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Motivated to Move

Movement is an essential part of every function and process within our bodies. Just 15 – 30 minutes of continuous movement a day can improve your overall health, helping to reduce the risks of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other diseases.

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What Seniors Should Know About Fire Prevention

Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association show one home fire is reported every 85 seconds in this country, and older adults are at especially high risk for house fires. During Fire Prevention Week, use these tips to help a senior loved one stay safe.

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Why Your Staff Should Share Calendars

As your staff members plan their days and track their time, having work-related data accessible in a shared calendar can be helpful. Going digital means you’re not limited to someone’s in-office presence to know their schedule.

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Busting the Myths About Flu Shots for Older Adults

If you or a senior loved one is among the 35% of older adults who refuse the vaccine, your worries might be linked to one of these popular myths. Don’t let the myths about flu shots keep you from getting one. Learn more about popular flu shot myths here.

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New Tech Devices for Seniors

As the population in the United States continues to gray, the technology industry is waking up to the needs of seniors. If you aren’t familiar with some emerging technologies to help them age at home, here’s an overview of some that are garnering the most attention.

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7 Tips for Making Nutritious Smoothies

Smoothies can be a quick and delicious way to add fruits, vegetables, and protein to your daily diet. With careful planning, you can make smoothies at home that taste delicious while still being good for you. Here are a few tips for doing so.

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Make the Most of Your Brainstorming Sessions

When a center wants to tackle a project, often a group of will get together to plan or problem solve. The success of those efforts could very well depend on the productivity of the brainstorming session. Follow these tips to make these meetings more fruitful.

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Seniors and the Struggle with Suicide

Experts predict elderly suicide will be more of a public health concern as baby boomers continue to age. The generation born after World War II has typically had higher suicide rates throughout their lifetime, and all members of the generation will be 65 and older by 2030.

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Tech Products to Help Manage Medications

Staying on track with your medication schedule can be tough to do, especially if you are an older adult who takes several different medicines. Are you or a senior loved one struggling to manage medications? Here are a few suggestions to help you stay safely on track.

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The Health Benefits of Watermelon

As the weather heats up, so does our need for healthy snacks. A ripe, juicy watermelon satisfies your thirst and goes the extra mile toward helping maintain a healthy diet. But did you know that not only does this picnic staple taste delicious, but is also rich in lycopene and Vitamin C?

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Ideas to Share Your Center Newsletter Digitally

There may be times members don’t come to your center on a regular basis, but still like to know what’s going on at your center. The newsletter is a great way to do just that — here are a few ideas that will allow that to happen.

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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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