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Healthy Hobbies For Seniors

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Dec 25, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

It can be difficult to observe the slow progression of age and its associated ailments from afar. If you have an aging senior in your life, perhaps you are concerned that they are losing the same zest for life that they once had. Don’t be alarmed! Many individuals go through similar phases when they start to reach an advanced age. If you’re wondering how to help your senior get back their enthusiasm, positive outlook, and vibrancy back, then read our list of hobbies that help seniors improve their energy levels, cognitive function, physical, and emotional health. These are also activities that you can share, helping to keep your senior socialized and your relationship with them healthy.

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Why Expressive Art Therapy Can Help Seniors

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

While we know that physical exercise can have benefits for the mind and the body, it is a lesser known fact that art and creativity can also hold therapeutic benefits for both the creator and the viewer. Studies in the fields of art and music therapy confirm that creative expression can result in psychological and physiological healing.

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Healthy Hobbies For Seniors

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Sep 26, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

It can be difficult to observe the slow progression of age and its associated ailments from afar. If you have an aging senior in your life, perhaps you are concerned that they are losing the same zest for life that they once had. Don’t be alarmed! Many individuals go through similar phases when they start to reach an advanced age. If you’re wondering how to help your senior get back their enthusiasm, positive outlook, and vibrancy back, then read our list of hobbies that help seniors improve their energy levels, cognitive function, physical, and emotional health. These are also activities that you can share, helping to keep your senior socialized and your relationship with them healthy.

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Intergenerational Activities For Seniors And Children

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Sep 14, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

There are many activities that multiple generations can take part in and still have a great time. For example, a high school student could accompany a elder grandparent for a ballroom dance, or a group of Girl Scouts could recite their pledge in front of a group of senior housing residents. A student in Brazil can converse with an elderly professor over webcam. There are a multitude of events and activities that can bring the old and the young together. Often, these moments help to bring joy to seniors while helping the youth learn more about the world and about life experiences, plus they can provide tangible health benefits to everyone involved.

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Volunteering In Your Retirement

Posted by Matt Boyle on Sep 7, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

One of the most looming questions people have in retirement is what to do with their oodles of newfound time. With careers in the rear-view mirror, seniors commonly waste their golden years away. Finding purpose in retirement can be difficult, however finding fulfilling work isn’t impossible. Volunteering is a wonderful senior activity for individuals to get out in the community and find purpose in what they do. Whether it be volunteering at a 5k or a soup kitchen, there’s a multitude of ways for seniors to participate in the community and positively impact those around them.

 

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Activities For Seniors & Family Members

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Aug 20, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

When Alzheimer's disease has grandparents or other family members struggling to get daily tasks done, the search for meaningful ways for family members to spend time together can be difficult. Memory loss and struggles with abstract thinking processes can make it difficult to play games, talk, and enjoy the usual other activities that you have always enjoyed.

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Why Seniors Should Try Gardening

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Aug 1, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

Gardening is one of the most effective ways for seniors to maintain a healthy active lifestyle into old age. It’s a rich and rewarding activity that stimulates the senses, reconnecting you with nature and depending on what you plant, rewarding you with beautiful and delicious byproducts. Gardening also provides its benefits to your physical health, helping you get a moderate amount of exercise and sunlight. According to one study published by Kansas State University, gardening is an excellent way for seniors to shed calories and increase flexibility.

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Top Destinations for Senior Travelers

Posted by Rachel Vandel on Jul 2, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

Now that you have reached the point of retirement, you finally have all the time in the world to see and experience everything you’ve always dreamed of! For many, this means traveling to beautiful new destinations! There are so many amazing places to visit that are travel-friendly for seniors, filled with a variety of activities for however you choose to spend your vacation. Here we have compiled the ultimate bucket list for seniors seeking exciting new vacation destinations, with all the amenities to make traveling a breeze!

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The 6 Best Golf Destinations to Retire In

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

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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Top Hobbies Promoting Senior Health

Posted by Conor Denton on Feb 1, 2018 10:00:00 AM
 

Are you watching your loved one lose some of the zest for life that he/she once had. Don't worry, many individuals encounter problems regarding senior health? Perhaps you're wondering how your mom or dad can get their enthusiasm, positive-outlook or vibrancy back. Read the top hobbies that beat out the others for improving energy levels, cognitive function, physical, and emotional health.

 

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