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Helping Seniors Avoid Isolation | 5 Ways
May30

Helping Seniors Avoid Isolation | 5 Ways

The older we get, the more self-reliant and independent we become. However, the amount of self-reliance we experience can commonly be described with a bell-curve in terms of each person’s lifespan. One of the most pressing issues affecting seniors is social isolation. For individuals who can’t get out of the house as easily as they used to, there’s the risk that their social life will suffer. Even for seniors in nursing homes or...

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Senior Safety: Negative Effects of Daylight Savings Time
Mar08

Senior Safety: Negative Effects of Daylight Savings Time

Each year we “spring forward” one hour for the start of daylight savings time. The longer evenings and less artificial light may be a reason to rejoice for some, but for the elderly, this isn’t always the case. For seniors especially, there are some negative effects of daylight savings time that could potentially impact their health. That said, it’s important to recognize how this time change could negatively...

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Best Apps for Seniors in 2018
Dec18

Best Apps for Seniors in 2018

Today, people young and old know the constant glow of smartphones – each with apps used for just about anything you can think of! If there’s one thing we’ll only see more of, it’s software for the ever-increasing range of mobile devices available to consumers. In all honesty, there are way too many apps to even keep track of, yet some are absolutely essential for smartphone-wielding seniors to install! No matter your interests...

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Treatments for Seasonal Depression in Seniors
Nov30

Treatments for Seasonal Depression in Seniors

As the weather grows colder and winter holidays approach, not everyone feels the joy of the season. In fact, many seniors experience a decrease in their mood, energy, and outlook due to changing temperatures and daylight hours. This condition is called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or seasonal depression, and it’s a serious concern for many seniors. Unfortunately, not everyone has the ability to migrate closer to the equator each...

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Senior Nutrition Guide
Sep22

Senior Nutrition Guide

Healthy eating is important no matter what your age. However, as we get older, making good choices about the foods we eat becomes even more essential. Senior nutrition is perhaps one of the most important components of a healthy lifestyle for older adults. While there is no one answer to the question of how to eat healthily, we do have a few tips that can help get you started. As the USDA says, “as we age, healthy eating can...

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How to Stop Ageism
Sep13

How to Stop Ageism

Seniors are full of knowledge, experience, and life. Unfortunately, in American culture, there’s often a stigma surrounding the elderly community. There are many factors that contribute to ageism, so it can be difficult to figure out how to stop ageism in your life. Although some factors are out of your control, there are plenty of ways you can fight any ageism among individuals in your life. How to Stop Ageism through Your Behavior...

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