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Nearly 1 of 4 Americans have a musculoskeletal condition that requires medical attention; many of these Americans are senior citizens. What can you do to fight the complications that often come along with aging bones? [read more]

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There are so many things to consider when selecting an assisted living community. The best plan is to take your time, research several homes, and get input from both your senior and other family members before jumping into a decision. [read more]

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With the baby boomers quickly approaching or have already hit the age of 60, it is more important now more than ever for seniors as well as those approaching their senior years stay active. [read more]

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Diabetes management is often easier in children and young adults. With seniors, diabetes can present a number of challenges that can make disease management a challenge in itself. [read more]

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As your parents get older, many adults will assume the role as caregiver. As a caregiver, you are going to want to make sure your aging parents are taking care of themselves and staying healthy. [read more]

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Fitness experts have indicated that walking just may be as valuable as aerobic exercises such as swimming, running or riding a bike. Exercise is one of the oldest forms of exercise known and can be one of the most beneficial to senior citizens. [read more]

How can you know if the time is right for you to move from the family home to one that offers more support while allowing you to maintain independence? [read more]

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7 reasons why it is time to move for you or your loved one to move into an assisted living facility. [read more]

Ask any senior and they will probably overwhelmingly vote for home care over a residential facility. But family members have to weigh the pros and cons of each type of care. When is home care a viable solution for a senior’s need? [read more]

Many seniors seek employment for different reasons. Difficult financial times force some seniors to seek employment for financial reasons others may want to do it to keep busy. For many seniors, part time employment may be perfect. [read more]

The job interview is an important part of the job search process. It is where the personal interaction takes place between the applicant and the interviewer. It is also the situation in which the hiring authority can evaluate the applicant. [read more]

Reverse mortgages are getting more attention these days with seniors living longer and getting very little in savings and CD accounts. [read more]

Many seniors want to retain their independence in the performance of their daily tasks. They also have to keep their dignity as much as possible. As they age seniors will need more care and assistance whether in-home, in a retirement community, in an assisted living facility or a full-care nursing home. [read more]

Every year, thousands of older Americans experience a fall at home. Many of these falls result in serious injury and can even leave a once active elderly individuals disabled. [read more]

With the harsh, winter weather quickly approaching, many older adults choose to travel. They choose to escape the snow, ice and cold temperatures for a more luxurious winter of warm weather and sunshine. With school in session, popular travel destinations are often less crowded and can be booked at a cheaper rate. Before traveling this winter, here are some tips you should consider as a senior for safe and healthy travels. [read more]

As you reach the age of retirement and the post-retirement years, it may become necessary to consider long term health care. You will have to read and comprehend policies and other documents that discuss long term care. As in many sectors of life, long term care has its own language with terminology that the average lay person won't understand. [read more]

Assisted living, or custodial care, is not, as many people think, like living in a rest home where your entire day is spent bed-ridden or sitting in a wheelchair. In fact, assisted living can be provided in your own home. It's really just what it says it is; assisted living. [read more]

Many seniors feel that life insurance is unnecessary because they are retired and all of their children are grown independent adults. Unfortunately, that may not be the best decision. [read more]

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Even with a senior discount, going to the gym can still sometimes be inconvenient. For some going to a crowded gym, may even be intimidating. This is where a home gym can be very helpful. Even on a fixed income and with limited space for fancy exercise equipment, you can still build a home gym that will provide you with a convenient, effective and affordable workout. [read more]

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Dementia can be a scary condition that limits your ability to be independent. Fortunately, there are ways to help lower your risk of developing dementia. The food you eat may have a lot to do with your brain health as you age as indicated by numerous research studies. Keep in mind that fighting dementia with food does not mean you should just take vitamins. [read more]

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