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  • Defining Sleep Disorders
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      Defining Sleep Disorders
      The state of our sleep is becoming an issue of global concern. In 1942, adults were averaging a healthy 8 hours of sleep per night; today, that average has dropped to just 6.8. Studies reveal that sleep disorders are on the rise, with factors like growing obesity rates and nighttime technology use a... more ...
  • Older Adults & Oral Health
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      Older Adults & Oral Health
      Our oral health can have an impact on our well-being at any age. As we grow older, adhering to good dental hygiene practices becomes even more important. Oral conditions like gum disease and dry mouth affect well over a third of seniors over the age of 60. Whether you have a complete set of den... more ...
  • Robots: The Future of Assisted Living?
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      Robots: The Future of Assisted Living?
      When we picture assisted living homes, many of us imagine older seniors being wheeled around by caregivers. In countries like Japan, Germany, and the United States, rapidly aging populations are quickly outpacing the number of individuals entering caregiving professions. Social isolation, physical h... more ...
  • Fashion: Tips for 50 and Beyond
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      Fashion: Tips for 50 and Beyond
      Confidence and self-assuredness often grow with age. As we enter our 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond, it is valuable to assess whether or not our inner well-being is being conveyed by our fashion choices. Don’t settle for outfits that make you feel frumpy and invisible! By following these simpl... more ...
  • Delicious Autumn Breakfasts
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      Delicious Autumn Breakfasts
      As the days grow cold and grey, many of us find it increasingly difficult to drag ourselves out of bed in the morning. A warm, delicious breakfast packed with autumnal flavors is the perfect panacea for this all-too-common predicament.With ingredients ranging from crisp, freshly-harvested apples to ... more ...
  • Ultra-Inspiring Senior Athletes
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      Ultra-Inspiring Senior Athletes
      Did you know that most Senior Olympic athletes only began exercising or training on a regular basis after hitting middle age? Studies have shown that the “fitness age” of the average Senior Olympian is more than 20 years lower than his or her biological age! Don’t let your bod... more ...
  • Activism: How to  Get Involved
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      Activism: How to Get Involved
      The modern era is one of great political, social, and cultural upheaval. With so much going on in the world, many of us feel overwhelmed by the apparent hopelessness of remedying these widespread problems and injustices. Instead of turning a blind eye to these pressing issues, however, it is im... more ...
  • Fun, Free Activities to Enjoy with Children & Grandchildren
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      Fun, Free Activities to Enjoy with Children & Grandchildren
      Planning a fun, family-friendly outing can quickly become a costly undertaking. Between paying for transportation, entertainment, and restaurant meals, it’s all too easy to overshoot your initial budget. Instead of opting for a fancy evening out, choose to spend a free or low-cost day of ... more ...
  • Age-Restricted Communities: What You Need to Know
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      Age-Restricted Communities: What You Need to Know
      As we move towards retirement age, many of us begin researching potential retirement destinations. Age-restricted communities, which generally cater to adults over the age of 55, are becoming an increasingly popular residential option for seniors looking to remain physically active and socially enga... more ...
  • Planning for the Future as an "Elder Orphan"
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      Planning for the Future as an "Elder Orphan"
      In the United States, nearly a quarter of adults over the age of 65 are both childless and single. In other developed nations, the statistics are similar. These seniors are colloquially known as “elder orphans.” Seniors who are estranged from their families or may become widowed are at r... more ...

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