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Benefits of Becoming a Lifelong Learner

No one ever said that graduating from high school or college meant the end of learning new things. Actively pursuing knowledge and experience is the process called lifelong learning. Many of us engage in continuing education seminars for professional development in our careers. As a senior, you can benefit significantly by taking steps to learn new things like speaking a foreign language, taking music lessons, or learning to dance. When you move into a continuing care retirement community, your opportunities to learn new things and enjoy new experiences greatly increase.

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5 Remarkable Health Benefits of Pumpkin for Seniors

Autumn days are here again. And with it, comes sweater weather, cool, crisp air, and pumpkin spice season. We all savor this time of year for the rich foods, flavors, and spices that are symbolic of the fall holidays. But did you know that our favorite fall flavor can have significant health benefits in addition to tasting delicious. Pumpkin can be especially beneficial for the senior population who may suffer from mineral and nutrient deficiencies, diseases, and chronic aches and pains. 

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Enjoy Fall Without a Fall!

With the change of seasons from summer to fall, foliage on trees transforms into hues of yellow, gold, and red. The temperature drops a little more each day, and soon, we see bright orange pumpkins with carved faces lighting up the evening. Indeed, fall is a wonderful time of year, and it’s important to take safety precautions to enjoy it safely! Whether you live at home or in a comfortable independent living community, you can take steps to prevent injuries and falls. 

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How Art Creates Healthy Aging

Whether you’re a professional, an amateur, or just trying something new, art has always been known as an outlet for the soul. Creative expression is important to nurture at any age, but especially for seniors. As you age, focusing on hobbies and activities that improve your quality of life will allow you to have a rewarding retirement experience. And what better way to do that than to appreciate the beauty in the world with art! 

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Fun, Fall Activities for Seniors

Watching the seasons come and go is a feast for the senses. Winter is a time of rest for the earth. Spring shows off the beauty of new growth and fresh flowers while birds sing joyfully. Summer brings forth hot weather that enhances our lives with sunshine and outdoor activities. Then comes fall – that time of year when colors burst from trees, and we enjoy seasonal delights such as hot apple cider and pumpkin spice lattes. It's also a reminder that the holidays are just around the corner.

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