living promotes residents’ holistic health, starting with …

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5 Best Brain Games for Seniors

Like a muscle, the brain gets stronger with regular use. Especially as we age, frequent cognitive exercise can help maintain intellectual acuity and can keep dementia and even depression at bay. Most adults have spent careers making decisions and solving problems. But mental demands can dwindle over the years, and we have to seek out …

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Pet Therapy for Dementia

Pet therapy for dementia is a broad term that also includes animal-assisted therapy for people with Alzheimer’s and other kinds of dementia. Animal-assisted therapy is performed with a trained, certified animal whose handler prompts interaction with the patient based on treatment needs. Pet therapy is used to help improve an individual’s mental, social, emotional and …

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Fun Summer Crafts for Seniors

Getting hands-on with craft activities is a terrific pastime for seniors. Making easy, creative craft projects can help improve motor skills, strengthen social connections, and ease anxiety and stress. Crafting is also a great way to keep both sides of the brain active and engaged. Try these summer craft ideas for seniors with your loved …

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5 Best Dog Breeds for Seniors

The company of a furry friend has long been proven to have a multitude of benefits for older adults. Pets can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, help slow cognitive decline, and in general can make retirement life more enjoyable. But not every dog is necessarily the right choice for seniors who want to live …

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Is It Normal Memory Loss or Dementia?

Every one of us experiences some degree of physical and mental decline as we age. It’s completely normal. But there’s a stark difference between normal cognitive decline and brain deterioration caused by dementia. However, the differences aren’t always easily recognizable, especially in the early stages of dementia, leaving many concerned seniors wondering if they’re experiencing …

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Virtually Touring a Senior Living Community: What You Need to Know

As we continue to work through this unique time, many seniors are still making plans for a fulfilling, thriving future in retirement. Although safety concerns have forced many senior living communities to not accept visitors, they’re providing other options for learning more about the services and lifestyles they offer. A senior living virtual tour is …

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5 Best Beginner Yoga Exercises for Seniors

Yoga offers many benefits, including increased flexibility, strengthened muscles and improved balance. Some people can be intimidated by the Sanskrit names, but nothing in yoga is difficult to understand. Take it slow, start with the basics, focus on good form, and you’ll start to reap the rewards. But before we explain the best beginner yoga …

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How to Choose the Right Senior Living Community for Your Needs

When you first begin your search for a senior living community, you may feel confused by some of the jargon around levels of care and contract options. Each community is unique, but once you outline your priorities, it’s much easier to find one that serves your lifestyle. Here are six priorities to help you determine …

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Safe Driving Tips for Seniors

Older adults are often loath to give up driving. For many, their car keys are a symbol of independence and self-sufficiency, so it can be difficult to consider giving them up. But to ensure seniors’ safety — as well as the safety of others on the roads — it’s important to know the signs that …

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