• The holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate togetherness, especially if you haven’t seen loved ones regularly throughout the year. If you have elderly loved ones, don't miss this list of behaviors and physical actions that could show that you may want to check in more often after the holidays.

    6 Holiday Warning Signs that Mom or Dad May Need Help
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  • Your Checklist for Fall Prevention and Home Safety

    By Blair Klayko

    Falls are a serious health problem for people over the age of 65, with one in four seniors falling each year. Falls can seem like a natural side effect of the impaired vision, lessened strength and poor balance that can come with age, but they should not be considered a normal consequence of aging.

    Falls can also be a sign of more pressing health issues, and they should be taken very seriously. Every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall in the United States, and many more are injured. The good news is that there are changes you can make to reduce your risk of falling and maintain your independence at home. First, you need to assess your own condition.

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  • Studies show that seniors who feel lonely visit their doctor more frequently, and it’s becoming a growing public health concern. Use these five tips to decrease feelings of loneliness and improve your overall health and longevity.

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  • Many seniors face obstacles when it comes to maintaining an active social life, which is proven to have benefits in all areas of a person’s well-being. Use this convenient checklist to determine if you're doing everything you can to have a healthy social life.

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  • 5 Steps to Help Plan for Aging In Place

    By Blair Klayko

    While there are plenty of people who dream of retiring to the coast for warmer, more pleasant weather, 87% of people over the age of 65 say they want to live at home for as long possible. This is called “aging in place,” and with more resources available to provide help to people in their homes, this is becoming a real possibility. Use these 5 steps to help you plan.

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  • It is important to know the steps you may have to make to support a loved one's healthcare both financially and legally. These six steps can help you set a strong foundation for important decisions your family may face.

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  • One of the best ways to strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis is by getting regular exercise. Even if you already have osteoporosis, exercising can help maintain the bone mass you have. Learn three types of exercises that can help.

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  • Vacations can be a great time to relax and rest from your daily routine. However, if you are caring for a loved one with a chronic illness, preparing for the trip can bring unique stress points. Use these tips to handle some of the obstacles you may run into while planning.

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  • Maintaining strength and energy becomes more difficult as the body changes over time through natural aging, illness or injuries. Use these suggestions to help inspire you to take the first step or energize you to keep going.

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  • 10 Tips for Summer Skin Protection

    By Craig Layne

    Use these 10 summer safety tips to protect skin and make it feel and look better with age – whether you’re looking for steps for yourself or caring for an older loved one.

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