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Try These 3 Apps To Help Organize Your Medication

The majority of older adults living in the U.S. have been diagnosed with at least one chronic condition that requires regular medication. In fact, according to the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, 92 percent of the 43.1 million adults aged 65 and older have at least one chronic condition, while 77 percent have more than one. Taking the proper medication as directed by the doctor is crucial to managing these illnesses. However, medical nonadherence continues to be a major problem throughout the country. Seniors should consider downloading smartphone applications to assist them in taking their prescriptions on time.

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Sunrise of Lincoln Park, IL, Adopts Community Pet Howie!

Many people often express how when they save a pet through adoption, it’s the pet that actually “saved” them. Residents at Sunrise of Lincoln Park, IL, can agree! Their new pet, Howie, went from needing one loving owner to now having an entire community of residents caring for him. Howie originally came to Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty Society from Tennessee through the Rescue Waggin’ program, which relocates homeless pets from shelters to loving homes.  He can now be found wandering around the community with residents, team members and family members. Howie also gets along great with visitors. Some of his favorite hobbies include begging for belly rubs, taking long naps and showing his affection.

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Research Shows Lack Of Sleep Impacts Heart Health

Most people know that failing to get the proper amount of sleep impacts their ability to function efficiently throughout the following day. However, a lack of sleep also has the potential to cause more serious health problems for adults, especially seniors, whose bodies become more vulnerable to illnesses as they grow older. New research shows that poor sleep can have negative impacts on heart health. 

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Stay Hydrated This Summer With Infused Waters

Many people are surprised to learn just how much water they should be drinking each day to stay properly hydrated. Here's what you need to know about water intake and a few ways to give your daily dose of liquid a flavorful kick.

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The Fairfax Becomes First Senior Community Certified As A Wildlife Sanctuary

Resident and retired Navy officer Captain James Harkin of The Fairfax, VA, began working with the Audubon at Home Program of the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia in 2012. The partnership’s purpose was to encourage more birds, butterflies and other wildlife to visit the community’s campus which includes a seven-acre lake and numerous green trails, perfect for thriving wildlife. Earlier this week The Fairfax was proudly named a Certified Wildlife Sanctuary by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia.

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Heart Disease In Women: Risk Factors And Preventive Measures

Many seniors may know that heart disease is a condition that impacts an alarming number of older adults throughout the U.S. However, not many realize how prevalent the disease really is. According to the Heart Foundation, it accounts for the deaths of more than 785,000 people every year. Seniors become more susceptible to the various forms of cardiovascular disease as their bodies age. In fact, older women in particular are vulnerable to the illness.

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4 Financial Musts for Seniors

Years of planning for retirement are only as good as how wisely you spend your financial nest egg in your golden years. Seniors are often the most vulnerable to financial woes as they age whether it is because they can be too trusting or are less involved in their finances than they once were.

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Healthy Ways to Celebrate National Ice Cream Month!

Ever since President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month in 1984, people have been celebrating appropriately with the tasty, cool treat.

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