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May 21st, 2014

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A Pet as a Friend

It has been well documented that there are many health benefits and a form of companionship for seniors who do not have family nearby. Many seniors get lost in isolation particularly once their spouse has passed. A pet requires care, such as feeding, in some cases walking and most importantly they exist in their healthiest […]

May 11th, 2014

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The Importance of Exercise at any Age

Exercise is what we need, at any age, to keep our lungs clear, our blood flowing and our bodies strong. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians the benefits of regular exercise reduces illness, improves your mood and aids in prevention of injury. The person 65 and older should also exercise. There are illnesses […]

Apr 6th, 2014

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The Importance of Good Conversation

Seniors who live alone may not realize it, but they are often missing out on one of the great joys in life on a daily basis. Good conversation can invigorate the mind and body and keep a person feeling young and energetic. A lack of good conversation can make a person lethargic and lead to […]

Mar 23rd, 2014

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Prevention is key to avoiding falls for seniors who live alone

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three seniors over the age of 65 will fall every year. Injuries from these falls are often worsened because of already poor health, bone brittleness, and the time it can take for a family member, friend, or neighbors to find a fallen senior if […]

Mar 16th, 2014

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Loneliness Can Have Major Effects on Health

We all get lonely from time to time, but did you know that prolonged loneliness can actually worsen or even cause physical health problems? Some of these are problems caused by behaviors associated with loneliness like alcohol consumption and general lethargy, but others are physical health problems directly caused by the psychological feeling defined as […]

Mar 9th, 2014

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Living Alone Can Lead to Poor Nutrition for seniors

Seniors who live alone can easily slide into bad habits regarding their nutrition. With no one to cook for and no one to talk to over meals, all of the joy that was once present during food preparation is no longer there. But a lack of companionship is only half of the story. Poor nutrition […]

Mar 2nd, 2014

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Strategies for Taking Medications Responsibly

It seems to be a general rule anymore that the number of pills a person takes in a day increases exponentially per year after a certain age. You start with one pill a day for your blood pressure, and before you know it, you’re taking an ACE inhibitor, a stating for your cholesterol, a blood […]

Feb 23rd, 2014

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Help seniors control clutter at home

Excess clutter in a home environment can be dangerous for seniors living alone. They can easily trip and seriously hurt themselves because they left a pile of magazine or a box of clothes in an unusual spot and then forgot about it. We have all heard of the show Hoarders, but the dangers of living […]

Feb 16th, 2014

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Dealing with uncertainty as we age

Seniors increasingly find themselves in a world that is more complicated and noisy than ever before. Technology is increasing in complexity at a rate far faster than they, or anyone else, can reasonably expect to understand. And unfortunately, many people out there are using that technology and the information that can be found easily on […]

Feb 9th, 2014

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Dealing with the inability to drive

One of the hardest decisions to make with an aging parent or relative is when to take their keys. Losing the ability to drive is a hard pill for many seniors to swallow. Most of them will have been driving themselves from place to place for fifty years or more. The thought of being confined […]