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Best Gifts for Seniors | Our Top 10 Picks
Dec18

Best Gifts for Seniors | Our Top 10 Picks

Christmas is almost here, so it’s time to start thinking about what you want to get for your loved ones. But, buying gifts for seniors can be challenging. Elderly people are often downsizing in the later stages of their lives, so they may not have room for larger presents. This is especially true if they are in the process of moving into a nursing home. When searching for gifts for seniors, you should try to look for items that...

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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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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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Tough Conversations with Seniors | The Basics
Oct03

Tough Conversations with Seniors | The Basics

Finding the right senior care option for yourself or a loved one can feel like everything is falling into place. But how do people and families reach this point, and even more so, how do you start those tough conversations with seniors? Here at SeniorCaring.com, we realize that aging is a wonderfully diverse experience for everyone and there’s no definite answer on the best way to approach seeking elder care other than starting with...

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Genealogy Research for Seniors
Aug25

Genealogy Research for Seniors

As one of the most intimate parts of our being, human DNA can provide an incredible amount of insight. As microscopic as it is, the chemicals encoded in each of our cells contain information that can tell us about where our ancestors lived in the past, what health risks we may face, and even the percentage of Neanderthal DNA we’ve inherited! Although ‘recreational genomics’ is by no means the most accurate way of learning about your...

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The Importance of Social Interaction for the Elderly
Jul18

The Importance of Social Interaction for the Elderly

People often overlook the importance of social interaction for the elderly. As the physical and mental well-being of senior citizens begins to decline, staying socially active serves as an important method for elderly care. Maintaining a connection with others help strengthen the immune system while improving mental health. Socialization has a lot of positive effects for senior citizens. It is an integral part of our lives. As social...

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