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Traveling: tips for seniors

Do you love to travel? It’s the time of year when many seniors begin to plan fun spring and summer get aways. Or maybe even a longer trip overseas. There are so many ideas you might have. Visiting family. Or escaping the heat and trying something up north or in the mountains. With Covid-19 restrictions...

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A Springtime Flower Garden

Ellen stepped out onto her patio with her cup of coffee to start the day. The mornings were getting warmer, and she only needed a light jacket these days. As she sat at her patio table, she thought about how to make her outdoors more cheerful this Spring. Somehow there was energy in that pure...

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A Life Plan

Gerald Tames and his wife Liz were about to return home to Rio Rancho from their vacation in Maui. As they watched the sunset together, Liz talked about their hunt for the perfect retirement home. Retired, Gerald and Liz found many things to be grateful for. Their son and his family still lived close by....

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New Year: tapping into your senior community

It’s a new year. All the excitement of the holidays are over. Perhaps it was the first time you were able to see family in months due to the pandemic. Or maybe you were able to travel to a safe destination with friends. Whatever the circumstances, it’s over now and life is settling back into...

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The Holidays: staying healthy

It’s the time of year we have all been looking forward to. The time when normally, family would travel even long distances to reunite and celebrate together. Now, even though it’s still possible for seniors to connect and share special moments together, it may seem a little more complicated given the numerous viruses surrounding us....

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Thanksgiving: building memories

Seniors across the nation are about to celebrate one of the most wonderful times of the year – Thanksgiving and the Christmas season. Whether you live in a retirement community, assisted living or nursing home, it’s the time to join in the festivities and take some moments to focus on the things we are thankful...

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Healthy Aging: in style

As retirement approaches, many seniors wonder how they will keep physically active and mentally stimulated as the years go by. After all, health is often considered the number 1 topic for the elderly. And physical health is very much connected with mental health. What can seniors do that will keep them interested and active far...

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Senior Lifestyle: living in a senior community

Have you ever been to an all-inclusive resort where all your needs were taken care of? The biggest decision was which resort restaurant to make the dinner plans for. True relaxation and luxury. Retirement is approaching and its time to make some big decisions. Aging in place? Downsizing and moving into a more manageable place?...

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Technology World: navigating apps for seniors

Ever wonder what your kids and grandkids are talking about? Technology is changing so fast and it’s hard for seniors to keep up. Still, technology can serve you in ways that you wouldn’t have even thought of. Online banking, the news, games, the weather – apps can be a life changing discovery and make your...

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A Doctor’s Visit: making the most of it

Taking to a doctor or anyone who specializes in a specific field can be intimidating or even frustrating. That pain in your shoulder that has been bothering you for the last two months is making you anxious. It seems like such a minor complaint to have. But you’ve been thinking. What if it’s the onset of arthritis or worse yet, something more serious like cancer? Now you finally have an appointment to see your doctor. Will the health care professionals take you seriously? Will they use terminology that you will not be able to understand? Will you leave the doctor’s office feeling just as lost as before?

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