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Senior Sleep Problems

“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”   English Dramatist  Thomas Decker As people age they tend to have a harder time falling asleep and more trouble staying asleep then they did during younger years.  According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), senior sleep problems have been reported by more than 40% seniors for being less...

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The Benefits of Exercise for Mature Adults

We all know that physical activity and regular exercise is good for us.  In fact, even light or moderate activity can be the healthiest thing you can do for yourself even as an older adult.  Regular physical activity is important to the physical and mental health of healthy mature adults.  The National institute for Heath suggests therefore that older adults...

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Benefits of Staying Active through Volunteerism

Seniors who volunteer are happily creating a “win-win” situation in their neighborhood and in their lives. Volunteers make a huge difference every day at local churches, community centers, schools, libraries, and health care organizations.  Community service organizations thrive when they engage the services of seniors specifically by reducing costs with the donated time of the seniors.That altruistic act of volunteering...

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Importance of Intimacy for Mature Adults

Comedian  and nonagenarian George Burns quipped that “you can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” The stereotypical vision of baby boomers would have us all believing that seniors are quietly playing Bingo or shuffling along at the nursing home – waiting for their last days. This could not be further from the truth.  The National Council...

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Bathroom Safety – Older Adults

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the statistics for in home falls are alarming! Every 17 seconds an older adult is treated in a hospital for an injury related to a fall Falls are the leading cause of injury in older adults More than one-third of adults 65 and older fall each year Greater than 20% of all falls...

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Sleep Tips for Older Adults

As we age it is normal to experience changes in sleeping patterns.  But if you are chronically bleary-eyed and feel sleep deprived, it may be time to look into some techniques to improve your quality of sleep. Whether you are a newborn baby or a senior, sleep is essential to your physical health and emotional well-being.  Seniors that have poor...

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Assisted Living vs Nursing Home

When you grow concerned about the safety, well-being, and even needed social contact for your elderly loved one, the decision to look into senior living facilities can be overwhelming.  However, the ultimate goal of providing better medical care and more social opportunities can also provide peace of mind for the entire family. The two most common forms of senior living...

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