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May 9, 2018

Can Our Medical System Meet the Needs of a Growing Senior Population?

 

It’s been several years since Boomers began reaching the age of retirement, and the reality of our society’s lack of preparedness to deal with the influx of retirees over the next decade has become impossible to ignore. This issue has come to...

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May 1, 2018

18 Internet Safety Tips for Seniors

Despite all the stereotypes about seniors who simply don’t understand technology, a majority of adults age 65 and over are now using the internet. According to a report by the Pew Research Center, over 67% of this group uses the internet...

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April 24, 2018

Why Assisted Living Should Provide a Continuum of Care

 

Anyone searching for senior care options has probably come across the term “continuum of care” - but what does it really mean, and why is it important? A community with a continuum of care is one that offers senior care services from...

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April 16, 2018

Understanding Dementia Behavior

 

For people recently diagnosed with dementia, or caretakers, friends, and loved ones of someone with dementia, changes in behavior can be frightening and difficult to deal with. Yet it’s important to understand that the person with dementia is...

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April 4, 2018

6 Great Travel Destinations for Retirees in 2018

 

What’s your ideal vacation? Reclining on the beach, hiking the trails, exploring the city? Many people desire or plan to travel during retirement, but sometimes it’s hard to make plans into reality. But traveling is possible on any budget, and...

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March 27, 2018

Why Don't We Talk About Age?

 

It’s a question that some people dread: how old are you? There are many reasons people don’t want to talk about their age, but dodging, avoiding, and sometimes outright lying about your age could be doing more harm than good for your health,...

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March 21, 2018

7 Energizing Foods for Spring

 

It’s March, the sun is shining, and the grass looks greener if you squint: spring is officially here! For many people, ditching the winter blues in favor of longer days means brighter moods and higher energy, but a little boost never hurt in...

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March 13, 2018

7 Weight Loss Tips for Seniors

 

It’s never too late to lose weight. Shedding fat has wide-reaching health benefits, which can lower spending on healthcare and increase overall quality of life. But with aging comes a number of things that make getting fit harder, such as...

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March 6, 2018

6 Senior Activities for Spring Weather

 

Spring is just around the corner, and for those of us located in northern climes, it can’t come soon enough. Though our homes in Michigan and northern Ohio have been teasing us with sunshine, here at Vista Springs, we’ve been making...

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February 20, 2018

Staying Connected in a Retirement Community

 

The importance of staying active as we grow older is well documented. Not only can frequent exercise help keep muscles strong, it can also improve balance, overall health, and mood. But did you know that it’s just as important to stay socially...

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