Tag: senior


Tips for Helping a Senior Adult Maintain Personal Health

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May 2018

Tips for Helping a Senior Adult Maintain Personal Health

As our loved ones age, it can become more and more difficult to maintain personal health such as showering, brushing teeth, combing hair, getting the right nutrients and much more. Keeping up with personal hygiene can be a matter of pride for most people, so it can be challenging to help a loved one recognize when they are no longer meeting their own basic needs...

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8 Ways Seniors Can Stay Involved in the Community

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Mar 2018

8 Ways Seniors Can Stay Involved in the Community

8 Ways Seniors Can Stay Involved in the Community Staying involved in the community is beneficial at any age. Especially for our seniors, having an active role in the community can add purpose and meaning while building new and lasting friendships. Best of all, community involvement builds stronger and healthier communities in which we all thrive! So how can we encourage seniors to stay involved...

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Fun Spring Craft Ideas for Seniors

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Mar 2018

Fun Spring Craft Ideas for Seniors

Spring is the time of year when everything seems to come alive again! The flowers begin to bloom, grass and leaves grow and the birds start singing again. Spring is also the perfect time to make your home feel alive, and a great way to do that is to decorate it with some spring crafts. For our seniors, we have quite a few spring crafts...

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10 Ways to Support an Aging Loved One

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Feb 2018

10 Ways to Support an Aging Loved One

Do you have an aging friend or family member who needs your support? Do you ever find it challenging to show your support in the right way at the right time? You’re not alone! Many people find it difficult to know how to best support an aging loved one in a way that means the most to them. It’s important to consider their personality and...

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How to Help a Senior Live More Independently

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Feb 2018

How to Help a Senior Live More Independently

More and more, our aging population wishes to live as independently as possible for as long as possible. So long as their physical and mental health supports this decision, independent living can give your loved one a sense of pride and control over their lives. Though it makes them happy, it can leave you, the caregiver, with worry and anxiety about their health and safety...

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7 Ways Seniors Can Stay in Good Health this Winter

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Jan 2018

7 Ways Seniors Can Stay in Good Health this Winter

The winter months can be challenging for anyone to stay in good health. You’re battling higher risk of illness, and cold weather which can create dangerous conditions roads and sidewalks and limit your time outdoors. The good news is there are several ways in which you can be more mindful about your health this winter. Especially for seniors, staying in good health is essential to...

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5 Ways to Maintain a Relationship When Your Spouse is in Personal Care

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Oct 2017

5 Ways to Maintain a Relationship When Your Spouse is in Personal Care

On many occasions a spouse is widowed when the time comes for him or her to move into a personal care facility. In other instances a married couple will choose to move into an independent living apartment together. However, there are some scenarios in which a married couple needs to be separates, as one spouse moves into a personal care facility while the other spouse...

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The Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

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Sep 2017

The Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

The Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors Tai Chi provides real and substantial benefits for all who practice this internal Chinese martial art. It only takes a commitment of about 20 minutes per day and can be done throughout your entire lifetime. The practice itself focuses on mental and spiritual aspects integrated into a series of movements that flow together. Especially for seniors and those...

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Senior woman standing outside front door of house

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Aug 2017

How to Create a Safe Living Environment for Seniors

Living alone at any age can bring concerns of safety and security. Especially for a senior, living alone can bring the joy of independence or the fear of accident and injury leaving them unable to call for help. If you have an aging loved one living alone, whether in their own home or in an independent living community, there are many steps you can take...

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Senior couple on walk in countryside

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Jul 2017

Tips to Help Seniors Stay Safe in the Summer Heat

While the summer months can be a beautiful time to get outdoors and enjoy some sunshine, it can also be a dangerous time for our seniors. Overheating and dehydration are very real threats to our health, especially to our aging loved ones who may not have the help or resources to prevent them. In an effort to keep everyone safe this summer, take a look...

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