Senior Living Care Blog

Surprising Secrets to Longer Life

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 23, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Humans are not alone in facing death. When the reaper calls, everything’s got to go. However, we may be the only species on earth that spends an inordinate amount of time agonizing over this inevitable fact. The average lifespan for us worriers is roughly 71.4 years, with the world record for longest life going to Jeanne Calment, who died at the age of 122 in 1997. We’ve made decent progress into extending that lifespan, but it still hasn’t changed our cultures sour overall disposition towards the end.

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Topics: Successful Aging

Increasing Driver Safety for Seniors

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 21, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Human beings are imperfect, and one thing we’ve consistently tried to get better at is going places faster. Motor vehicles have been around since the late 19th and early 20th century, and we’ve made leaps and bonds in terms of performance, safety, and fuel efficiency. In fact, despite all our shortcoming, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the fatality rate for vehicle collisions hit a historic low in 2011 and hasn’t risen dramatically since. However, there is another danger that hasn’t abated when it comes to driver safety in the U.S.

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Topics: Successful Aging

101 Timeless Quotes About Aging

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 18, 2018 11:00:00 AM

In today’s society we are inundated with anti-aging products, surrounded by media promoting youth and excess, and constantly told that we need to look younger. In all this, it’s easy to sometimes forget the value of age. Things such as wisdom, the priceless value of experience, and the beauty of maturity all accompany the aging process. That’s what we would like to celebrate in this post.

 

Quotes About Growing Old

The passage of time is inevitable, but what we choose to do with that time is entirely up to us. Share these quotes about growing older, growing wiser, and growing our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

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Topics: Retirement Quotes

The 6 Best Golf Destinations to Retire In

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The 6 Best Golf Destinations to Retire In

One of the best ways to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle into your senior years is the sport of golf. Instead of placing strain on the body, golf simply requires some light conditioning, soaking in the sun, and is also an excellent outlet for socializing. As we’ve explained before, light exercises for seniors and socializing are important for staying healthy and living longer. If you’re already an occasional to daily golf player, you’ve likely been thinking about the possibility of golfing once you’ve retired.

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Topics: Senior Fitness

The Importance of Vitamin C for Seniors

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The Importance of Vitamin C for Seniors

We often consider ourselves knowledgeable about the importance of Vitamin C in warding off sickness. It’s an important nutrient that we are all told can help us stay healthier and get through the flu and cold seasons, as well as infuse our immune system with power to assist us in fighting off the efforts of viruses and harmful bacteria. However, Vitamin C has even more beneficial uses.

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Topics: Successful Aging

What is Alzheimers?

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 11, 2018 11:00:00 AM

What is Alzheimers?

Alzheimers is one of the most well known but least understood diseases related to aging. What scientists know is that Alzheimers disease of the brain that affects upwards of 5 million adults in the U.S. It is affected by many different factors, increasing age being the most highly correlative. The number of people with Alzheimer's disease doubles every five years beyond the age of 65, and about one third of all people age 85 and older have Alzheimers.

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Topics: Alzheimers, Memory Care

Health Tests All Seniors Need to Take

Posted by Sara Niemiec on May 9, 2018 11:00:00 AM

For seniors (those 65+), being proactive about health tests, diet, and fitness are more important than at any other time in life. As the body grows older, there are more chances for things to shut down, stop working correctly, or worst of all, contract disease. For this reason, testing is even more important. Here are all the most common and necessary tests that seniors should take to ensure they are on top of their health.

 

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Topics: Senior Health

5 Tips to Reduce The Risk of Cancer for Seniors

Posted by Sara Niemiec on May 7, 2018 11:00:00 AM

To reduce the risk of cancer for the elderly, there are a number of precautions that should be taken. Skin cancer is one of the most types of cancer and as such has a high rate of appearance in the elderly population, where years of exposure can leave people at higher risk towards the end of their life. However, research has also shown that you can make simple lifestyle changes that can significantly extend lifespan.

Genetic history is a large component of what could potentially lead to cancer, but other things such as diet and physical fitness can also play a role. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, 1 in 5 people will b diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70, and that one person dies of melanoma every hour! To help save yourself from cancer and other forms of cancer, follow some of these simple steps!

 

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Topics: Senior Tips

How To Prevent Injury and Senior Falls

Posted by Sara Niemiec on May 4, 2018 11:00:00 AM

 

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury death for those 65 or older? Having a bad spill can ignite a snowball effect on an elderly person’s health, which could wind up seriously aggravating any prior illnesses or conditions. Avoiding a fall as an elderly person is vital to ensuring continued health and prevent any harmful complications from arising. Another fact from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention is that roughly 40 percent of those who need to be hospitalized from a fall won’t be able to live independently again.

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Topics: Senior Health

How to Avoid Feelings of Isolation for Seniors

Posted by Sara Niemiec on May 2, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Over the last decade, research has exposed a critical relationship between the loneliness, feelings of isolation and both mental and physical health. The results are undeniable: Lonely people are far more likely to die earlier than non-lonely people. Much of the research around this topic has been geared towards geriatric studies. This is because feelings of isolation and loneliness make senior citizens at risk for earlier death.

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Topics: Senior Tips

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