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Mental Health Matters: Strategies for a Positive Mindset as You Age

Keeping a positive mindset is crucial for living a longer and healthier life. Some studies have even proven that thinking positively about aging can help you live longer than your peers who think negatively about aging. Without positive thinking, you put yourself at a greater risk of developing certain mental illnesses, including depression, which negatively…

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How Older Adults Benefit from Lifelong Learning

While many people believe that school is only for children, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Seniors can learn new skills and expand their education too, and many retirement and senior living communities offer opportunities for lifelong learning. What Is Defined as Lifelong Learning? Lifelong learning is the ongoing process of educating yourself and…

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Active Retirement Communities – Independence with Benefits

While some people would like to remain at home as they get older, many find it increasingly difficult to keep up with their home maintenance and housekeeping, or they no longer desire to spend their time on these tasks. Alternatively, that’s why moving into active retirement communities is becoming more popular — they handle all…

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How to Adjust Your Diet for Healthy Living as You Age

Healthy Living A balanced diet has impactful benefits for your physical and mental health, and it’s never too late to change your eating habits, even if you are in your 70s or beyond. In fact, a healthy diet can help lower the risk of many diseases and mental illnesses that seniors are susceptible to, ranging…

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Our Journey to Independent Living

#1 Don’t be a Sissy! My friend’s mother, Sissy, passed away several years ago.  She was much beloved, and many family memories were preserved in her home. It was full of love. It was also filled with a lifetime accumulation of furniture, artwork, collections, Christmas, with a full attic and garage… (you get the picture…and…

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Why More Seniors Are Picking Pickleball to Have Fun

Pickleball is more than just having fun. Nearly everyone has heard of pickleball, and it makes sense because it has often been called America’s fastest-growing sport. Interestingly, over half of avid players of this sport are over 55, and a third of players are over 65. So, what is compelling so many seniors to pick…

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Why Seniors are choosing retirement communities with Cottage Homes

Retirement Communities with Cottage Homes These days, there are more options than ever for senior and retirement living, and not all seniors have to choose a nursing home as their next residence. Many retirement communities, especially continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), now offer independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and memory care living options….

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The Comfort and Convenience of One-Bedroom Homes for Seniors

As we age, our housing needs may change, and many seniors find themselves considering downsizing or moving into more suitable accommodations. One popular option for seniors is a one-bedroom home. While it may seem modest in size, there are numerous benefits to choosing a one-bedroom home that can greatly enhance the quality of life for…

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Tips for preventing falls in your home

A lot of older adults know that their environment can affect their health physically, but many may not realize that a comfortable and attractive home can also help reduce stress. In fact, home design and home safety can go hand-in-hand, especially when it comes to creating a senior-friendly space, to promote overall well-being as you…

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