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What is Arthritis?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

What is Arthritis? According to the Arthritis Foundation (http://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/understanding-arthritis/what-is-arthritis.php); Arthritis is very common but is not well understood. Actually, “arthritis” is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can ..

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New Year’s Resolutions - How to Make Ones You Will Keep

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Year’s Resolutions How to Make Ones You Will Keep New Year's Eve is right around the corner and everyone makes resolutions for the next year. But how many of us actually keep them? Not many! But why? It is typically because we put too much pressure on ourselves and set unrealistic goals. Here are some ideas for resolutions that you may actually keep! 1. Pick a small resolution, instead of saying you will lose 20 pounds,  ..

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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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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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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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Making Your Home Safer

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Making Your Home Safer Independence is important to everyone, starting the day they take their first step. The feeling of freedom and having the ability to do and go anywhere is wonderful! However, as we age, we begin to lose our freedoms and even being in our own homes can become unsafe. Nearly 90% of individuals over age 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible, according to a research report by the National Conference of S ..

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Summertime in Sacramento for Seniors (Part 1)…

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Summertime in Sacramento for Seniors (Part 1)… Events, Classes, Music, Theater, and more… Just because we are a little older, and maybe do not move as quickly, doesn’t mean there are not plenty of things we can still do! Sacramento is home to a wide variety of places and events that are geared towards seniors, and those that incorporate people of every age! We have decided to help put some of those events and plac ..

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National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Today is the 23rd Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day!! Today over 100,000 older adults will participate in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S., as we celebrate the 23rd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. The common goal for this day: to help keep older Americans healthy and fit. This event is always the last Wednesday in May, National Senior Health & Fitness D ..

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Aging and your skin

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Aging and your skin Everyone ages differently. Your skins age can depend on many different factors, such as, your time in the sun, your diet, and your environment, but it also depends on your skin color. Dermatologists say there are six types of skin color, with type I being the lightest and type VI being very dark. The reason for the difference in skin tone is due to the level of melanin in their skin, which protects them from the sun. P ..

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