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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

Home Buying in a Retirement Community: Downsizing the Family Home

When it comes to senior living options, there are a number of housing options available for today's older adult population. While some older adults will require the care and attention of nursing homes or assisted living communities, there are others who don't require as much, or any, care, but who instead want to be in a community of their peers. These retirement communities can provide us with a great opportunity to meet and participate in activities with others that we need to live the healthy and balanced lives we deserve well into our golden years.

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By Antoinette Smith | 10/11/2019

Carney, A. (2019, August 15). 5 Ways to Get More Involved with Your Community. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/resource-center/5-ways-to-get-more-involved-with-your-community

Benefits of Exercise for Older Adults

We’ve all heard it a hundred times: exercise is important! When we hear this, many of us automatically think of the role of exercise in weight management, but do we think about the other benefits of exercising? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlight many of these benefits such as reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression; improving our moods; reducing our blood pressure and the risk of falls; and maintaining healthy bones, muscles and joints.

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By Ashlee Williman | 09/10/2019

Chen, L., Ye, M., & Kahana, E. (2019). A Self-Reliant Umbrella: Defining Successful Aging Among the Old-Old (80+) in Shanghai. Journal of Applied Gerontology. https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464819842500