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5 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Isolation
Nov26

5 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Isolation

The older we get, the more self-reliant and independent we become, right? While this is mostly true, this independence is not very sustainable. Our self-reliance is often described as a bell-curve instead of a linear increase. As we age, we generally need more help from other people. This not only applies to our physical difficulties, but it’s also relevant to our mental health. One of the most pressing issues affecting seniors...

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Activities for Seniors With Dementia
Jul23

Activities for Seniors With Dementia

Finding enjoyable activities for seniors with dementia is all about planning ahead and playing to one’s strengths. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can cause significant changes in a person’s ability to communicate and remain independent. Therefore, caregivers are often responsible for finding activities that will help improve their loved one’s quality of life as they age. Though challenging at times,...

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Senior Dating: 6 Exciting Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day
Jan31

Senior Dating: 6 Exciting Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away, so it’s time to start planning how you will celebrate with that special someone. Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or getting to know someone new, dating as a senior doesn’t have to be boring. Here are some fun senior dating ideas that will make this year’s holiday unforgettable. Senior Dating for Life Partners After being together for many years, it’s easy to fall into the same...

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Reaching for Reality | VR for Seniors
Dec12

Reaching for Reality | VR for Seniors

Sometimes, no matter how badly you want to get out and do things, you just can’t get there anymore. Some seniors are restricted from their favorite outings because of physical restraints. Others are in nursing homes far from where their families live, and so they can’t be there for birthdays and holidays like they used to. Many are suffering from memory loss. But imagine if all of these aging people could experience new places or see...

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A Guide to Volunteering for Seniors
Feb05

A Guide to Volunteering for Seniors

Many seniors find that as they age, they have even more to give back to their community. Whether this is because they have more time after retiring or simply thanks to their wealth of life experience, many seniors find that volunteering is a rewarding way to spend their time. Volunteering for seniors is a great way to do good and feel good and you can do it by yourself or as a couple. That said, with so many opportunities out there,...

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Assisted Living Activities For Seniors
Jan03

Assisted Living Activities For Seniors

You might already have an idea in your mind when it comes to assisted living activities for seniors. Many picture a few tables in an empty room, with the drone of a bingo caller providing the background noise for idle conversation. Others might imagine that craft-night will highlight the month, with knitting and crochet stirring up loads of fun. However, assisted living activities for seniors have come a long way.  A variety of...

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