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Stay Young at Heart by Dancing

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:58:00 PM

When we think about exercise for seniors, we think of leisure walks or maybe even yoga. But disco goers in South Korea are proving that dancing is not just for the young, but the young at heart. There are around 1,000 "daytime discos" in the country that cater to seniors and are open well before the sun sets. These discos are an affordable, safe place for seniors to get out of the house and stay active. Disco staff even help pair up reluctant and shy dancers, ensuring that everyone has a great time. Besides being just plain fun, there are several reasons why dancing might be an excellent activity for your loved one.

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3 Easy-to-Use Smart Home Devices for Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 2:54:00 PM

With new technology, many of our day-to-day tasks have become simpler. Seniors can especially benefit from the latest smart devices to make their lives easier and smoother, especially those who remain home. Let's take a look at 3 devices that can help your loved one live easier and safer.  

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6 Tips to Take Care of Seniors and Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM

It's difficult to watch the ones we love get older and experience health problems. As much as we want to take care of the seniors in our lives, it can be difficult and demanding. Caregivers, whether professional or family members, can experience burnout and get tired of performing day-to-day tasks, feeling burdened by their responsibilities. But there are some ways to avoid burnout, and here are just a few.

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How To Avoid Being Readmitted To The Hospital

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Nobody wants to spend long periods of time in a hospital. Yet 15% of all seniors on Medicare who were admitted to the hospital ended up going back within 30 days. Let's go over a few things to keep your loved ones from being readmitted to the hospital.

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The Top 3 Wearable Tech Items For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Seniors that are looking to enhance their quality of life do not always have very many options to choose from. That is why wearable tech has become much more popular in recent years.

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Safe Exercise Equipment for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Seniors can greatly benefit from working out with exercise equipment. Seniors that stay physically active live healthier and longer lives. Their mental and physical capabilities are at full capacity when getting the right amount of exercise. 

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3 Coping Mechanisms to Ease Stress for Grandchildren Caring for Grandparents

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

More and more, various family members are helping care for aging loved ones. In some cases, grandchildren find themselves caring for their grandparents. Along with the stress involved in the daily care of someone you love, you may find yourself with a lot of responsibilities. There's are ways to help you cope with the stress and enjoy the extra time with your grandparents. Here's a look at three coping mechanisms to help ease the stress of being a primary caregiver to aging grandparents. 

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Summer Vacation: A Senior Health Boost

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 5, 2018 5:30:00 PM

So, what do you have planned this summer? It's never too early to start mapping out your next adventure, and the delightful truth about taking a vacation is that it's more than just tour buses, moving between sights, and taking pictures. Sure, that stuff can be fun, but summer trips are also a fantastic way to improve your health and well-being. Let's take a look at the positive aspects of a sunny summer vacation for seniors.

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Grow it Green: Benefits of Herb Gardening for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 22, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Though you may no longer wish to cultivate an all-out garden, have you considered herb gardening? From a small plot in your yard to the sweet simplicity of a windowsill garden, the benefits and enjoyment of fresh herbs can brighten your thoughts, tastes, and sense of well-being.

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What Are The Signs And Symptoms of Senior Insomnia?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 8, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Tossing and turning is only enjoyable if we are fully asleep and don't realize we're doing it! Otherwise, it's just another reminder that we are not having a good night's sleep. So what are some of the signs and symptoms of insomnia in seniors?

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