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Advice For Seniors

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Balance Boards for Seniors: Can They Reduce Fall Risk?

Although older adults are at an increased risk of falling, ending up in the emergency room does not have to be inevitable as you age. While certain medical conditions and chronic issues can certainly increase risk factors associated with falling, adapting the right habits into your lifestyle can decrease your chances of falling. One unique […]

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Surprising Benefits of Zumba for Elderly People

Have you experienced a group fitness class that is fun, social, and helps you break a sweat? If you are searching for your next fitness obsession, Zumba might just be it. Don’t worry if you feel like you might not be in the age demographic or have the right fitness level. Zumba is perhaps one […]

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Medical Alert ID Bracelet Guide

If you have a chronic health condition, take medication on a rigorous schedule, or if you just need peace of mind that first responders can contact your loved ones in case of emergency, a medical alert bracelet is a perfect solution. Whether you are beginning your search for a medical ID bracelet or if you […]

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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

The winter season can be especially dangerous for older adults. Between the snow and ice, chilly temperatures, and the social isolation, it is no wonder why many seniors end up in emergency rooms or their doctor’s office more often in the winter months. Fortunately, you can combat the challenges of winter with just a few […]

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What to consider when buying a medical alert system

Consider This Before Buying a Medical Alert System

Are you curious if a medical alert system would be the best solution for yourself or for your senior loved one? Fortunately, medical alert systems with fall detection are an excellent option for many situations, as it provides a resource that supports health and wellness at home and on the go. Older adults can benefit […]

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AARP Discounts You Should Know About

  In 1947, Ethel Percy Andrus founded the National Retired Teachers Foundation. She hoped the foundation would encourage others to pursue healthy aging habits, as well as find ways to leverage her group to get better health insurance coverage for retired teachers. Just ten years after it was founded, the National Retired Teachers Foundation decided […]

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How Seniors Can Stay Physically and Mentally Healthy While COVID-19 Has Them Stuck at Home

Since the coronavirus pandemic reached American shores in early 2020, daily life has changed for everyone. However, older adults and other vulnerable populations have been acutely impacted, leaving most of them to decrease social circles and opt for staying home more often in order to stay safe. Because older adults often have complex underlying medical […]

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How to Choose a Hearing Aid

  The prevalence of hearing loss increases with age. However, even though many older adults over the age of 65 would benefit from a hearing aid, most do not use one for a variety of reasons, ranging from pride to cost. If you are wondering how to choose a hearing aid for yourself or for […]

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Walk In Shower

Choosing a Walk In Shower

When it comes to falling, your bathroom is one of the most dangerous spots in your home. Multiple studies reviewing older adults falls in the home have demonstrated that the majority of slips and falls happen somewhere in the bathroom. Even more startling, falls in the bathroom were more than twice as likely to lead […]

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Best Shoes for Seniors

Excellent fitting shoes can make all the difference to more than just your outfit choice. In fact, older adults can benefit immensely from taking the time to find the best type of shoes for their own personal challenges or needs. Finding the best shoes for seniors can be overwhelming, especially when most options are not […]

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Over 27% of Seniors Reported Falling Over One Year Period

Falls pose a significant health risk to seniors, and can sometimes result in injury or even death. Falling is more common among older adults than many people realize. A study reported by the CDC and conducted in 2018 concluded that 27.5 percent of seniors over the age of 65 reported falling over the prior year. […]

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Fall Detection – Moving Beyond the Pendant

Falls are a leading cause of injuries in people over 65, and if you fall into this category, it’s important to take steps to keep yourself safe. In the past, traditional safety pendants have been the most prevalent form of fall detection for older adults. However, the pendant with only a button isn’t a perfect […]

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