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4 Must-Listen Podcasts for Seniors

Podcasts are an increasingly popular form of media enjoyed by people of all ages. In essence, podcasts are pre-recorded radio shows that users can play on demand. Podcasts are often downloaded straight from the podcast website or streamed on podcast hosting apps like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, and many others.

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Common Causes of Falls and How to Avoid Them

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: Falls pose a large health risk to people over the age of 65. Most of us are familiar with common fall causes, like slippery bathroom floors and rogue items on the floor. But many of us are oblivious to the less obvious dangers – dim lighting and certain medications, among others.

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Should You Adopt a Companion Animal?

Pet adoption is at an all-time high in the United States. It makes sense: People are spending more time at home, often without the company of others. After a few weeks, a furry friend starts to sound like a great investment.

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The Benefits of Eating Seafood for Older Adults

Grocery shopping looks a little different in 2020. Between pandemic-caused shortages and hurried, masked trips to the grocery store, many seniors have had a hard time sourcing food during the coronavirus pandemic.

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What to Look for in a Home when Downsizing

People choose to downsize for a variety of reasons. Seniors tend to downsize more than any other demographic, aging out of large homes and wanting to find more manageable spaces to make their own.

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Tips for Staying in Touch with Distant Family

Studies show that seniors experience loneliness more than any other age group. The coronavirus pandemic has only exacerbated senior loneliness, limiting physical interaction older adults have with their families.

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Why Are Medical Alert Systems So Ugly?

We know that medical alert systems aren’t the most stylish accessories. In fact, we know that some seniors might be hesitant to wear them because of their recognizability. But these devices are identifiable by design: they’re supposed to be recognizable, easy to use, and senior friendly.

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Skincare Routine Tips for Seniors

If you’re a senior, you’re probably not spending a lot of time on your skincare routine. As we age, we begin to prioritize other physical needs – health, nutrition, and mobility, among others.

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Convincing a Parent to Wear Their Medical Alert System

Medical alert systems are crucial in an emergency, but not all parents are immediately keen on the idea. This resistance can have a variety of roots – from thinking the system is ugly to feeling insecure about age and health.

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How to Recover from a Fall – Both Physically and Mentally

Recovering from an injury can be a long and daunting process. Seniors recovering from falls may have a range of experiences and emotions – from pain and embarrassment to the loss of independence and security.

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