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  • Combating Loneliness and Social Isolation

    Combating Loneliness and Social Isolation

    Seniors Can Still Grow Their Social Network People generally are social by nature, and high-quality social relationships can help us all live longer, healthier lives. However, older adults often find themselves unexpectedly alone due to factors like the death of a spouse or partner, physical distance from friends or family, or loss of transportation and […]

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  • Meaningful Moments of Joy with Art Therapy

    Meaningful Moments of Joy with Art Therapy

    Discovering the Right Tool for Self-Expression Art can be more than just a creative outlet or a hobby. As a therapy tool, artistic activities like painting, sketching, coloring, sculpting, and collage-making can improve the well-being, health and happiness of seniors. Art therapy activities can aid in dexterity and motor skills, and can guide individuals to […]

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  • The Stress of Fireworks on Seniors

    The Stress of Fireworks on Seniors

    Reducing Sensitivity and Confusion for Those with PTSD and Dementia While most of us enjoy the excitement and beauty of fireworks around Independence Day, these explosive displays can be anything but a reason to celebrate for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and seniors with dementia. Random explosions and noises from Fourth of July celebrations […]

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  • Clarifying Misconceptions Around Cataracts — From Causes to Medicare Coverage

    Clarifying Misconceptions Around Cataracts — From Causes to Medicare Coverage

    If you or a family member are over the age of 65, there is a good chance you have a cataract. A cataract is characterized by a clouding and darkening of the eye lens, which blocks vision. Many seniors don’t notice a cataract as it develops it happens over a longer period, and most people […]

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  • LGBTQ+ Seniors Aspire to Thrive, Not Hide While Aging

    LGBTQ+  Seniors Aspire to Thrive, Not Hide While Aging

    Creating an Inclusive Community National studies reveal that many seniors in the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBTQ+) community are worried they will not have the caregiving support they will need while aging. Uneasy about entering a senior living community, they often fear they’ll need to hide their LGBTQ+ identity to avoid discrimination or harassment. […]

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  • The Dangers of Seasonal Allergies on Seniors

    The Dangers of Seasonal Allergies on Seniors

    Some drug-free ways to help older adults breathe easy again  While allergies are often considered a condition that presents earlier in life, seniors are not exempt from the onset of annoying allergy symptoms. Age-related changes to the immune system may leave older adults at greater risk for infections and allergic inflammation. To complicate matters further, […]

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  • The Alarming Numbers on Geriatric Suicide

    The Alarming Numbers on Geriatric Suicide

    Effective suicide prevention starts with all of us Older adults make up 12% of the US population, but account for 18% of all suicide deaths. The number rises even higher for those over age 85, with elderly males having the highest risk among all older adults. Seniors have been particularly vulnerable to the psychological health […]

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  • Tax Preparation Can Be Taxing

    Tax Preparation Can Be Taxing

    Tips and Resources for Seniors with Cognitive Diseases Tax returns can be confusing for anyone. Social security, tax credits, tax exemptions, stimulus checks – the very thought of tax preparation is taxing on the brain. Too often tax preparation can become incrementally more difficult to understand and manage as people age. Changing technology, complex rules […]

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  • Identifying and Managing Stress in Seniors

    Identifying and Managing Stress in Seniors

    As we all experienced firsthand in 2020, stress can be debilitating or even aggravate health problems. For seniors, stress and aging often go hand-in-hand. Physical changes, loss of independence and the pressure of providing care for a spouse or sibling are common stress triggers for seniors.   We each experience and process stress in different ways. […]

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  • Discussing Advance Directives with Seniors

    Discussing Advance Directives with Seniors

    Medicare makes Advance Care Planning more common with physicians Seniors, just like the rest of us, don’t want to fret about worst-case scenarios. And who can blame them for wanting to spend their time enjoying life rather than worrying about the difficult decisions that may come in the future? More frequently, however, seniors are discussing […]

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