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What Seniors Should Know About Arthritis

The symptoms for the most common types of arthritis are very similar. You may notice that after periods of sitting or upon waking, you feel pain and stiffness in your joints. Your hands, knees or shoulders may become sore or difficult to move and may become swollen. You could be suffering from arthritis.

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Tips to Honor Your Administrative Staff

Your administrative staff is invaluable at your center. They manage day-to-day responsibilities and, when needed, put out those little metaphorical fires that sometimes pop up. Here are some ways to show your appreciation.

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Raised Bed and Container Garden Tips for Seniors

While gardening can become a little more challenging with age, there are lots of ways to safely enjoy this favorite pastime. From growing vegetables in raised beds to planting a container herb garden, here are a few ideas to try this summer.

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Summer Picnic Planning Suggestions for Older Adults

One of the best parts of summer is spending time enjoying a cookout with friends or a picnic at a local park. In honor of National Picnic Month, we share tips for planning the perfect picnic and for making sure your food stays safe on a hot summer day.

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Tackling Time Management for Greater Productivity

It doesn’t matter where you are in your life — you could work in an office, at a center, or in the home — you will at times have a to-do list a mile long that seems overwhelming. You wonder how you will get it all done. Below are some tips to keep you organized and crossing tasks off your list.

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Understanding the Role Nurse Practitioners Play in Health Care

If you’ve visited a doctor’s office or been a patient in a hospital recently, you’ve likely been treated by a nurse practitioner. Nurse practitioners play an essential role in the delivery of health care. Learn more about these important medical professionals.

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Making the Most of Your Website

In the age of Google and social media, your senior center website is your greatest chance to make a good first impression. Taking the time to make it great will highlight the best things about your center. We offer tips on ways you can display your vibrant community online.

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Independent Verses Assisted Living

If you or an older family member are considering moving to a senior living community, you may be wondering what type of care is best. People often find it confusing to understand how independent living differs from assisted living. It’s an important distinction that we define for you here.

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Tips for Shopping Farmers’ Markets

A farmers’ market is a great place to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as fun produced goods, like baked items, jams, and cheeses. How can you make the most of your weekly trip to the farmers’ market? We have a few tips to help you master the market.

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Little Ways to Brand Your Center

When it comes to branding your senior center, you have the usual suspects — a logo, a sign, and letterhead. But there are still many, many ways you can brand your center for a total cohesive look both inside and out. Read on for ideas that are easy to incorporate no matter your budget.

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Selective Listening, or Hearing Loss?

When it comes to age-related hearing loss, the process is so gradual it can continue for years before you or someone else notices it. Hearing loss not only involves the ear, but the brain as well, where the sound is transmitted into meaningful language. Unchecked it can lead to depression and isolation.

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Stay Safe on Social Media

Seniors are often the victims of Facebook hacks, for reasons ranging from choosing weak passwords to accepting friend requests from scammers. What are older adults doing that’s putting them at increased risk? We cite a few of the common causes and offer advice on how to stay safe online.

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