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Winter Hazards to Avoid

Frostbite can cause damage to the skin and progress to the bone. It usually affects the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers, and toes. Frostbite can even result in loss of limbs. Seniors with heart disease and other circulation problems are at risk. Prevention includes...

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Festive Halloween Ideas

If you and your friends would like to get together for Halloween, here are a few ideas to make it a little more festive: Share scary stories Your friends probably know some good ones, but you can come equipped with a book or some stories from the internet just in...

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Preparing for an Emergency

Being prepared before disaster strikes is the best way to manage an emergency situation. For an aging adult, emergency planning may require some additional thought. The following information will help you start planning for an emergency. Emergency alerts The most...

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Why Seniors Should Consider Playing Golf

Offers Low-Risk Exercise Most seniors shy away from physical activities out of fear of harming themselves. However, golf is a low energy sport your loved one can play as often as he or she likes. It is a low-impact activity where players walk on a soft and gentle...

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Yoga for Seniors

Yoga is a holistic practice combining physical poses (asana) with mindfulness, breathing techniques, and meditation. The combination of these practices promotes functional mobility, self-discovery and helps rebalance the nervous system. For millennia, yoga...

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Gardening Tools

Here are a few tips for making the most of you garden this spring: Work on your soil Soil is the foundation of any good garden.  Compost to create soil that is healthy. Once you have healthy soil you get better disease resistance, stronger roots on your plants and...

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Spring is in the Air

After being cooped up indoors all winter, it will feel great to get some fresh air and sunshine. Keep your older adult comfortable with plenty of layers, a hat, or a light scarf. For older adults who aren’t mobile, simply sitting in a room with windows open to the...

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Walking Safely in the Winter

Walking on Ice Facing an icy surface can be a paralyzing experience. Not everyone has grippers and other safety aids. So, what should you do if it’s impossible to avoid an icy patch? Believe it or not, body movements can increase your stability on an icy surface. Slow...

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Self Care

Start a journal. Pick a subject to write about each time you make an entry. For example: Name 10 things for which you are grateful. Make a list of short-term goals. Write down 10 words to describe yourself. Name some internal and external resources you have to help...

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