Strategies for Keeping Your Mind Sharp

As we age, many of us fear mental decline, especially that stereotypical forgetfulness that we see in movies and television shows. While Alzheimer’s and dementia are conditions that older people experience, it doesn’t have to be that way for every senior. The trick is doing activities every day that not only keep our minds sharp, but that also help us feel younger and more energetic. Reading and writing. Last time, we talked about the value of reading for keeping dementia at bay. Reading can be Continue reading →

Benefits of Reading for Seniors

If you’re one of the millions who love to curl up with a good book, there’s good news for you. Reading is more than just a relaxing hobby. It’s now been shown to have several benefits that can be especially important for seniors. Delayed Alzheimer’s and dementia. Here’s a benefit that shows how a lifelong love of reading can help improve your life as a senior. Scientific studies have shown that people in their 70s who have been reading for years build up more neuron Continue reading →

Healthy Workouts for Seniors

Everyone needs exercise, and as we age, staying physically active improves our overall health. Better muscle strength and flexibility helps prevent falls and keeps your spine supported, and increased blood flow helps organs work more efficiently. Many seniors think that their mobility issues or health conditions prevent them from working out. But there are plenty of healthy exercises that can keep you in great shape so you can stay active. Always speak with your doctor before starting any new exercise program to see if they Continue reading →

Indoor Gardening Tips for Small Spaces

Gardening is a healthy and rewarding hobby, especially for seniors. It keeps you active as you care for your growing plants, and the end result is beautiful flowers, attractive foliage, or healthy vegetables. If you love gardening but don’t have space outdoors, an indoor garden can be the perfect solution. Here are a few tips that can help you make your indoor garden a success. Choose the right space. Plants need light, so an indoor garden should be located near a window, if possible. If Continue reading →

Downsizing Made Easy

As we get older, most of us find that the big family house no longer suits our lifestyle. Too much space and too many possessions just mean more work maintaining everything, which can even cause stress. Whether you’re transitioning to a senior living apartment or moving into a smaller house, you can simplify your life by downsizing, and these helpful tips can make it a lot easier. Give yourself plenty of time. There’s usually no reason to rush into downsizing. Going through all your possessions Continue reading →

Summer Safety for Seniors

The heat of summer is upon us, and it’s time to enjoy more relaxing days out in the sun. For seniors, summer fun means taking extra care to avoid overheating, since older adults are more susceptible to heat-related problems than younger people. Thankfully, it’s easy to enjoy the summer sun by remembering just a few tips for staying safe for your active senior lifestyle. Drink plenty of water. It’s easy to get distracted with all the summer fun and forget to drink enough water to Continue reading →

Caregiver Corner: Managing Medications

If you’re a caregiver for a senior, one of the most important tasks is managing medications. As we age, it becomes necessary to manage more health conditions with medications, so many seniors are prescribed multiple medications. Since each one has different instructions, it can be confusing for seniors to decide which pills they need to take at which time. Here are some tips for caregivers to help you manage all those medications for the seniors in your life. Use a pill organizer. There are multiple Continue reading →

Senior Transportation Options for an Independent Lifestyle

Every year, tens of thousands of older adults stop driving, and this can be a difficult time. Without the freedom to get in a car and go where they’d like, they rely on other people. But today, there are several new options for transportation for seniors that can help restore a sense of freedom and independence for seniors who no longer drive. Public transportation. Buses, subways, and light-rail systems are great ways to get where you need to go. With most cities offering a comprehensive Continue reading →

Best New Hobbies for Seniors

Retirement may mean the end of 40 hour work weeks, but it marks the beginning of a new phase of life. Now is the time to pick up all of those hobbies you wanted to try but didn’t have time for while you were working full time. Everyone needs something fun, engaging, and productive to do and we think these new hobbies for seniors fit that bill perfectly. Creativity in Art Painting and drawing can be very therapeutic hobbies. They provide an artistic outlet for Continue reading →

Finding Support as a Caregiver for Seniors

Whether they live at home or in a senior living facility, many seniors need caregivers to help support them as they maintain independent lifestyles. Being a caregiver can be extremely rewarding, but there are times when it can also be challenging. If you’re a caregiver for a senior, it’s important to have a support system that can help you. Stress can happen quickly as a caregiver for a loved one and can result in depression, fatigue, social isolation, and even financial strain. Even if you Continue reading →
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