Healthy Aging Month 2016

Posted August 30, 2016
Healthy Aging Month 2016
September is Healthy Aging Month! It’s a time to celebrate aging well and healthy living; created to remind us that we can age with a smile on our face. Tips for Healthy Aging Eat Well – A healthy diet is important at every age but, we often find that as we age we tend to ignore our needs and opt for quick, less healthy options that are easier to fix and eat. Fixed incomes create a need to find ways to eat healthy on a budget; but it can be done! Proactive Medicine – It’s important to stay proactive when ...
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Centenarians

Posted August 25, 2016
Centenarians
More and more Americans are living to age 100, becoming centenarians. A recent article in US News* focused on a number of factors that they seem to have in common. Common Factors of Centenarians Oldest State – As a first world country, the lifestyle and customs can be attributed to increased life spans throughout the years. The state that boasts the most centenarians in the U.S. is California, with nearly 6,000 seniors aged 100 and over according to this SF News Article. Diseases –Staying disease free is an important key to aging well. It is well documented that a big ...
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Alzheimer’s Risk

Posted August 16, 2016
Alzheimer’s Risk
A recent study has determined that there is another factor to be aware of when it comes to Alzheimer’s risk. A study by Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospital has linked body weight with higher levels of a protein in the brain that is present with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Risk Factors Genetics – Although you cannot change your genetics, you can gain understanding about increased risk if you know that Alzheimer’s disease has been in your family. Even though it hasn’t been determined how much of an increase risk factor genetics may be, there is a general consensus that ...
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Types of Senior Living

Posted August 9, 2016
Types of Senior Living
There are a number of different types of senior living opportunities available and it can be confusing if you’re trying to figure out what type you need. Senior Living Experts specializes in not only helping you determine the type of living that fits your needs best but, in helping you determine how to get the best fit for your money. Types of Senior Living Available The first step in finding the right type of living for you is to understand the types of senior living available. Let’s discuss what each type consists of: Assisted Living – Often thought of as ...
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Beating the Heat Safely

Posted August 2, 2016
Beating the Heat Safely
As we are battling the dog days of summer, make sure that you and your senior loved ones are beating the heat safely with these tips and tricks! Tips for Beating the Heat Safely Heat stroke affects those 50 and older more than any other age group. It’s important to keep seniors safe during the hot summer heat, so we're reminding you with these tips for beating the heat safely. Stay Out of Direct Sunlight – The sun is hottest between 10am and 4pm so be sure to avoid the direct sunlight, especially during these hours! Heat stroke occurs when ...
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