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Common Aging Issues and How to Deal with Them

In today’s era of advanced medicine, it is now possible to stop working at 65 and still have plenty of time to enjoy your retirement. Maybe you look forward to playing golf each day or rediscovering a hobby from the years before you had a family and responsibilities. While thoughts of lazy days may include doing what you want, when you want is attractive, it may not be quite what you envisioned. It is not uncommon for seniors to face boredom and loneliness as they come to terms with retirement. Loss of stamina and chronic ailments like arthritis, respiratory diseases,...

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Meeting Your Dietary Needs as You Age

Giving your body the right nutrients as you age is essential to maintaining your weight and your health. Your nutritional needs now are different than when you were in your twenties. No longer can you eat a juicy hamburger, salty fries, and drink a chocolate milkshake every other day. Instead, you need to eat the way your body processes food. Keeping a few changes in mind will help you understand why that hamburger no longer meets your body’s needs and what you can do to eat better. Retirement is about enjoying life. Eating healthy will increase your overall wellness and...

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Why You Should Volunteer at Your Mom’s Retirement Home

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference with your talents and maybe even learn some new skills, consider volunteering at a retirement community. When you offer your services, you have the opportunity to not only enrich the lives of the residents but to enhance your own life and become an integral part of the community. You may have the opportunity to read to the visually impaired or bake for the residents. Many communities encourage pet therapy programs and you can bring along your love for animals to assist with this type of program. It is not...

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Planning to Move into a Retirement Community? Understand the Differences in Care

Leisurely retirement is the ideal for many seniors. Visions of lingering over a cup of coffee versus rushing to the office are common. Sometimes retirees want to travel and see all the exotic places they did not visit during their busy working lives. Many consider a retirement community as part of their long-term plans. Your living options are practically endless. If you are planning on moving into a retirement community, it is important to understand the different levels of care you can expect. This knowledge will help you make the best decision. Understanding the Levels of Care in a Continuing...

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How Do I Budget for Retirement?

With more Americans now living longer, many worry about outliving their savings. Having a budget will help avoid the risk of spending too much too soon. Knowing how much you have and what your expenses are, puts you in a better position to prevent this from happening. You will also be able to plan better for unexpected costs while keeping aside a little something to enjoy your favorite hobbies and dream vacations. The experienced and dedicated team at our independent living communities share some expert tips on how to create a budget for your golden years. Tips on Monthly Budget...

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