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4 Driving Aids to Keep Older Adults Safe Behind the Wheel

4 Driving Aids to Keep Older Adults Safe Behind the Wheel

Driving is important to all of us for many reasons. As we grow older, it often represents independence. Being able to maintain driving skills makes older adults feel as if they are still in charge of their daily lives. But there are some inevitable changes aging causes that make driving more challenging.

 

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7 Winter Survival Tips for Seniors

7 Winter Survival Tips for Seniors

If you are the family caregiver for a senior loved one, you know winter can be a tough season of the year. Taking a proactive approach to winter safety challenges is the best way to prevent an injury or illness. Seniors face different risks during winter months than younger adults. They range from higher rates of seasonal depression to hypothermia from poorer circulation.

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Fit for Driving: Exercises for Mature Drivers

Fit for Driving: Exercises for Mature Drivers

A common perception is that senior behind the wheel put other drivers at higher risk for injury, they are actually less likely than teen drivers are to cause fatal and non-fatal accidents. The truth is that older drivers are more likely to cause harm to themselves when they hit the road.

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Heart Smart: Senior-friendly Forms of Exercise

Heart Smart: Senior-friendly Forms of Exercise

It’s no secret that exercise is one of the best steps you can take to maintain a healthy heart. Physical activity is part of living a healthy life at any age, and one of the five dimensions of wellness at Five Star Senior Living. Because it helps with weight control, blood pressure management, and stress reduction, exercise can help prevent coronary artery disease.

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Preventing Memory Loss: Stay Sharp with Brain Aerobics

Preventing Memory Loss: Stay Sharp with Brain Aerobics

The brain is a muscle and, as with any muscle, needs exercise to stay strong. As we age, we can guard against memory loss and perhaps even delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease with memory exercises.

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The Home Safety & Personal Wellness Checklist

The Home Safety & Personal Wellness Checklist

Take a few minutes and download our Home Safety Checklist. It is a small investment of time to help maximize you or your loved one’s independence.  Personal Wellness is a vital aspect of having a healthy home. 

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How Nutritional Needs Change as You Age

How Nutritional Needs Change as You Age

Healthy cooking for a single person can be taxing, especially for seniors who live with health conditions that make cooking more difficult. If you are an adult child, you may find yourself worrying about what your parent eats and how healthy their diet is. Knowing what the guidelines are for senior nutrition, along with the barriers that keep older adults from eating healthy is important.

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The 6 Health Benefits of Moving to a Senior Living Community

The 6 Health Benefits of Moving to a Senior Living Community

Seniors who make a move to an independent living or assisted living community have greater opportunities for staying mentally, emotionally and physically connected as they age than adults who choose to stay in their private home.

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Know the Warning Signs of Common Types of Cancers

Know the Warning Signs of Common Types of Cancers

Almost everyone has been touched by cancer in some form. It’s hard to escape it. A loved one, friend, colleague or neighbor is likely battling it right now. February is National Cancer Prevention Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the steps you can take that may help to prevent cancer and the importance of early detection.

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Medicare Open Enrollment FAQ

Medicare Open Enrollment FAQ

Autumn brings changing temperatures and changing colors to most areas of the country. It’s also the one time of year when Medicare recipients can make changes to their coverage. But that isn’t always so easy to do.

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