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Learn How Walking Might Help Prevent Frailty in Seniors

Older adults often develop a fear of falling. For some, it is because they’ve already experienced a serious fall. For others, it is because someone they know has. It’s not an unfounded fear for seniors to have. Falls remain the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults.

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What Are the Risk Factors for Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition most people associate with older women. While it’s true that the signs of osteoporosis typically appear during retirement years, the disease actually starts much earlier. Keeping bones strong and healthy should start when you are as young as your 20s and continue for the rest of your life.

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4 Fire Safety Resources for Older Adults

October is National Fire Prevention Awareness Month. While we all know that in-home fires can be deadly, few realize who is at greatest risk: older adults.  In fact, seniors are harmed or fatally injured in a fire at a rate double to that of younger adults. The older you are, the higher your risk.

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How Can Assisted Living Help Older Adults with Vision Loss?

From retiring to relocating, aging requires each of us to learn how to adapt to change. One change an older adult may experience is declining vision or vision loss. Research shows that one in six adults over 65 has some form of visual impairment.

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Mammograms and Senior Women: Here's What You Should Know

Mammogram guidelines can be confusing. From one organization to another, there are conflicting recommendations on what age a woman should start getting mammograms at, how often to receive them, and when they are no longer needed. For older women, it’s difficult to find any recommendations at all.

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Ready to Assist: Learning More about Service and Guide Dogs

Most of us have spotted service dogs assisting their owner in a grocery store, at a local shopping mall, or just out for a walk. These carefully selected and well-trained animals can provide support to people of all ages and with a variety of health conditions.

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Setting Healthy Boundaries When a Parent Moves In

Sometimes, the decision to move an aging parent or other family elder into your home is borne of necessity. It could be a short-term solution while the senior recuperates from an illness or injury. The goal is to help your loved one rehabilitate and return to their home feeling healthier and stronger.

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Retirement Success: 5 Factors to Consider to Live Your Best Life

Most of us have a vision of what our retirement years will look like. That vision might include plans to travel, tackle new hobbies, or spend time spoiling the grandchildren. As you finalize your plans to live your best life during retirement, it’s important to remember that where you live matters.

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