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How to Stay Happy When You're Not Healthy

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 3:04:00 PM

As your health declines with age, it can often be hard to keep a positive attitude. Each new problem can seem more and more overwhelming, making it hard to stay happy. Depression is a major issue for seniors, with many cases linked with this worsening health. While it may be difficult, being happy isn't impossible. It's all a matter of learning how. Here are 3 ways you can stay happy when you're not healthy.

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3 Benefits of Smart Home Technology for Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 3:02:00 PM

Seniors may require more attention and care as they age, but keeping a sense of independence and dignity is essential to your loved one's well-being. Today's technological world offers seniors an opportunity to stay at home and remain independent with innovative, smart home technology. Here are 3 reasons why adding smart home technology to your senior loved one's life could benefit them greatly.

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3 Unique Pets for Seniors

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Adopting a pet can be a fun-filled time of excitement and friendship, but it's also a responsibility. What can you do if you don't feel up to the task of caring for a cat or dog like normal? Luckily, there are a large number of other options seniors can choose from when finding pets. Here's 3 unique pets seniors could adopt.

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4 Things Insurance Will Not Cover for Seniors

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Health insurance provides peace of mind, so it's always a shock to find out that procedures you need aren't covered by your policy. Here are a few things seniors need that are not covered by health insurance. We will discuss how to get around each one. 

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Fitness Wearables for Seniors: Remain Active at any Age

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Just because you're getting older doesn't mean you have to forego a healthy lifestyle. With all the hype around healthy eating, dieting, and fitness regimens, regardless of your age, you can maintain a healthy lifestyle today. For seniors, there are a number of fitness trackers, gadgets, and devices, which will help you remain mobile, get up and move, and remain motivated. 

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Seniors: Why is Oral Health Important?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Good oral health is important for the health, quality of life, and finances of seniors. According to AARP, you should consider the following when prioritizing oral health among the many other issues seniors deal with: 

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3 Ways To Prep Your Senior For A Family Reunion

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Family reunions are times where we get together with our nearest loved ones, and just enjoy being around one another. Whether it's a spring barbecue, a day out by the pool, or just a holiday get-together, a reunion can be a lot of fun. However, they can also be a lot of stress... particularly for the senior members of the family. Which is why you should prep your older loved ones for the day to make sure they get through it all right.

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Retirement? Baby Boomers are Reshaping the Concept

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 5, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Once thought of as the crowning glory of a person's career, the idea of retirement has been completely rethought by the baby boomer generation, those born between the years of 1946 and 1964. Retiring at age 65 was once the norm, but now more than ever, retirees are looking at a plethora of options that do not include leaving the working world altogether.

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Seniors and Gardening: Grow These 7 Herbs For A New Lease On Life

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 22, 2018 5:30:00 PM

One of the greatest benefits of starting an herb garden is that you get to eat what you sow. Aside from the obvious benefits such as saving money, getting more exercise, and reducing pesticide exposure, you can also create your own natural pharmacy. Here are seven herbs you can grow in your garden for a healthier life:

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Steps To Cut Down On End Of Life Cost

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 8, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Despite health insurance and Medicare, the cost of end-of-life medical care is astonishingly high and patients or their loved ones have to spend huge amounts on medical bills. These bills often exceed their financial assets, particularly in cases of long-term illnesses such as Alzheimer. If the amount spent equals or leads to better health, then most people would not have much issue spending the money, regardless of how high it is. But in most cases, this is not what happens. In fact, when a patient has a terminal illness, at a certain point more treatment does not equal better care.

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