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How to Get to Know a Senior Living Community When You Can’t Visit

Choosing the right retirement community is a big decision because it’s really several major decisions rolled into one. It’s a personal choice of location and a residence. It’s a social choice of the people who will be part of everyday life. It’s a financial choice affecting savings and an estate. And it creates a plan …

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When Should I Move to a Retirement Community?

The decision to choose senior living is a highly personal one. When thinking about a move but uncertain what age to move into a retirement community, it’s essential to take into account the variety of benefits community living provides. Freedom from home maintenance and yardwork; protection of your financial legacy; and opportunities for dining, socialization …

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Healthy Hobbies: The Benefits of Bike Riding for Seniors

Even if you haven’t hopped on and pedaled a bike in a while, you’ll find it easy to get back in the flow. What better reasons are there to get back on a bicycle than enjoying the breeze on your skin and the feeling of autonomy? Well, there are many benefits of bike riding, putting …

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The Benefits of Lifelong Learning for Seniors

Despite what you may have heard, the ability to learn new things doesn’t diminish with age. If anything, the potential for learning continues to expand. That’s because your brain never stops growing as long as you continue to use it. So stay curious and continue challenging the way you think. The benefits of lifelong learning …

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The Best Diet for Seniors

The best diet for seniors is one that provides all the nutrition their body needs. A good place to start is with these recommendations from the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables Choose healthier sources of protein such as fish, chicken, nuts and beans Substitute whole grains for refined grains …

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Stress Management Activities for Seniors

Navigating Bumps in the Road Stress is a normal part of life. However, as bodies age, coping with stress isn’t as easy as it used to be. Resilience to stress is a complex, orchestrated response, reliant on a robust immune system, heart health, brain fitness, and other physical and mental factors. As lungs, heart and …

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