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Roundup: The Latest in 55+ and Senior Living Coronavirus News

Roundup: The Latest in 55+ and Senior Living Coronavirus News

| March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

How could we ignore this timely advice. 1. Everything You Need to Know About Senior Living Coronavirus Concerns The coronavirus outbreak is a health and safety concern for all of us. But as recent media reports have shown, older adults are at even greater risk than the rest of the population. “The overwhelming weight of […]

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Does Everyone Over 60 Need To Take The Same Coronavirus Precautions?

Does Everyone Over 60 Need To Take The Same Coronavirus Precautions?

| March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Should I get tested?  A question my 36 year old daughter asked herself and answered by getting tested, ow awaiting the results.  As we age, it’s a question that comes up more often. She knew it wasn’t a good idea and her daughter would disapprove. Nonetheless, Barbara Figge Fox, 79, recently went to four stores […]

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The Struggle To Keep Vulnerable Seniors Safe In A Large Coronavirus Cluster

The Struggle To Keep Vulnerable Seniors Safe In A Large Coronavirus Cluster

| March 15, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

This is good information. National Guard personnel stand beside a line of motorists waiting for COVID-19 coronavirus infection testing New Rochelle, N.Y., on Friday. On a spring morning, Jamie Fields and her mom Joyce Collins are standing outside a grocery store in New Rochelle, N.Y., arguing over how to stay safe. “She’s very […] Click […]

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Does Alzheimer’s Treatment Seem Like White Whale

Does Alzheimer’s Treatment Seem Like White Whale

| February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

We have written many articles about Alzheimer’s treatments and cures and the single message is that an actual cure is a long way away, maybe never.  But progress is regularly being noted.     Some experts say the groundwork is now, finally, being laid for future therapies. New approaches are being explored, and awareness of […]

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The Scary Reason Why 40% of Millennials May Not Be Able to Retire on Time — or At All

The Scary Reason Why 40% of Millennials May Not Be Able to Retire on Time — or At All

| February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Retiring on Social Security alone may seem feasible until you realize that the average senior today collects just $18,000 a year in benefits from the program. That’s hardly enough to cover basics like housing, healthcare, transportation, food, and other such essentials, and it’s certainly not enough to provide a […] Click here to view original […]

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We Had A Great Show With Leeza Gibbons – Watch It Now

We Had A Great Show With Leeza Gibbons – Watch It Now

| October 22, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A Great Facebook Live Conversation With Leeza Gibbons.  Watch For It Soon. Emmy Award winner Leeza Gibbons has taken her decades of dominance in the fields of on-camera hosting and reporting along with her passion for health advocacy to craft a unique position  as a leading voice for personal growth and empowerment.  Using her experiences hosting, […]

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Finally Feeling Better About Retirement, Optimistic Baby Boomers Offer Lessons for Younger Generations

Finally Feeling Better About Retirement, Optimistic Baby Boomers Offer Lessons for Younger Generations

| October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Retirement Although most Americans still share concerns about retirement. Including nearly two-thirds (63%) who fear running out of money in retirement more than death. Baby boomers are finally showing signs of optimism about their retirement readiness, according to a new study, “Generations Ahead,” from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. More than seven in […]

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Why Boomers Should Get These Three Vaccinations

Why Boomers Should Get These Three Vaccinations

| September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

We usually think of babies and little kids when we think about vaccinations, but did you know that there are three vaccines specifically recommended for older adults? They are pneumococcal vaccination, the shingles vaccine, and flu shots. Even if you hate needles, the benefits of these vaccines far outweigh any discomfort, such as a needle […]

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How Aging Affects Your Sleep and What To Do About It

How Aging Affects Your Sleep and What To Do About It

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Sleep studies show that with aging, many people have a harder time falling asleep. They also awaken more often during the night, averaging three or four awakenings each night. This may happen because they spend less time in deep (REM) sleep and because they may be awakened by pain from an injury or illness or they […]

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Quality of Care – Nursing Home Red Flags

Quality of Care – Nursing Home Red Flags

| September 3, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Important Warning Signs You Could Miss Finding the right nursing home to provide quality care for your loved one can be a long and difficult process. A process that should be taken seriously as nursing home abuse is surprisingly common. A lot of people have the mindset of “that will never happen to my family” […]

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60 is the new 30

60 is the new 30

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Do you remember 30 years ago, when many 60-year-olds were barely able to function in the competitive business world? To be in shape? To be a vital part of a healthy, sexual, intimate relationship? Thank God times have changed. And they’ve changed in the most beautiful ways ever. Well, now 60 is the new 30. […]

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What Every Senior Should Know:  Hospital Observation, Admittance, Medicare &MOON

What Every Senior Should Know: Hospital Observation, Admittance, Medicare &MOON

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What’s worse for a senior than getting hospitalized and then having to go for rehab? Learning that Medicare won’t cover your rehab because of a technicality. It’s one of the bigger messes in healthcare today, and despite recent attempts to fix it, many seniors still don’t fully understand it…until it hits them in the wallet. Observation Status […]

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Adult Children Tell-All: We Want Our Parents to Age in the Comfort of Their Own Home

Adult Children Tell-All: We Want Our Parents to Age in the Comfort of Their Own Home

| August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When the kids start to fly the coop, the next family members to focus your energy on are typically your aging parents. Senior Helpers—one of the largest providers of in-home senior care—conducted a national survey to gauge Baby Boomer attitudes on their aging parents. As it turns out, the kind of care our aging parents […]

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Senior Orphans

Senior Orphans

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The word “orphan” usually conjures images of helpless children with no one to care for them, but that same term can apply to senior citizens as well.   It is becoming a growing problem with seniors who fall through the cracks of the healthcare system. Senior orphans are people over age 65 who have no close relatives, […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery — Possible In Midlife

