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Get Up & Get Moving: Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

Get Up & Get Moving: Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

While many seniors like to be active, it can become harder as they age as a result of various health and body restrictions. As many exercise programs can tend to be strenuous, seniors can have trouble finding classes and programs to fit their needs. However, there are still options for seniors who either desire or require a form of low-impact yet effective exercise in order to stay fit and improve their overall well-being for the long term.

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Therapeutic Gardening

Health Benefits of Therapeutic Gardening

Therapeutic gardening, also known as horticulture therapy, is an activity that is spreading like a weed among seniors – with good reason. As anyone who loves nature will tell you, spending time in the sunshine, feeling the wind and stopping to smell the flowers can positively impact the mind and body holistically and provide seniors with natural pain and stress relief, as well as social engagement. Green thumb or not, therapeutic gardening can provide seniors with a wide array...

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Controlling Diabetes with Diet & Exercise

Controlling Diabetes with Diet & Exercise

Diabetes is a widespread problem in America with 1.4 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes each year and even more left undiagnosed. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), out of 29.1 million Americans with diabetes in 2012, only 21 million were diagnosed. Out of those who were ages 45 to 64, 13.4 million had diabetes and 11.2 million of those 65 and older were also affected...

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Spirituality & Wellness for Those with Dementia

While it is often thought that spirituality has to do mainly with religion, there are many other less obvious aspects of spirituality. Spirituality is also defined as wellness of the mind, body and soul. It is where we find our meaning, where we feel connected and goes beyond what can be seen. Religion, however, is an established set of beliefs, rules, rituals and traditions. Religion defines what is right and wrong, true and false. Both spirituality and religion focus on our individual...

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Making a Supportive Care Community Feel Like Home

Making a Supportive Care Community Feel Like Home

When moving to an unfamiliar, new area, one of the biggest concerns that seniors have is that it won’t feel like home. As many seniors want to stay in their family homes as long as possible, it’s understandable that this is one of their biggest issues. So it is important to do what you can to help your loved one feel at home at their new supportive care community.

According to Sue Sunderland, Executive Director at The Bridges at Warwick, a senior...

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