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Redefining Aging: Why Having a Positive Outlook is Good for Your Health

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Redefining Aging: Why Having a Positive Outlook is Good for Your Health

“Is the glass half-full or half-empty?” This simple expression is sometimes used to find out if a person is feeling optimistic or pessimistic. Researchers have found that optimists (those who tend to see the glass as half-full) experience less stress and more happiness.   There’s no denying the mood-boosting benefits of positivity, but did you […]

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Back to School at 65: How Lifelong Learning Leads to Healthy Aging

You don’t have to dig very deep in the news to read that staying active and keeping your brain sharp can help improve our mental and physical health as we age. Many seniors in retirement communities are accomplishing both through lifelong learning. Our retirement years can take on richer meaning when we engage in lifelong […]

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The Power of Touch for Older Adults

Touch plays an important role in our lives, at any stage of life. In fact, touch is one of our basic human needs, and one of the first senses to develop in the womb. From the moment we are born, we experience gentle touch that gives us comfort and reassurance and creates an emotional connection […]

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How the Great Outdoors Improves Quality of Life for Older Adults

Spending time surrounded by nature has long been shown to have many positive impacts on people. In an age where we spend more and more time indoors and in front of digital screens, finding time to be immersed in nature is essential. Natural settings are not only beautiful, but they also provide valuable opportunities for […]

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Making the Move Together: 4 Tips for Couples Moving to a Senior Living Community

Long-term romantic relationships are known to have a significant positive effect on our mental and emotional wellbeing, but they can also impact our health as well. Research demonstrates that our relationships can even help stave off the risk of chronic diseases and health problems. A study found that when compared to single or divorced adults, […]

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3 Ways Technology Can Make Life Easier for Seniors

Older adults are using technology more than ever before. According to a study, the number of adults over 65 who use smartphones has more than doubled since 2013, and the trend is expected to continue. But beyond smartphones, there are a number of technological tools available that can help with everything from health to security […]

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Staying Safe and Healthy During the Winter Season

Winter is here, bringing with it snow, ice, and frigid temperatures. This time of year can be particularly challenging for older adults, who are more vulnerable to illness and injuries associated with the harsh winter conditions. Stay safe and healthy this winter season with our helpful tips: Avoid spreading germs Cold and flu viruses circulate […]

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How Does Moving to a Retirement Community Make Seniors Happier?

Many adults want to remain in their homes as they grow older, but there comes a time when living at home may no longer be as comfortable, safe, or enjoyable as it once was. Moving to a retirement community gives older adults more than just a place to live, it can also lead to a […]

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National Falls Prevention Awareness Day: How Do Retirement Communities Help Prevent Falls?

Saturday, September 22nd is the first official day of the fall season, but it’s also the 10th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, sponsored by the National Council on Aging. As the leading cause of injury and accidental death among older adults over the age of 65, falls have rapidly become a serious public health […]

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What to Look for When Visiting Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Continuing care retirement communities, or CCRCs, are a popular choice for older adults looking to downsize their current homes. Unlike other types of standalone senior living facilities, CCRCs offer all levels of senior housing on the same campus, including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing care, and often memory care for seniors living with Alzheimer’s […]

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