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Gym or Home: Exercise Equipment for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Physical activity has far-reaching benefits for exercisers of all ages. For seniors, a good exercise program improves cardiovascular health, lowers the risk of developing chronic disease, eases symptoms that may accompany a pre-existing disease and improves balance while reducing falls. These changes together lead to a more active and functional life for older adults.

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4 Coping Mechanisms for Grandchildren Caring for Grandparents

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

There are a surprisingly large number of grandchildren that are the primary caregivers for their grandparents. This can be a tough and demanding job for someone so young, and sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. Young caregivers need more support, but they don't always know where to look to find it. Here are four coping mechanisms for young caregivers caring for grandparents.

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Senior Health: How To Prepare Your Senior For An Outdoor Family Reunion

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Today, we're going to share with you five safety needs to prepare your senior for the next family reunion. This list will outline the importance of keeping medical equipment readily available, the best setting for an outdoor event, and the two important reasons you should study the side effects of your senior's medications. Here are five ways to get your elderly loved one family reunion ready:

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Baby Boomers Are Reinventing Retirement. Here's How!

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 5, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Years ago, retirement meant moving to Florida, playing golf, and hanging out with the grandkids sometimes. But baby boomers are changing all of that. This is the generation of people born between about 1940 and 1964. They are now between 54 and 78 years old and they are reinventing life and retirement. Here are some ways they have written their own scripts.

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The Unsung Benefits Of Herbal Gardening For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 22, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Seniors will often rely on freshly grown herbs to assist them in a variety of ways. Whether they are looking for new seasonings to spice up their meals or they are in search of the best herbs to use for aromatherapy purposes, there are no shortage of obvious advantages to be enjoyed.

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5 Signs And Symptoms of Insomnia among seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 8, 2018 5:30:00 PM

The stereotype is that, the older we get, the more we tend to sleep. Especially once we've hit retirement age, and we no longer need to get up with an alarm in the morning. However, a lot of seniors find that deep, relaxing sleep evades them more often than not. While that's normal, to some degree, it's important to keep an eye on your sleep patterns to be sure you aren't suffering from elderly insomnia. Some of the signs include...

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Helping Seniors Weather The Storm Season: 5 Tips To Keep In Mind

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Storm season is a trying time for all of us, but it can be particularly bad for seniors. Which is why if you or someone you love is getting on in years, it's important to prepare for the eventualities that might come with storms. For example, you should...

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Fresh & Fun Spring Activities for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Spring is in the air! There's something about the birds chirping, flowers growing and sun shining that brings out the best of us. Spring is a favorite season for seniors since the weather isn't too cold, isn't too hot, and there are a lot of fun activities they can participate in! They've likely been cooped inside working all of their lives, so it's time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors.

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How Can Seniors Choose A New Car That Is Right For Them?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 27, 2018 5:30:00 PM

With all of the features available in new cars, it can be hard for seniors to decide which vehicle is best for them. Many seniors have chosen to hone in choosing a car that satisfies the need for safety, comfort, and a price within their budget. Here are a few available features that will help you achieve those goals.

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A Systematic Approach To Spring Cleaning For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 13, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Spring is for taxes, flowers, lovers, and cleaning! Yes, it is that time again, the time when seniors and others customarily do a thorough cleaning of the home. If you are ready to begin the task, here is a basic list of things to do.

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