Senior Blog

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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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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