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Dance Your Way to Better Brain Health

When was the last time you laced up your dancing shoes? Maybe you were inspired to hit the dance floor at a wedding or holiday party. Or perhaps you remember a time when dancing wasn’t just for special occasions—when everyone knew how to dance the waltz, polka, twist, and Charleston. Social dancing is much less […]

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5 Myths About Aging to Stop Believing

Did you know? The number of Americans aged 65 and older is expected to double from 46 million to more than 98 million by 2060. That’s why it’s more important than ever to understand the dynamics of the aging process. While recent scientific advances have allowed us to gather accurate information about aging, there are […]

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Downsizing? What to Keep, Store and Toss When Moving to a Retirement Community

Moving to a retirement community is an exciting time. It’s a chance for a fresh start in a smaller, easier-to-manage space. But when it comes to sorting through your possessions and packing up for the move, it can be difficult to know where to start. Just the idea of sorting through decades of memories and […]

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How Feeling Young at Heart Impacts Overall Health

Several studies have found that being “young at heart” is not just a feeling, but a mindset that can lead to positive outcomes for our health and wellbeing. When our self-perceived age is younger than our actual age—even by just a few years—it may help us live longer, healthier, and happier lives. Here’s are some […]

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Embracing the Digital Era: How Tech Can Enhance the Quality of Life for Older Adults

Historically, older adults have been late adopters to new technology, but recent research shows that seniors are embracing digital devices like never before. According to a report from Pew Research Center, Americans ages 60 and older spend more than half of their daily leisure time on electronic devices such as computers, tablets, and smartphones—that’s more […]

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New Research Shows How Continuing-Care Retirement Communities Improve Quality of Life for Older Adults

A national research project called the “Age Well Study” is underway, and a new report has revealed some promising early findings about the benefits of living at “life plan” communities, otherwise known as continuing-care retirement communities (CCRCs). The five-year longitudinal study is the first of its kind to evaluate the effect of living in a […]

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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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Maintaining Friendships When Moving to Senior Living

Moving to independent living in a senior living community is an exciting time for older adults. With a new, maintenance-free home or apartment, easy-living lifestyle, and amenities and activities always on hand, independent living residents can experience the relaxing retirement they always dreamed of. However, one thing older adults might worry about when moving is […]

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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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Be Kind to Your Eyes: 6 Ways to Protect Eye Health

Low vision and vision loss from eye disease are rapidly becoming major senior health concerns. According to the National Institutes of Health, by the year 2050, the number of Americans with age-related eye diseases is expected to double, and the number of people living with low vision is expected to triple. But contrary to popular […]

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