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5 Health Benefits of Summer Vacation for Seniors

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

Vacation has its health benefits for the entire family, especially seniors. From improving certain functions to enhancing mental health, seniors can benefit from taking summer vacations in more ways than one. Here are five reasons to drag mom or dad along for this year's family vacation.

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Healthy Benefits of Herb Gardening For Seniors

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

Growing an herb garden can mean more than just delicious herbs to top your dinner off with, or to use in seasoning dishes you may cook. These herbs can provide a host of other benefits to the body as well. Moreover, the following are 6 benefits that herb gardening can provide for seniors beyond just a great topping on a dish they might enjoy for dinner:

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Is That Restless Sleep Due to Age, or is it Elderly Insomnia?

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

Is an older adult in your life tossing and turning at night? Are they complaining about not getting enough sleep or having issues staying awake at night? If the answer is yes, then you may want to schedule yourself a quick doctor's appointment. Elderly insomnia often goes overlooked. Most of us attribute sleep issues in the elderly to their age when it's actually a symptom of insomnia. Here are some signs and symptoms of elderly insomnia to look out for.

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Helping Seniors Weather the Storm Season: Be Prepared!

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

Along with the glory of spring comes the threat of tumultuous weather. When one season collides with another, it's fair to expect--and prepare for--a few storms. Here's how seniors can best prepare for inclement weather and all its accompanying effects.

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3 Spring Activities for Seniors

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

Spring is known as the season of rejuvenation, with all the plants that wilted in the winter coming back to life and brightening nature with beautiful colors. You can also participate in the rejuvenation this season by embracing new activities like the 3 listed below.

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Tips About How You Can Be Part Of Your Senior's Hospital Discharge Process

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 27, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Most seniors think of the discharge process as taking place on the day they go home. But so much more is involved than that. It is wise for seniors and their loved ones to know as much as possible about the process. So here are a few things to keep in mind when you need to support your senior during a hospital admission.

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How Seniors Can Make Tax Season Less Stressful

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 13, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Only a tax account wakes up in the morning starting in February and ending April happy that it's tax season again. For everyone else, it's a chore that needs to be done. Seniors can find this time especially challenging since they may be recently retired or have mounting medical bills. They may wonder how to ensure they pay the least while staying within the current tax code with all their life changes. Here are some tips for making tax time a little less stressful for seniors. 

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Tips For Seniors Looking For Loved Ones On Social Media

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 20, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Bears, chocolate candy, cards, roses, and everything else surrounding Valentine's Day has the tendency to remind us of our sweetheart from many years ago. It can also just make us crave companionship in general, missing our friends that we drifted away from. Many seniors are satisfying that craving by means of social media. Here are some tips to help you reconnect with your long lost loved ones.

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Knowing The Difference Between Age-Related Memory Loss And Dementia

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 6, 2018 5:30:00 PM

It is quite common, almost expected, for people to become more forgetful as they age. Because of that, it can be tempting to assume all memory loss is age-related. However, it could be caused by a more serious problem, dementia. Thankfully, it is possible for seniors to know the difference. Here are a few ways.

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Help For Seniors Preparing Taxes: Avoiding Scams

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 23, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Tax season is upon us with all of its stress for some, and excitement for others who may be expecting a large refund. Wherever you fall among taxpayers, the commonality is that the time has arrived and work must be done. Unfortunately though, tax season is a big opportunity for scammers who love to prey on seniors. Although we all feel like we cannot be duped, it really can happen to anybody. So here are a few tips to keep in mind.

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