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How to Stay Active with Age

Scientists and health professionals have shown growing proof of the “anti-aging” effects of regular physical activity. Health and wellness experts are increasingly reminding us that exercise is the key to staying young. While aging in seniors brings with it decreasing fitness, regular exercise can help counteract those effects by improving both the longevity and quality of your life.

When is it Time for Assisted Living?

This might be the hardest question you have to ask. Whether it is for your parent or you, it is not an easy question to answer. Everyone has a different answer. There is not one path anyone takes to Heritage Creek. You will have to decide how you want to spend the rest of your life.

What is important is how you respond. You can prepare by knowing what to look for. Knowing what the signs are and knowing how to move forward are the most important steps you can take.

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Benefits of Long Term Assisted Living

There are many upsides to making the decision to take part in assisted living. Assisted living is when a person who maintains a mobile and vital lifestyle needs an extra push in terms of health, wellness, and housekeeping in order to hold onto their standard of living. For most people, assisted living is typically associated with the older population. When people start to need a bit of help, assisted living can be a fabulous way to keep the same standard of life.

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5 Tips for Healthy Aging

Whether you’re a caretaker or an aging adult, it’s good to know what you can do to better you or a loved one’s health. Here are a few tips for how to stay vivacious and happy well past retirement. 1. Add movement to your life. It probably comes as no surprise that engaging in physical…

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Changing the Way We Discuss Elder Care

Every day, 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement age. By the year 2050, 27 million Americans will require some form of long-term care or assistance. The phenomenon of our aging society is often described in fearful terms like “the retirement crisis.” However, Ai-jen Poo, author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America, wants to change the way we talk about elder care.

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2015: A Big Year for Elder Care

It may only be January, but there is already an indication that 2015 will be an important year for older adults and their families in the U.S. For starters, this year marks the 80th anniversary of Social Security and the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act, the first federal initiative focused…