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How to Enjoy Halloween during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Halloween is often an intergenerational evening of fun that families look forward to all year long. Grandparents enjoy tagging along as costumed grandchildren make their rounds collecting candy throughout the neighborhood. Halloween is second only to Christmas as far as holiday spending goes. From costumes to candy, Americans spent 8.8 billion dollars last year.

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Handwashing 101 - 7 Steps to Protect Your Health

Most people know that one of the keys to protecting yourself from the coronavirus is practicing good hygiene, specifically washing your hands frequently. Effective handwashing is more than just running your fingers under the water for a few seconds. To help kill any germs and viruses that may be lingering, you need to use warm, soapy water and scrub every part of your fingers, thumbs, hands, and wrists.

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Flu Season Ahead: How to Prepare Today

As people around the world continue focusing on the COVID-19 crisis, the time of year when the seasonal flu begins to make its rounds is approaching. It’s important not to overlook the safety measures designed to protect us all from the influenza virus. Compared to the severity of the coronavirus, the flu may not seem as serious of a health risk.

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Dementia & Dignity: How Not to Treat an Adult with Alzheimer's

Watching a senior loved one struggle with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia is heartbreaking for families. It’s often referred to as “the long goodbye” because the disease slowly robs an adult of their ability to remain active and independent. For many family members, protecting their loved one’s dignity becomes one of their most pressing concerns.

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Answers to the Most Common Questions about Medicare

As the country grapples with the COVID-19 health pandemic, seniors may be worried about the future. When the days feel uncertain, it’s important to know you can count on your health insurance to cover your care needs. Medicare is the most common health plan for adults over the age of 65.

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Pneumonia and the Risks for Older Adults

As the search for treatment options and a vaccine for the coronavirus continue, it’s important that seniors take extra steps to protect their overall health. We know the seasonal flu begins to make its rounds in the fall. Often, this is the time of year when the number of cases of pneumonia starts to rise as well.

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The Taste of Fall at Sunrise Senior Living

Nutrition plays a key role in overall health and well-being. A healthy diet keeps the immune system strong which aids in warding off viruses and disease. By contrast, a poor diet can contribute to falls and put you at higher risk for obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, and more. It’s important that seniors know how nutritional needs change with aging.

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Medication Safety Tip Sheet for Seniors

Safely adhering to a medication schedule can sometimes be tough for seniors, especially those who take multiple types of medicine each day. For reasons ranging from memory loss to small print on prescription labels, seniors make dangerous mistakes with medications every day.

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