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We may live in a digital world, but you don’t have to be a tech whiz to take advantage of today’s handy gadgets. From smartphones and e-readers to speakers with built-in safety capabilities, technology can help you stay connected, safe, and independent during your golden years. Read on for our roundup of the best tech ...

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“So long as the memory of certain beloved friends remains in my heart, I can say that life is good.” This quote from Helen Keller illustrates memory’s power to improve our lives, especially in our senior years. What can seniors do to improve memory skills and keep those treasured moments close at hand? Is Memory ...

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Did you know that learning new things is one of the best ways to maintain a youthful mindset? Spring is an excellent time for new beginnings, so let the changing season inspire you to pick up a uniquely-themed craft and learn something new in the process. If you’re not sure where to start, let us ...

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It’s a fact of life that near vision worsens with age. While you can always rely on your optometrist for assistance, you don’t have to these days. With so many over-the-counter options to choose from, you can arm yourself with a few simple tips and discover how to choose reading glasses on your own. Why ...

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Lucille Ball found fame playing the red-headed Lucy Ricardo in I Love Lucy. She also earned respect as the first woman to helm a major television studio; Star Trek and Mission Impossible were notable products of her Desilu Productions. When it came to aging, Ball had some witty advice: “The secret of staying young is ...

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Are you worried about Parkinson’s disease? There are many misconceptions surrounding how the condition functions and what you should do about it, and learning the truth is essential for your health. It’s time to deconstruct some myths about Parkinson’s disease! What Do Seniors Need to Know About Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition ...

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Photography has undergone a major shift in the last few decades. Remember when taking beautiful photos required you to lug around a heavy camera and have the film developed? These days, not only is film no longer necessary, but a camera isn’t necessary! If you have a smartphone, you probably already have a fantastic “camera” ...

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Let these home safety tips for seniors help you address any issues and make your home the safe and secure place it should be.

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Your relationship to sleep inevitably changes over time. As a kid, you may have never needed help falling asleep. As a teen, you may have yearned to sleep in every morning. As a new parent, sleep may have been impossible to come by. And how about now, in your senior years? Perhaps you find yourself ...

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Is there a creative hobby you enjoy, or is there one you’ve been meaning to pick up in your golden years? Believe it or not, embracing your creativity is one of the best things you can do for your overall well-being as a senior. You may think that arts and crafts are just for fun, ...

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