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Healthy and Happy: 5 Benefits of Exercise for Seniors

Posted by Michael Watson on Nov 6, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Aging causes an automatic loss of strength and stamina. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some of that loss is actually caused by reduced physical activity. About 30% of men and almost half of women over the age of 75 do not exercise at all. Yet exercise does so much for a senior's body, mind and spirit!

Physical activity isn't just weights and treadmills. For older adults, exercise includes walking, dancing, gardening, games, sports, even playing with the grandchildren. The World Health Organization suggests seniors aim for 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity throughout the week, in bouts of at least 10 minutes. And the benefits? Here are just a few.

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Best Activities for 55+ Seniors in Canton, OH

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Oct 16, 2018 2:01:00 PM

Canton has many of its own activities for seniors to participate in, and it is also not far from Akron, OH which can offer even more activities for those 55+. Whether you are looking for activities for yourself and your friends, or family-friendly ideas for taking your grandchildren, there are many choices in Canton.

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Cost of Living in Canton: How Far Will My Dollar Go?

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Oct 2, 2018 2:04:00 PM

Canton is a city known to football fans. It's a fun city that takes prides in the classics but still emphasizes creativity. Seniors, especially, might want to consider how much it costs to live in Canton. Compared to other places in the United States, the cost of living in Canton is below the national average. The median home price is about $71,000, while the median average of homes in the US is more than double that! If your senior loved one lives in Canton, you may find yourself wondering what the cost of assisted living, nursing homes and private aid run there. Here are some numbers for you to see how far a dollar goes toward senior care.

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Be Happy To Be Healthy

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 3:35:00 PM

Some people believe that aging is "not for the faint of heart" as ailments, aches, pains and loss are ever more frequent companions. But perhaps Betty Friedan said it best: "Aging is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength." According to recent studies, filling this new stage with happiness—by feeling good, doing good and being fully engaged in life—can lead to improved health. How does a senior feel good, do good and engage?

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Smart Home Considerations for Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 3:01:00 PM

As people age, they need to adjust their home to meet their needs. Safety and convenience become important considerations as seniors age. More people are deciding to remain in their homes, so making smart decisions about aging-in-place features will help you to make the home that makes you feel comfortable. Here are some tips! 

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Tips to Prevent Alzheimer Caregiver Burnout

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Alzheimer's disease is a serious illness that is tough not just on seniors but also those who dutifully care for them. Because of the difficulties associated with the disease, even the most experienced and loving caregivers can experience burnout and begin to lose patience. However, there are ways to mitigate or circumvent burnout altogether. Are you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's? Consider these tips!

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6 Surprising Things Your Health Insurance Doesn’t Cover

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Ideally, health insurance will cover all the needs seniors may have. Insurance is especially critical because we become more susceptible to various health problems as we age. Unfortunately, not all healthcare is covered by insurance. Here are some forms of care that may not be covered, or may only be covered in special plans.

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Top 3 Fitness Trackers for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Seniors looking to work on their health and stay fit can benefit from fitness wearables. These wearables include comfortable shoes, fall detectors, and workout clothing. One of the most beneficial wearables for seniors though is a fitness tracker. 

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Five Reasons Seniors Should Follow a Daily Oral Health Routine

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Every senior citizen should maintain a daily oral health care routine. It doesn't matter how young or old you are, your teeth and gums will remain important to you. It may seem as if you could slack off in your twilight years, but the opposite is true! Ready to hear why? Read on for five big reasons you should always take care of your mouth.

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3 Coping Mechanisms You Need When Caring for Aging Grandparents

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Caring for an aging loved one is a challenge at any age, but it can be even more difficult when you're a grandchild caring for an aging grandparent who is no longer the same person you remember. If you're struggling to care for an aging grandparent and need additional help, make sure you have coping mechanisms in place to help out during this difficult stage of your lives. 

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