Eating Disorder Recovery — Possible In Midlife

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“As a teenager, I did not obsess about bingeing. I just did it on occasion.No big deal, I thought. As I got older, however – from my 20’s straight through my 50’s – it became more frequent as I strived for the ‘perfect’ figure. I tried every diet — I would lose weight only to […]

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Tips to Being Successful in the Short-Term Rental Industry

Tips to Being Successful in the Short-Term Rental Industry

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Retirees are not only one of the top demographics that participate in summer travel, but they are also the fastest-growing group of short-term rental hosts in the US. In fact, according to Airbnb’s 2017 report, senior hosts have earned a collective $747 million in income through the short-term rental community. People own and operate vacation rentals for […]

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4 Money Issues Couples Should Agree On

4 Money Issues Couples Should Agree On

| July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Spouses often harbor different opinions on a variety of subjects. From the style of clothes and haircuts they like on each other to the TV shows they watch every evening, marriage requires plenty of compromise especially when it comes to money. While frivolous things such as choosing between Monday Night Football and Dancing with the […]

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Four Ways to Tap Your Home Equity in Retirement

Four Ways to Tap Your Home Equity in Retirement

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Paul Fiore Home prices have surged in recent years and older Americans now hold collectively $6.2 trillion in home equity. That’s an average of more than $200,000 per senior household with equity. However, for many seniors it feels like the roof is caving in. That’s because their income from savings and retirement accounts is […]

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Take Charge of Your Bone Health During National Osteoporosis Month

Take Charge of Your Bone Health During National Osteoporosis Month

| May 29, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What You Need to Know We all know there are certain health screenings that consistently remain top-of-mind – mammograms for breast health, dermatology appointments to scan for melanoma, colonoscopies to detect and prevent colon cancer, but screening for osteoporosis too frequently flies under the radar. Despite the fact that osteoporosis causes 2 million bone fractures […]

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Do You Have Enough Money Saved for Retirement?The Secret to Having a Retirement You’ll Enjoy

Do You Have Enough Money Saved for Retirement?The Secret to Having a Retirement You’ll Enjoy

Approximately four million people in the U.S. retire each year,1 and most of them spend a majority of their adult lives saving money to last through their retirement. But shouldn’t people focus on how they can enjoy this, rather than just endure it? When planning for retirement, many people are uncertain of what it will […]

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4 Tips To Sleep Better  During Allergy Season

4 Tips To Sleep Better During Allergy Season

| May 20, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Spring is the season of renewal. Plants and trees start to rebound from the harsh winter that claimed most of their leaves and vegetation. Birds return from their Southern vacations, serenade us with their morning songs and rebuild their nests in preparation for new arrivals.   Unfortunately, there is another renewal that many people don’t […]

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Caregiving in a Digital Age

Caregiving in a Digital Age

| May 20, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

According to AARP, nearly 44 million Americans are caregivers for a relative or friend over age 50. That’s nearly 1 in 5 adults nationwide.  According to Caregiving in the U.S. 2015, released jointly by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, caregivers as a whole are becoming as diverse as the American population.  Caregiving cuts across all […]

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How To Stay Young (At Least In Spirit)  When You’re Retired

How To Stay Young (At Least In Spirit) When You’re Retired

How to stay young? Read on.. Mohr Keet of South Africa bungee jumped when he was 96, landing himself in the Guinness Board of World Records. Yuichiro Miura of Japan climbed Mount Everest when he was 80. Not everyone in the golden years of life will attempt and accomplish such extraordinary feats, but most people […]

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News Trends Provide Insight for Senior Marketers

News Trends Provide Insight for Senior Marketers

| May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Each week, we recap the news items that most engaged our followers over the past week. This week, a Reuters Institute study explains how digital media has overtaken print media as a primary news source — for some generations, that is –, while a study from MarketingCharts emphasizes the […] Click here to view original […]

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Older Adults Have the Power to Prevent a Fall

Older Adults Have the Power to Prevent a Fall

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Arlington, VA – Today’s older adults want to stay active, independent, and safe in their homes, but many worry about falling. In fact, one in three Americans over the age of 65 falls every year. But, falling is not a normal part of aging. Every older adult has the power to prevent a fall. Today, […]

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“Sixth sense” Body Awareness

“Sixth sense” Body Awareness

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

With the help of two young patients with a unique neurological disorder, an initial study by scientists at the National Institutes of Health suggests that a gene called PIEZO2 controls specific aspects of human touch and proprioception, a “sixth sense” describing awareness of one’s body in space. Mutations in the gene caused the two to […]

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Senior Fitness Programs

Senior Fitness Programs

| March 21, 2014 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

          You are here Home » Classes & Programs » Senior Fitness In-Shape offers senior fitness programs dedicated to helping our senior members stay active and live a healthy lifestyle. These programs provide specialized exercise for seniors and, in some cases, even free membership. In-Shape Health Clubs proudly partners with the […]

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Once Again – Exercise Benefits In The Genes?

Once Again – Exercise Benefits In The Genes?

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

How do you take this story.  Not sure if it’s good news or bad.  The American Physiological Society (APS) claims certain gene variants may have an impact on the benefits older adults receive from exercise. While physical exercise remains the only intervention to date to consistently demonstrate a reduction in age-related physical function declines, these findings could […]

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Innovative Fitness Programs for Seniors

Innovative Fitness Programs for Seniors

| February 14, 2014 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Seniors who exercise gain physical, mental and emotional benefits that they would not get by sitting still. Whether it is gardening, walking or a more intense activity, regular exercise improves seniors’ well-being, especially when they work out with friends or family. Innovative Fitness Programs for Seniors Fitness is not […]

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