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The Health Benefits of Volunteering During Retirement

National Volunteer Week is here once again!

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Using Tai Chi to Manage Osteoarthritis Pain

The change of seasons, whether it is winter to spring or summer to fall, can be tough times for seniors with osteoarthritis. Fluctuations in temperature can cause the barometric pressure to shift. Cold weather can exacerbate osteoarthritis and other health conditions, like congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The same is true for hot, humid weather.

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Does Your Diet Need a Heart-Smart Makeover?

Heart disease ranks as the leading cause of death for both men and women worldwide. Research shows that 1 in 4 deaths are linked to heart disease. But, experts say it doesn’t have to be this way. Many of the risk factors that lead to cardiac related illnesses can be controlled through lifestyle choices, especially a healthy diet.

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Using One Little Word to Make 2022 Brighter

January is a month when people make resolutions on what changes they will make in the new year. For most, it will be tough to stick with what are often unrealistic goals. Family caregivers may skip making resolutions due to a lack of time or the belief that their days are not their own right now. One idea to consider for 2022 is to adopt one little word.

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Winter Fitness Tips for Older Adults

Between the holiday season and the cold weather, December can be a month where healthy diets and fitness routines begin to falter. As is true of any habit, once you are off track it can be tough to get motivated again. And weather can provide an easy excuse for not exercising.

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Coping Strategies After the Death of a Loved One

The past several years have been especially tough for people everywhere. The loss of life caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented in modern times. Whether you lost a loved one to COVID-19 or something else, finding healthy ways to cope may be a challenge.

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Why Exercise is Key for Adults with Parkinson's and Alzheimer’s Disease

Exercise is important at every age. It offers benefits for physical and mental well-being. For older adults, staying active also helps build core strength and protect balance, both of which can lower the risk of falls.

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Beyond COVID-19: Vaccines Seniors Likely Need

While most of the conversations related to vaccines this year have been focused on names like Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson, it’s important not to overlook others. Because an essential part of successful aging is disease prevention, it’s vital to know which vaccines you need and how often.

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