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Senior Mentors: How to Connect with a Mentoring Project That Makes a Difference

Today’s families are often separated by long distances. Adult children may leave the city they grew up in to go to college or pursue a career. They may settle in a new location and raise their family there. Busy family life can make trips home to visit loved ones more challenging.

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Healthy New Year's Resolutions for Seniors

At the start of a new year, people often resolve to improve their lives. Older adults are no different. For many, taking steps to live a healthier life is the focus of their New Year’s resolutions.

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Helping a Senior Regain Confidence after a Fall

Falls are the leading cause of disability and serious injuries among older adults. In fact, a senior is treated for a fall every 11 seconds in the United States. Issues like medication errors and poor nutrition can raise the risk for falls.

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What to Know about Gray Divorce and Senior Dating Safety

There are more single seniors today than ever before. A longer life expectancy combined with an increasing number of divorces later in life is a leading reason. Another is that more adults are choosing to remain single for their entire lives.

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The Benefits of Book Clubs and How to Start One

Reading is important at every age, including during retirement years. Here are some of the benefits of making reading part of your everyday life as you age:

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Beyond the Shot: How to Avoid the Flu during the Holidays

For many of us, flu prevention begins and ends with getting our annual influenza vaccine. That is the best way to prevent the flu, but as we head into the busy holiday season—a time that often coincides with an increase in flu activity—it’s good to know there are other precautions you can also take to protect yourself.

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Car Safety Checklist to Winterize a Senior's Vehicle

Winter is making its return to many parts of North America. Ice, snow, and cold temperatures can be hard on a vehicle. While many families take steps to help an older loved one prepare their home for winter, winterizing the car is sometimes overlooked. Even if the senior doesn’t drive all that often, it’s important to complete a winter readiness check.

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Why You Should Adopt a Senior Pet

November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month. While many people are committed to adopting animals through local shelters, older animals are often overlooked in favor of younger ones. But for seniors, adopting an older pet can be an ideal solution.

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