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A Guide for Staying Social and Making Friends as a Senior

Socializing becomes trickier as you age. The COVID-19 pandemic has made socializing even more difficult. Alert1 understands how important social connections can be to a senior's mental and physical health. This guide will help you understand how lack of socialization can negatively impact your health. It also provides tips to help you stay social as you age.

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Top Ways to Maintain a Caregiver-Work-Life Balance

Maintaining a caregiver-work-life balance can be stressful for both caregivers and their families. Learning to identify and manage caregiver burnout can improve both your life and the life of your aging loved one. It is important to seek out workplace benefits and strategies to keep your mental and physical health in check.

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Why It’s Important to Maintain a Healthy Weight as a Senior

Seniors should focus on maintaining a healthy weight as they age. Sustaining your ideal weight range can lower the risk of several diseases. If weight is left unchecked, you may develop high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes. Monitoring your weight can also lower your chances of getting certain cancers.

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Navigating the Grocery Store as a Senior – What to Buy and What to Avoid

Healthy eating is good for its own sake. But a healthy diet can help aging adults maintain the proper weight and mitigate the physical effects of aging. For these reasons, seniors should learn about the right foods to shop for and eat. Throughout this post, we’ll share guidelines for healthy eating habits, tips for easy grocery shopping as a senior, and other ways to create a balanced, healthful lifestyle.

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A Helpful Guide to Long-Term Care Planning for Seniors

“Long-term care planning” or “elder care planning” is an important process, whether you are planning for someone you love or for yourself. About 70% of people aged 65 and older have a chance of needing some type of long-term care. If you and your loved ones have never been through the planning process, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Read on to discover the basics of long-term care planning and the 4 helpful steps to create a plan that works for you.

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Brain-Healthy Activities that Can Delay Alzheimer’s Disease

About 20% of seniors will experience some form of mild cognitive impairment. For many, cognitive impairment can significantly change day-to-day activities, influencing decision making, reasoning, and memory. Sometimes, mild cognitive impairment develops into dementia, a category that can include Alzheimer’s disease. You or your loved ones can create brain-healthy lifestyles that include tools that increase cognitive activity.

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The Financial Perks of Being a Senior

Ready to save some money? We’ve compiled a list of several money-saving opportunities for seniors, including municipal senior services, tax deductions, senior discounts, investment discounts, travel discounts, more affordable health insurance, free college, and more.

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Study Concludes Seniors Can Reduce the Risk of Heart Failure by 50%

While older adults aged 55+ have a one-in-three chance of developing heart failure in their lifetimes, a study from Tufts University in Boston found seniors 55 and older can reduce their risk of heart failure by 50% by implementing changes centered around increased activity and a balanced diet.

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Zinc May Reduce Fall Risk for Seniors with Abnormal Blood Pressure

Abnormal blood pressure is extremely common among seniors, and it can lead to poor health outcomes over time. Importantly, this common condition can lead to an increased risk of falling — something that many seniors and their loved ones may not know. But a new study has found that zinc may help to regulate blood pressure.

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Button Alarm Systems are Useful for Those with Foot and Ankle Problems

Foot and ankle injuries particularly affect older adults. These types of injuries can put seniors at an increased risk for falls. They may also result in worse fall-related outcomes. Pain can impair one’s balance and mobility. As a result, this can become a risk factor for falls.

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