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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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How Can I Exercise Without Injuring Myself?

Exercising becomes even more important as we age. Research shows that being active helps avoid or alleviate many age-related conditions including high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels and bone density loss (a common cause of fractures in seniors). Since some parts of our bodies such as our tendons, muscles and joints are more injury prone during our senior years, it is important to do this safely. Our experienced skilled nursing and rehabilitation staff has shared a few valuable tips to keep in mind for your fitness routine. Being mindful can help you enjoy an active lifestyle for as long...

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How to be the Coolest Senior

Technology is making it easier for seniors to stay active and keep in touch with their loved ones. New advancements in technology are also helping seniors to remain safe. From self-driving cars that will allow older adults to maintain their independence, to shoes that will improve balance and deter falls, shirts that administer CPR, and smart homes with voice control, many products are being designed to enhance their lives. Contrary to popular belief, not all elderly individuals are wary of technology. In fact, statistics from the Pew Research Center show that today around 58% of those over the age of...

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Why is Exercising Important for My Health?

Exercise is important at every age and even more in our golden years. It can help boost your energy, maintain your independence and even manage symptoms of illness or pain. Some studies suggest that regular exercise can also reverse some symptoms of aging. In addition to improving physical fitness and health, being active has also proven to be good for your mind, memory, and mood. However, many seniors find it a challenge to start and maintain an exercise regime. Running, swimming, archery, yoga, dancing— there are plenty of ways to get moving and have fun at the same time, especially...

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Can’t Drive Anymore? You Can Still Remain Socially and Physically Active!

Physical and social activities are important to a senior’s physiological and emotional well-being. Maintaining a social lifestyle keeps you connected to others and has been found to be as effective as physical activities in improving mood and quality of life. However, a new study of over 4,300 Medicare beneficiaries found that social life slows down significantly when seniors stop driving. Findings revealed that those who continued to drive were almost three times more socially active than those that had given up the wheel. How to Maintain an Active Lifestyle Without Driving Social isolation puts seniors at risk for depression. Prolonged...

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