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Helpful Self-Care Tips for Seniors

The poet Audre Lorde once wrote: “Self-care is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.” Too many people in the post-WWII generation have grown up believing that anything with the word “self” in it equates to selfishness. Taught the values of sacrifice and grit, “suffering in silence,” and “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” this whole…

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Connections Between Exercise and Brain Health

Over the last few decades, science has hugely expanded its understanding of the beneficial effects of exercise not only on physical health but also on brain health. Staying physically active is fundamental to improving and preserving cognitive health. There are numerous avenues you can take to pursue fitness, depending on your preferences and physical limitations.…

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National Assisted Living Week

For over two decades, the third week in September is devoted to honoring the importance of assisted living. Assisted living communities in the United States make a meaningful difference in the lives of countless seniors annually. First established in 1995 by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), National Assisted Living Week is the perfect…

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6 Ways to Stay Busy in Retirement

Remaining active and engaged with life well into your retirement makes life more enjoyable. It may help you stay healthy longer, too. How do you stay busy in retirement if your life has slowed down so much? It can seem a bit challenging, especially if you have some limitations on mobility. Engaging in a recreational…