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Gratitude Is About Attitude

The loss of loved ones, diminished health, and too much time on their hands can take a toll on a senior’s feeling of self-worth and well-being. But practicing gratitude on a daily basis can do wonders for mental health and make it more bearable to get through the tough times.

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Shoo the Flu: Avoiding the Flu Bug

Many people think of the flu as just an annoyance instead of a serious health risk. But for older adults, the flu can be dangerous. In addition to the vaccine, there are other preventative measures seniors and their family members should take to avoid being bitten by the bug.

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Rebuilding Your Social Life Later in Life

Friendships are important and have a positive impact on well-being. But some older adults face the challenge of maintaining a social life when friends move away, work relationships fizzle, and divorce leads to loneliness. We offer tips for rebuilding a social circle later in life.

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Give Your Computer a Fall Cleaning

This fall, you’ll likely wash windows, vacuum cobwebs, organize closets, and clean out the garage in preparation for winter. But do you give your trusted computer the same attention? National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day on October 21st is a great time to organize your desktop!

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Bullying Is Not Just Kid Stuff

With October being National Bullying Prevention Month, it’s important to realize that bullying doesn’t only happen among children but occurs with seniors as well. We give insight into what bullying looks like and tips on how to address any bullying issues at senior centers.

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Avoid Becoming a Victim of Fraud

We’ve all heard of someone who was a victim of financial fraud. Americans over 65 years are especially at risk, losing more than $2.9 billion per year. We outline the top 6 scams to watch for and offer tips to keep in mind so you and your loved ones can avoid becoming victims.

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Let’s Hear It for Whole Grains!

Older adults who eat whole grains as part of a healthy diet reduce their risk of chronic diseases. When it comes to good-for-you foods, it’s hard to beat the benefits! In celebration of September’s National Whole Grains Month, whip up a batch of healthy, tasty Multigrain Pancakes.

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The Rise of Divorce in Older Adults

Adults over the age of 50 are getting divorced at twice the rate they were just twenty years ago. It’s a surprising trend that has led to more seniors being divorced than widowed for the first time in history. What is behind this trend that researchers have dubbed “gray divorce”?

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5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

Whether you love the beauty of winter or simply tolerate it until spring returns once more, the change of weather means it’s time to prepare your home — or the home of a senior loved one — for the cold days ahead. Read on for 5 ways to get your home winterizing tasks underway.

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Using Technology to Connect and Combat Loneliness

With letter writing and landlines being nearly nonexistent, how can older adults stay in contact with family and friends and avoid social isolation? Technology like smartphones, video chats, online communities, and blogging make it easy to stay connected and combat loneliness.

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Addiction Among Older Adults

The opiate crisis has captured most of the spotlight relating to addiction. But a rising demographic struggling with addiction is older adults. The difference is, seniors are more likely to misuse drugs than abuse them. So what should families and caregivers be looking for?

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Observe National Senior Citizens Day!

National Senior Citizen Day is observed every August 21st as a way to honor and show appreciation to older adults, and to recognize their achievements and contributions to society. Make plans to celebrate yourself by learning something new, volunteering, or just having fun!

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