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Five Fun Fall Activities for Seniors

The arrival of fall means three things- gorgeous fall foliage, crisp morning and evening air, and fun activities that incorporate all the splendor and joy of the season. These days jumping into a pile of leaves may sound more like an injury waiting to happen than a fun time, but we’ve come up with a list of five fun fall activities to get you excited for autumn. Go Apple Picking- The hot summer days are past us now, and fall is the perfect time to Continue reading →

Keep Your Brain Active with Puzzles, Games, and Education

Using your brain is one of the best ways to sustain cognitive functions and improve memory as you age. Some of the best ways to keep your brain healthy and active are by engaging in ongoing education, puzzles, and games. Any activity that challenges your brain by requiring that you learn new skills or retain new information will help to support an aging brain. Researchers have found that the more an area of the brain is used the better the body maintains the neurons in Continue reading →

How Seniors Can Benefit From Aqua Therapy

  It’s well known that staying active and getting exercise regularly is essential to staying healthy and aging well. Exercise and an active lifestyle in the senior years are associated with better health overall, but especially dementia prevention and lower risk of falling. So for older adults that want to stay as healthy as possible as they age, exercise is not negotiable. But health problems common to seniors such as arthritis can make exercise a real challenge. This is where aqua therapy can step in 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 →

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 →

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 →

Tips & Activities to Overcoming the Winter Blues

As our Pennsylvania winters kick into full gear, the colder weather and shorter days of sunlight can leave us feeling tired and uninspired to complete even our normal daily activities. Seasonal depression, the winter blues, whatever you want to call it, affects many of us, especially senior citizens who cannot get out as much as they like. Here are some tips to beat the winter blues: Reminisce. When possible, have family and friends over for a visit. Bring out photo albums, family videos, or sentimental Continue reading →

Stay Fit Indoors with Winter Exercises for Seniors

  As colder months approach, some people give up their favorite exercise because it’s traditionally done indoors. For seniors, spending the whole winter in a sedentary lifestyle can be damaging to their health. Luckily, there are several exercises that are appropriate for indoors, giving you a year-round opportunity to stay fit and healthy.  Always check with your doctor to be sure it’s appropriate for you before starting any new exercise. Some examples of good indoor exercise activities include: Exercises for balance. Simple exercises that promote Continue reading →

Holiday Shopping – Online Buying Tips for Seniors

  It’s the holiday shopping season again, and online shopping is by far the most convenient way for seniors to buy all the gifts they need for family and friends. Staying safe while shopping online is extremely important to ensure that you keep your personal and financial information safe. These tips can help you have a safe holiday shopping season online. Choose stores you’re familiar with. Major retailers have secure online shopping websites that are easy to navigate. If you’ve never heard of a store Continue reading →