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Using Photos in Your Newsletter

Incorporating photography into your newsletter increases the engagement of your members as well as the community. If the newsletter is the primary tool to increase engagement, then you want to show signs of a vibrant and engaging senior center.

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Protecting Seniors from Elder Abuse

World Elder Abuse Prevention Day will be recognized on June 15th to raise awareness of this health problem that is a largely unreported and often neglected issue in the United States. Financial scams and neglect are a few ways elders are abused. Many times the abuse goes unreported. Learn more about elder abuse and how you can help prevent it.

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Announcing Senior Space 2.0 Release

As part of LPi’s continued efforts to make Senior Space the most comprehensive, yet easy-to-use, member management system on the market for senior centers, we are excited to announce Release 2.0, which features two new add-on modules — Transportation and Meals — as well as updates to the Reports feature.

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Furry Friends Bring Great Health Benefits to Seniors

Having a four-legged, furry companion is good for our mental and physical well-being. That’s true at any age, including during retirement. A pet provides unconditional love and a sympathetic ear on difficult days. For older adults, the health benefits of having a pet are numerous.

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Benefits of Strawberries

In many states across the country, May signals the start of the strawberry picking season. Not only do the delicious, heart-shaped red berries bring brightness to a table that may have lacked color through a cold and drab winter, they are packed full of vitamins and nutrients.

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Downsizing & Decluttering for Seniors

Most of us know we own too much stuff. We feel the weight and burden of our clutter. For those seniors transitioning to a new chapter in life, decluttering and downsizing can be a daunting. However, with a little planning and preparation, downsizing and decluttering can be a liberating and satisfying experience for all involved.

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Skin Cancer Safety for Older Adults

While it’s true that much of the ultraviolet (UV) damage to the skin happens during childhood and adolescence, that doesn’t mean your skin should be unprotected in adulthood. As we head in to the hottest months of the year, it’s important to take a few minutes to learn more about skin safety.

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The Benefits of Video Games for Seniors

Research demonstrates that contrary to popular belief, gaming can actually be beneficial for the brain — especially among the older set — by improving mood, memory, concentration, reasoning, imagination, balance, and dexterity.

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Why Email Marketing Is a Good Idea for Your Senior Center

It’s the digital age. We seem to be swamped with online communication. Yet if your senior center wants to communicate consistently and effectively with your members and the community at large, email marketing could be a good fit for you.

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Cycling for Seniors

World Bicycle Day (celebrated on April 19) is a great time to dust off the bike helmet, shake off the winter doldrums, and breathe in some fresh air! Biking is a great form of exercise for individuals of all ages. Now get out there and ride!

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Healthy Breakfast for Seniors

It’s so important that seniors eat protein throughout the day, starting with breakfast. But instead of grabbing your frying pan for a traditional morning meal of fried eggs, bacon, and toast, consider serving up this heart-healthy vegetable quiche that ditches the crust (and fat) but not the flavor.

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Are Virtual Physician Visits a Good Option for Seniors?

Are you familiar with virtual physician visits? Here’s a quick look at the advantages and disadvantages of virtual visits for senior citizens. As primary care physicians and specialists are busier than ever, patient wait times are getting longer.

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