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5 Benefits of Dancing for Seniors

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:24:00 PM

Dancing is a universal language and a fantastic way to be expressive. It is no wonder that a disco dance center in South Korea has changed the lives of many. Dancing for seniors offers many health benefits to help them stay happy and engaged. Here are 5 simple ways that incorporating dance into a seniors life is healthy for them.

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Hidden Costs of a Senior Parent's Emergency Room Visit

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 2:58:00 PM

During a medical emergency isn't the best time to think about financial matters. However, the reality is that the cost of medical care can be quite high and cause concern for many seniors. So it's good to be prepared ahead of time. If you have Medicare, you may run into issues if you're not aware of their payment policy when you receive emergency hospital services. Here is what you need to know.

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3 Furry Friends Your Senior will Love

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

Pets can be challenging for any age. For seniors, a rambunctious dog or a cat who needs constant care can be too much work. As social creatures, your typical dog or cat needs a lot of attention from their owners, a challenge for seniors who may not even be capable of taking care of themselves.

However, this doesn't mean that seniors can't have their own companion to take care of. They simply need one that will not require as much time and energy. We've put together a list of 3 furry animals that would make great choices for your loved one.

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Avoid The Top 5 Causes For Readmissions

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

After being discharged from the hospital, too many seniors find themselves returning for readmission. However, there are things that seniors and caregivers alike can do to prevent readmission. Read some of the tips below. 

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3 Things to Wear to Help Seniors Stay Active

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

Both aging and exercise can be rough, and certain things we do only make them rougher. For example, not getting enough exercise can make you more susceptible to diseases and health issues common with aging, which only make it even harder to work out. To keep this from happening and to stay in tip top shape as you get older, here's three fitness wearables for seniors that can make it easier and more fun to stay in shape

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The 3 Best Exercise Equipment for Seniors

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

Many seniors want to stay active and healthy as they age, but they don't always know the best ways to do so. Walking, yoga, water sports, and fitness classes are great ways for seniors to stay in good shape, and some of the benefits of these exercises can be gained through exercise machines.

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Caring for Grandparents—Caring for Yourself!

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

As a young parent, there were probably times you sought the advice of your parents or grandparents. After all, raising a child isn't easy, and there is no substitute for the wisdom that comes with experience.

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4 Ways Baby Boomers Are Reshaping Retirement

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

For the Silent Generation, those born between about 1925 and 1940, retirement was basically just a time to enjoy leaving the workforce behind and spending more time with family. But Baby Boomers have changed things dramatically. Here are 4 of the ways they are reshaping the retirement scene.

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Senior Health: 4 Little-Known Reasons To Start An Herb Garden

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

Starting a garden gives seniors a chance to introduce something new into their lives. Whenever we start a new hobby or learn anything new, new connections are formed in the brain, which helps maintain brain function. There is literally a laundry list of reasons to break ground on your new herb garden but here are four benefits to help motivate you to start today:

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Insomnia: Interesting Signs and Symptoms of Elderly

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

Although people of various ages have a restless night from time to time, it is definitely much more common as we age. But should every instance of sleep difficulty be described as insomnia? According to Mayo Clinic, "insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, or cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep". So how can seniors know if they actually have this aggravating yet treatable disorder?

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