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Skin

Ways to Protect Skin from Summer Sun

Skin, an average of twenty-one square feet, is the largest body organ and the only organ on our outside. Every organ and body system is protected by skin. Bacteria prevention, body temperature, and using pigments to counteract the effects of ultraviolet rays are a few functions of skin.   Skin requires more protection with age. […]
Birthday

Celebrating Senior Birthdays

Birthdays are meant to be celebrated. Goofy hats, decorations, balloons, theme cakes, and ice cream are traditional party items. Quite a few of us, however, have begun to celebrate in more moderate ways. Duplication of earlier festivities has one thinking twice as a latest census predicts people over the age of 65 could number 77 […]
joints

The Importance of Healthy Joints in Seniors

Most recall the lyrics “your knee bone connected to your thigh bone; your thigh bone connected to your hip bone…” ad infinitum.  Joints are connectors of bones and provide the support and movement bones need. Healthy joints mean healthy bones and are important to a Senior’s Quality of Life. Over one-third of Seniors over the […]
memory

Activities for Seniors to Help Prevent Memory Loss

What was once deemed senile is now diagnosed as age-associated memory dementia, mild cognitive impairment, or dementia. Numerous studies show 40% of Seniors over the age of 65 will have some degree of memory loss. Only five to eight percent of this age group will progress to dementia or Alzheimer’s. Lifestyle: largely responsible for brains […]
Spring

Reasons to Look Forward to the Spring

Poor winter, we are always looking for its demise… but Spring, this is the reward for surviving the cold! No more possibilities of ice or snow closing the door to outside engagements as Spring opens doors and invites loved ones to shed coats and turn faces to the sun. Residents of Senior Communities are afforded […]
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