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Dancing Seniors Keep Up Vitality

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:01:00 PM

Dancing is something that other cultures promote and enjoy. In Seoul, there are Daytime Discos that seniors can frequent to shake their booty and socialize. Whether it's disco or jazz, dancing actually has many heath benefits for seniors. Learn more about why and how seniors are getting off the couch and boogieing! 

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Small Smart Home Appliances for Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 3:02:00 PM

Smart home appliances add convenience to your loved one's lifestyle and assist in everyday chores and tasks. From memory assistance via automated scheduling to chores and faucets that can turn themselves off, small smart-home appliance options are vast and diverse. Learn about some small smart home appliances that can help seniors in daily living. 

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5 Great Pet Options for Seniors

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:35:00 PM

When it comes to pet options for your loved one, traditional animals such as cats and dogs may no longer seem like a good fit. Dogs need to be walked daily, fed daily, and require annual veterinary check-ups. Cats, though able to care for themselves more than dogs, still require daily litter box cleanings, veterinary check-ups, and daily feeding. As our loved ones age, these seemingly simple tasks turn into difficult chores that can prove to be damaging at any given time. Instead, let's take a look at some low-maintenance pet options that will keep your loved one company while not requiring much care at all.

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3 Homeopathic Treatment Options Insurance Does Not Cover

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Seniors often turn to homeopathic treatments because of their safety and efficiency. This can be as an alternative to modern medicine or as a complementary remedy in a complete health plan. Unfortunately, these treatments are often not covered by health insurance coverage despite proven results.

Here are 3 homeopathic or holistic treatment options that the majority of health insurance companies (including Medicaid) do not cover.

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Senior Independent Living Essentials: Smart(er) Wearables

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

Seniors do not want to lose their independent living, even though they know they are more physically frail and more prone to accidents. With the new generation of smart wearables, many of them improved upon the older systems, it is possible to stay independent longer and be healthier. Furthermore, they are extremely simple to use. 

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3 Best Pieces of Exercise Equipment for Seniors

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

As we age, it becomes more important than ever to exercise regularly. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to keep up a routine what with health issues and a lack of ability to do many of the most popular methods of working out. However, there are many ways for seniors to work out safely and easily, many of which incorporate exercise equipment for added benefits and ease of use. Here are three of the best pieces of exercise equipment to help seniors work out.

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Senior Health: 3 Ways Grandchildren Can Cope With Caring For Grandparents

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Caring for a loved one is never easy. That's why we've put together a list of three coping mechanisms that will help you care for your grandparent gracefully. These methods will help you lighten your load, gather your thoughts and, ultimately, allow you to spend quality time with your grandparent. Here are 3 ways to help you cope with caring for your grandparents: 

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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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