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Where Will All The People Go?

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Where Will All The People Go? We have all heard the statistics about the baby boomer population (http://www.history.com/topics/baby-boomers); at the end of World War II, more babies were born in 1946 than ever before: 3.4 million, 20 percent more than in 1945. This was the beginning of the so-called “baby boom.” In 1947, another 3.8 million babies were born; 3.9 million were born in 1952; and more than 4 million were born ever ..

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Great Low Impact Exercises for Seniors

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Great Low Impact Exercises for Seniors Taking care of our bodies gets increasingly important as we age. The better shape we stay in, the more likely we are to ward off disease and body deterioration. Finding exercises that are easy as we age isn’t always easy, though. It’s important to make sure that our bodies can handle the exercises without worsening a condition. For seniors, this means low impact exercises – basicall ..

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Combating Memory Loss Through Journaling

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Journaling to Keep your Mind Active! Taking good care of your brain as you get older is absolutely essential, and there are many different activities in which you can partake in order to give your mind a good workout. One specific activity that is very popular among seniors is journaling! Read on to learn more about what journaling can do to keep your mind healthy. Journaling for Seniors By journaling, you can wo ..

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Helping Seniors Breath Better—Respiratory Care

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Helping Seniors Breath Better—Respiratory Care October 23rd – 29th is Respiratory Care Week, it is a week set aside each year to recognize respiratory therapists for their hard work and loyalty to those in need of respiratory therapy. To support those who help others with their respiratory health, A Senior Connection has put together some information to help bring awareness to lung health and issues in older adults. There ..

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World Alzheimer’s Month

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

World Alzheimer’s Month September is World Alzheimer’s Month. In our society today, more and more people are learning what Alzheimer’s is; unfortunately it is due to someone in your life being affected by this disease. Thankfully, today more and more scientists and geneticists are starting to understand how Alzheimer’s affects the brain and body and even some ways to combat the disease. Although there are no cures  ..

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Healthy Aging Month

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

September is Healthy Aging Month and it is important no matter what your age that you are living a healthy lifestyle, and if you are not, TODAY is the day to start! Here are 10 Tips for Reinventing Yourself during September Is Healthy Aging® Month: Do not act your age or at least what you think your current age should act like. What was your best year so far? 28? 40? Now? Picture yourself at that age and be it. Some peopl ..

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Differences Between In-Home Care & Home Health

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Differences Between In-Home Care & Home Health So many times people are discharged from the hospital with directions on care they should receive once they are home. These directions can include having home health and in home care, which most people think are the same thing, but are in fact, very different. The key difference is that "home care" is non-clinical care and "home health" is clinical care. In-Home Care is typically priv ..

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Senior Health Tips: Staying Cool This Summer!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Senior Health Tips: Staying Cool This Summer! While warmer weather does mean sunnier skies and more time spent outdoors, it also means taking extra care of your health. Seniors are at especially high risk of heat stroke and heat exhaustion, and so it is important to learn how to take care of yourself as we hit the high point of summer. Read on to find out more! Tips for Senior Health in Hot Temperat ..

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Summertime in Sacramento - Part 2

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Summertime in Sacramento for Seniors (Part 2)… Events, Classes, Music, Theater, and more… The Crocker Art Museum (http://www.crockerartmuseum.org/) is so much more than art and a museum! It is a place where you can come to learn and explore your artistic and creative side. You can browse through pieces of fine art from periods throughout history, or make your own! The Crocker Art Museum was established in 1885 and is on ..

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Clever Little Lies

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Clever Little Lies A play about two couples and their hopes dreams and infidelities! But before we talk about the play, let’s talk about the B Street Theater (https://bstreettheatre.org/). I am a person who enjoys taking in an experience from all of the senses, and from the moment you turn the corner and head down the dead end street you know you are in for an experience. The theater sits right on the railroad tracks, and when I say ..

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