Senior Blog

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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Switch Out the Salt!

As we age, our metabolism slows down, senses weaken, and chronic health conditions are more apt to surface. While we can’t control our genes, we can control what we put in our bodies. A great place to start is reducing the amount of salt in your diet.

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Maximize Your Newsletter

The newsletter is the lifeline of communication for your senior center and where members turn to find out about the latest offerings. But is your publication engaging enough people and reaching the audience you’re striving to serve? We offer some ideas to freshen the newsletter concept.

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Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Whether you live in a part of the country where you were able to enjoy the outdoors all winter long — or reside in an area where the weather kept you inside away from the elements — all older adults need a refresher on ways to protect themselves and stay healthy this coming summer.

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How to Stay Safe on Wi-Fi Hotspots

So, you’re waiting for a friend at your local coffee shop and there is some time to kill. That “Free Wi-Fi” sign near the half-and-half looks tempting, but you hesitate before logging in. Is it safe? Are hackers skulking around waiting for unsuspecting coffee drinkers like you to open the floodgates to your personal information?

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Diabetes-Friendly Baking Tips

Managing and planning menus is an essential step for controlling diabetes. Many people with diabetes find baking to be especially challenging. We offer tips on ingredient substitutions and places where to find recipes so you can bake diabetes-friendly foods without sacrificing taste.

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Database Spring Cleaning

This time of year is synonymous with spring cleaning. As people begin the satisfying process of sorting and purging, shouldn’t your senior center begin looking at its collection of member data and digital files? Read why updating your data is essential to maintaining a vibrant center.

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7 Kinds of Exercise for Seniors

Regular exercise for older adults has many proven benefits, not only for physical health but for mental and emotional well-being as well. Working out also helps promote better balance, which results in fewer falls for seniors. We offer seven types of fitness activities to consider.

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Email Marketing for Your Center

“Marketing” may sound more corporate than you’re used to. But it’s simply getting the word out about the programs and services your center offers. We offer compelling reasons why email marketing is a great way to effectively communicate with your members and the community.

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What is a Medicare Wellness Visit?

Because of the expense, older adults on a tight budget would often skip their annual physical exams. But now, Medicare Wellness Visits are covered by the Affordable Care Act, so they can — and should — be an important part of a senior’s health plan. Learn more about what is covered here.

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Prevent Identity Theft During Tax Season

Tax season is a time when identity theft typically peaks, and older adults are at higher risk than younger ones. In 2016, 13% of seniors were victims of identity theft. For 29% of them, their personal identity was used to commit tax fraud. We offer tips to protect yourself year-round.

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