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Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021

Ideas for Both the Body and Mind to Age Well

While it’s true that you’re not getting older but better, most of us know that it’s the result of our efforts and not something that magically occurs.

We’ve also learned through the years that by keeping in shape, we are more likely to enjoy a healthy life, both physically and cognitively.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Is Laughter the Best Medicine for Aging Well? Give It a Try

We’ve all heard the old expression that laughter is the best medicine. But have you ever wondered if it’s really true?

Depending on what ails you, it very well might be.

Aging well and laughter

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WLR Blog
Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

5 Signs Your Parent is Struggling Living at Home Alone

If there is one common sentiment that many adult children share when it comes to their parents, it’s worrying about them living safely at home alone.

If there is a second commonality, it may be wondering how to know when it’s time to consider a change.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Healthy Aging Tips: The Physical and Mental Benefits of a Daily Walk

When it comes to tips for healthy aging, walking is near the top of the list. Walking is an effective way to reduce the risk of heart disease, manage your weight, improve your outlook, and banish stress. And the best part is, all you need to do is to throw on a pair of sneakers and make your way outside. Apart from that, walking outdoors comes with plenty of physical, mental, and emotional health benefits. Read on below to find out more about how this enjoyable habit can benefit you. 

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Posted: Friday, March 5, 2021

Help, My Parent Won’t Move to Assisted Living! Resources to Make the Conversation Easier

For the adult children of an older parent or loved one, one of the hardest things to do is to encourage them to move to a senior living community. No matter how much they struggle or how obvious it is that they need more assistance with daily life, older adults commonly reject the idea of moving to a senior community simply because it is “full of old people.” 

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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

4 key reasons not to ignore loneliness

Living alone doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll be lonely. Just as there is no guarantee that you won’t be if you’re surrounded by others. But loneliness itself can have a detrimental effect on your health, both physically and emotionally, and should not be ignored.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Can you improve your brain health? Try these 5 action steps and decide for yourself

Much has been written about aging and performing cognitive drills. You may wonder if there are benefits to working out your brain but the question often remains…

Do brain exercises really work?

The answer depends on what you’re hoping to accomplish. Research hasn’t confirmed that playing brain games alone will reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s, but some studies have found they might help delay or slow the progression.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

5 ways assisted living helps keep your independence

If you ask seniors about their biggest concerns, there’s usually one at or near the top of the list.

The loss of independence.

Based mostly on assumptions made and misperceptions, many older adults have expressed this worry when it comes to assisted living.

But the exact opposite is actually true. By getting a little help now, seniors often find they’re able to hold onto their independence longer.

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Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2021

How an independent living community can add real value to your life?

As we grow older, we become more aware of our quality of life. It’s a common time to look back at what we’ve done and look forward in anticipation of what may be. We might find ourselves considering what we want in the future.

This is one of the reasons why seniors often begin considering how to achieve their desired lifestyle. For many, one choice will be moving to an independent living community.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Are you losing your sense of taste, smell or thirst? What to do about it

Have you noticed that food doesn’t taste as good as it used to? Or that you’re adding more salt at every meal? You may have even realized late in the day that you haven’t had much to drink.

What is going on? It can be part of the natural aging process. But it can also lead to serious consequences. If you're becoming aware of any of these changes, talk to your doctor first to rule out medical causes.

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