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How to Prevent Winter Weight Gain

Whether you are a senior or a caregiver for one, you might find the winter months a tough time of year to manage your weight. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University say people gain an average of 5 to 7 pounds during winter months. For adults with chronic health conditions like heart disease or diabetes, that kind of weight gain can be dangerous.

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Intergenerational Family Activities for Winter Months

Winter can be a cold and snowy season in many parts of the country. It might make older adults more reluctant to go outdoors as often as they might like. Understandably so.

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Learn More about Strokes and Their Risk Factors

Stroke statistics are quite startling. Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. experiences a stroke. Every four minutes, someone dies from a stroke. According to the National Stroke Association, it is the fourth-leading cause of death in this country.

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5 Benefits of Reading as You Grow Older

Most of us know physical exercise is good for our health. It helps lower the risk for health problems ranging from cancer to heart disease. Like the body, it’s also important to exercise the mind to protect cognitive health.

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6 Ways Seniors Can Cut Their Home Energy Expenses

Energy costs can take a big bite out of a senior’s budget, especially for those who live on a fixed income. From small changes you can make around your home to purchasing energy-efficient appliances, finding ways to cut energy expenses wherever you can is important.

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Can Generic Drugs Help Older Adults Safely Save Money?

Generic drugs are sometimes misunderstood. They are a less expensive option, but people may worry that a generic medication might not be as good as a brand name medication. According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 90 percent of prescriptions that are filled in this country are for generic drugs.

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Addiction and Aging: What Seniors Should Know to Stay Safe

Seniors are probably the last age group that comes to mind when the topic of addiction comes up. That’s one reason the statistics showing escalating drug misuse among older adults caught many health professionals off guard. Experts say as many as 15 percent of older adults are misusing a prescribed medication.

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Meaningful Activities Enrich Lives at Sunrise

Like all the best homes, Sunrise communities are full of vibrant life and constant activity. This is thanks to Sunrise activities teams, who use creative programming to shape meaningful days for every resident.

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