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3 Ways Seniors Can Stay Active While Inside

Posted by Michael Watson on Nov 6, 2018 2:02:00 PM

With the weather getting cold and days getting shorter, going outside to exercise is becoming less and less advisable. This is especially true for seniors who might already have difficulty staying active due to any number of age-related factors. While it might be tempting to take up root as a couch potato, resist the urge and keep up your fitness routine. How do you do that without going out? Simple. Here are 3 ways seniors can stay active while inside.

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The Best Free Activities for Seniors in Princeton, NJ

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Oct 16, 2018 2:03:00 PM

If you or a loved one is in Princeton, NJ, you may be looking for fun, senior-friendly activities in the area. Luckily for seniors in this beautiful city, the choices are plentiful. Finding things to do when you live in Princeton is pretty easy. Choosing where to go is more difficult. Let's look at a few places you may want to check out when you are a senior in the city of Princeton. Best of all, these places are all free. 

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How Far Will My Money Go for Senior Care in Princeton?

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Oct 2, 2018 2:04:00 PM

Are you a senior who carefully budgets your income every month? If so, then you know it is important to take a look at the cost of living in an area before moving there or even moving out. Princeton in Mercer County, NJ, has a higher overall cost of living when you compare the area to other places in the United States, meaning seniors will be forced to pay higher amounts for the necessities, such as housing, food, transportation, and senior care. Read more to find out how far your dollar can go!

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Does Happy Mean Healthy?

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 4:05:00 PM

In the whirlwind of all that goes into senior care, one of the crucial elements of care is actually personal happiness. Understandably, it is easy to be more concerned with a loved one's health, the logistics of transportation, scheduling appointments and so on; we encourage seniors to grin and bear it because we want to keep them healthy. However, their own happiness is a large part of health.

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4 Hidden Hospital Costs for Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 2:57:00 PM

80% of hospital bills contain errors. With so many medical appointments and hospital visits, seniors are likely to incur a majority of these billing errors. When your loved one doesn't feel well, the last thing you want to deal with is worrying about hidden hospital costs or potential billing errors. So, here are 4 hidden costs or billing errors you should watch for on your loved one's medical bills. 

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3 Pets Seniors Should Adopt

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Caring for a pet can be a great experience, especially for seniors who want some extra companionship in their lives. But what kind of options do you have when cats and dogs just don't seem like a good fit? Here's a list of 3 pets seniors should consider adopting instead of a feline or canine friend. 

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6 Things You'll Pay For Out of Pocket with Basic Health Insurance

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM

You'd think that people with insurance would have very limited medical costs, but sometimes this isn't the case. Health insurance does not cover everything, and this becomes particularly difficult for seniors relying on Medicaid for their primary coverage. Here are 6 things seniors have to pay for out of pocket with basic health insurance plans.

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Top 5 New Vehicles for Seniors

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

There is a lot to look for when shopping for a new vehicle. For the seniors in life, purchasing a new vehicle should be done thoughtfully and carefully. Be sure the vehicle you are about to purchase is easy for you to drive, comfortable for you to sit in, and makes you feel safe.

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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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