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Summer Activities that are Safe and Fun for Seniors

The weather is getting nicer, which means you might be itching to spend more time outside. The summer months are an excellent opportunity for older folks to spend time connecting with friends and family while outdoors.

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Best Side Job Ideas for Seniors

Getting a side job can be a great experience for seniors. But once you decide to pick up a part-time job, which options should you prioritize?

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Avoiding Dehydration: Tips to Help Seniors Drink More Water

With summer on the horizon, seniors might be looking for ways to remain healthy during the seasonal change. Summer brings with it a wealth of opportunity: more occasions to socialize, nicer weather, and more reasons to get outside.

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The Statistics on Senior Isolation – and Tips for Beating Loneliness

The facts around senior isolation have increasingly appeared in mainstream media. In the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the elderly are experiencing loneliness at an increased rate, especially amid social distancing and isolating.

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Why You Should Tell Your Doctor About Your Falls

It happens to everyone: You’re running an errand, walking into the kitchen, or out for a leisurely stroll, when suddenly, you’re on the ground, your medical alert system at the ready. It happens so quickly that you might not even know its cause.

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How to Fall to Minimize Injury

Falling poses the highest risk of non-illness-related injury to seniors, both inside and outside of the house. While there are certain strategies elderly folks can employ to prevent falls, they are not completely avoidable.

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Tips for Living on a Fixed Income

If you are retired or otherwise out of work, you’re likely living on a fixed income. This means you receive funds each month, typically from the government and in a set amount. This can be Social Security benefits, a pension, or unemployment payments.

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Tips for Keeping Your Mind Sharp

Everyone experiences the occasional “senior moment.” Perhaps you’ve forgotten someone’s name in the middle of a conversation, or maybe you’ve gone grocery shopping but couldn’t remember your list.

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The Best Video Games for Seniors and Nursing Home Residents

The number of Americans over 50 who play video games has increased significantly in recent years. Video games are booming in older age groups, with research finding these games more popular among older women than older men.

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The Benefits of Working After Retirement

Work trends among elderly folks have changed significantly. According to Bloomberg News, America’s elderly population is now more than twice as likely to have a job in old age than they were just 35 years ago.

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