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4 Memory Boosting Brain Exercises for Older Adults

Most of us know that physical exercise is important to keep the body healthy and strong, but what we may not know is that our brains also benefit from exercise. Keeping our brains active and alert can often be essential to our wellbeing as we transition into older adulthood.

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By Julie Hayes | 06/15/2020

Practicing Mindfulness as an Older Adult

There’s no question that caring for our physical health is one of our most important concerns as we age. But maintaining physical wellness comes with concerns and sources of stress that can leave us feeling worse for wear. Whether it’s a disheartening doctor’s appointment or worries about flu season, our stress can start to impact our overall wellness, and the strain on our mental health can put strain on our physical health. But how can we cope with stress, when it feels like such an inescapable part of daily life?

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By Julie Hayes | 04/15/2020

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Creating Your Own Self-Care Kit

It is no secret that self-care can have many benefits to our mental, physical and emotional health. According to research, practicing self-care can decrease stress, improve well-being, lower mortality, increase relaxation responses and decrease healthcare costs. While it can often be challenging to find the time to practice self-care, it is important for us to plan for and look for ways to integrate it when possible.

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By Ashlee Williman | 02/17/2020

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Holiday Blues and Older Adults

The carols tell us that winter “Tis the season to be jolly,” but this can often be easier said than done. Many people get the holiday blues, and older adults are no exception, especially if they have recently received difficult news or are struggling with their health. The holiday season can often trigger memories of loved ones who have passed away as well. When a loved one is feeling blue, it is more important than ever for us to rally around them, help to contribute a positive atmosphere and find ways for them to create fresh and happy memories.

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By Julie Hayes | 12/13/2019

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Tips for Connecting with a Senior Center

Senior Centers are a vital community resource for older adults, providing a wide variety of programs, services and supports, and enabling older adults to remain active and engaged, while combating social isolation and loneliness. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) reports that “Today, almost 10,000 senior centers serve more than 1 million older adults every day.” It can be intimidating or challenging to initially connect with a senior center. Here are some practical tips to get started.

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By Ashlee Williman | 11/13/2019