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Winter Fitness Ideas for Seniors

Winter can make it more challenging to stick with your fitness goals. Not only does the cold, snowy weather make many people less inclined to leave the comforts of home to exercise, it may also be hazardous to do so. Icy parking lots and slippery sidewalks can present fall risks, especially for seniors.

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The Dangers of Social Isolation among Seniors and How to Avoid It

The topic of isolation and how it impacts older adults has garnered a great deal of research over the past decade. From studies conducted at the National Institute on Aging at NIH to a special report created by the Administration for Community Living and the Administration on Aging, science repeatedly demonstrates the dangers of being socially isolated as you grow older.

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What to Consider Before Moving Closer to an Adult Child

In today’s transient society, families are often separated by long distances. Education and career opportunities may lead adult children to other cities and states. Once settled, they may be unlikely to return to their hometown.

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Winter Skin Care Advice for Older Adults

The cold winds of winter can do more than make your teeth chatter. It can also be tough on the skin, especially if you are an older adult. Seniors are already prone to aging-related skin issues, such as Eczema craquelé and Seborrheic dermatitis. Both can leave skin itchy and irritated.

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Activities Kids Can Engage In When Visiting a Grandparent in Assisted Living

After a grandparent moves to an assisted living community, visits from the youngest generation are more important than ever. Besides the enjoyment they bring, there is the opportunity to show off the grandkids to new neighbors.

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Finding Gratitude When You Are an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s, or another form of memory loss, can be emotionally and physically exhausting. The days often seem long and stressful no matter how dedicated you are to your family member. Finding things to feel grateful for might be a challenge.

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11 Tips for Thriving during Retirement

Most of us look forward to the day we can retire and spend our days pursuing favorite pastimes. While having the freedom to follow your dreams is nice, it isn’t always enough. Some seniors find themselves struggling to settle into a healthy, productive lifestyle.

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Beating the Postholiday Blues

The hustle and bustle of holiday festivities make for a joyous season. From the carols that play on the radio to the decorations that adorn your home, it’s a magical time to build lasting memories with family and friends. Once the festivities are over, however, the days can seem long and lonely. When combined with winter weather, the impact may be even more challenging.

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