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The Importance of Sunscreen for Aging Skin

Warmer days mean more people are getting outside and enjoying the nice weather. Folks head off on beach vacations, spend time in the pool, and garden, and just sit outside soaking up some sun with a friend. This provides an excellent boost for vitamin D levels, but enjoying time outdoors must be done safely by wearing sunscreen, especially if you’re an older adult. Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting older adults. Most older adults today were either born or grew up Continue reading →

Sleep Tips for Older Adults- Improve Your Sleep to Improve Your Health

Getting drowsy earlier, waking earlier, and getting less deep sleep are common changes as we age, but when sleep is disturbed leaving you waking up tired every day, something is wrong. Sleep remains important to both your physical and emotional health throughout life. Insomnia should not simply be accepted as a part of aging. The first step to improving your sleep is to speak with your healthcare provider to discuss underlying health issues, mental health problems or medication side effects that might disrupt your sleep. Continue reading →

A Senior’s Guide to Safely Enjoying the Outdoors in Summer

Summer can be a time of fun and adventure, but it can also be a time of concern for older adults. As we age our bodies change, and health problems and medications can make us more susceptible to heat, humidity, and sun exposure. A study by researchers at Duke University found that over 80% of heat-related deaths each year are in people aged 60 and over, but that doesn’t mean that you have to spend the summer indoors. Following a few safety tips will ensure Continue reading →

The Importance of Socialization in Our Senior Years

As we grow older the need for love, companionship, and the support of friends and family does not decrease. In fact, as we enter the retirement years it becomes even more important to maintain a healthy social life. With 3 out of every 10 seniors in the US living alone, this can be challenging. Today we will look at the benefits of a healthy social life, the risk of not socializing, and tips for avoiding isolation. Why Socialization is So Important Maintaining healthy relationships is Continue reading →

Try These 6 Outdoor Spring Hobbies for Seniors

Spring is well underway and it’s the perfect time to head outside to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. If you’re a senior that loves spending time enjoying nature, there are numerous outdoor activities for you to try that are perfect for spring. Here are five activities that will help inspire you to get outside when the weather is nice. Container Gardening There are many benefits to gardening, and while many seniors aren’t able to use heavy garden equipment or get down on their hands Continue reading →

5 Ways Older Adults Can Boost Energy Levels

As the years pass our energy levels steadily decline which leave many older adults struggling with low energy on a daily basis. This often leads to frustration resulting from not having the energy to do everything they wanted to do. If you need some fatigue battling strategies, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re going to talk about  simple things you can do to give your energy a boost when a good night’s sleep just isn’t enough. Drink More Water Even if you don’t Continue reading →

Why Outdoor Activities Are Important for Seniors

If there was something easy that you could do to boost your mood, reduce the need for medications, increase your vitamin D levels naturally, and get better sleep, would you want us to tell you about it? If your answer is yes, keep reading because that’s exactly what we’re here to discuss today. This isn’t a magic pill or complicated regimen. It’s completely free and anyone can do it. The answer- getting outside! Outdoor activities in nature benefit older adults in many ways. Here are Continue reading →

Senior Wellness- Tips for a Healthy Spring

Seeing the signs of spring put an end to a long, dreary winter often inspires us to make changes and focus on health and wellness. If this describes you, you're in the right place. Today we’ll take a look at some simple things you can do to ensure you have a healthy spring.   Get a Checkup The number one thing on your list should be to schedule a checkup with your primary care provider to be sure the changes you plan to make are Continue reading →

Life Hacks to Make Everyday Tasks Easier for Seniors

  As we age, everyday tasks can become more difficult, things that we used to take for granted. Sometimes the solution is to ask for help, but sometimes the solution is to make a slight modification to make the task easier. Today we’ll talk about some creative and inexpensive household hacks for seniors that can instantly make some of these tasks a little bit easier. Reaching Items In the Fridge Joint and flexibility issues can make it harder to reach items in the back of Continue reading →

Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

Spring will be here before you know it, and the warmer weather and promise of summer often give motivation for a fresh start. That usually comes in the form of spring cleaning and want to get rid of some of the unnecessary clutter. Here are some helpful tips for making the process of spring cleaning easy for a senior citizen.  Ask for help. Don’t tackle this chore alone. Ask for help from your loved ones. Not only will it make cleaning more efficient, but it’s Continue reading →