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The Importance of Preventing Isolation as We Age

December 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Isolation is literally a killer, especially as people become older. Social isolation can produce detrimental effects comparable to those of obesity, smoking, or diabetes, and the potential results are devastating, including a weakened immune system, cardiovascular disease, depression, stroke, cognitive decline, cancer, and early death. The risks associated with isolation are also widespread: according to […]

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Book Review: The Fountain of Age

November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

At Senior Living Systems, our mission is aging well. In support of that mission, we love to share some of the books we feel speak to a positive and dynamic approach to aging, and help support the concept of ageless living.   Today, we’d like to talk about The Fountain of Age by Betty Friedan. […]

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Age Well with These 5 Superfoods

October 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Maintaining a healthy overall diet is an essential element to remaining healthy as you age. But consuming these five superfoods can kick your physical health and cognitive functioning up to the next level. These delicious foods help reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease, help preserve your vision and improve your skin, boost your […]

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3 Benefits of Assisted Living

September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Making the decision to place a loved one in an assisted living facility can be difficult. However, understanding the benefits – to your loved one as well as you – can make the decision easier. Specifically, assisted living provides three very important benefits. Professional Medical Care 24/7 Unless you are a trained medical professional, you […]

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Sharpen Your Mind

August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the realities of aging is that your body changes, including changes to your brain and cognitive abilities. You may find that suddenly you have a harder time remembering names or where you put your keys. Maybe you’re in the middle of a conversation, and you can’t quite think of the right word. While […]

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20 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Home Care Agency

August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chances are, you’ve never hired a home care agency before, so you might not know what to ask. Being able to properly vet a home care agency is important in order to ensure a good match with the needs of your loved one. Here are the 20 questions you need to ask of a home […]

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Six Things to Help Protect Your Eyesight

August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

As we age, we may find that it’s harder to read things up close or far away. Cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetes are all conditions that affect eyesight and become more common as we age. The good news is there are many simple things you can do to preserve the health of your eyes […]

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Get a Good Night’s Sleep

July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Poor sleep, or not getting enough sleep, can certainly make a person grumpy and irritable. Sleep loss can also have a big impact on your health, making you more susceptible to sickness and more serious conditions like depression. Getting a good night’s sleep every night is very important for general health and wellness, and that’s […]

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Managing Stress

July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

In recent years, doctors and researchers have started to better understand how stress impacts the body. Ongoing stress can be bad for your mental and physical health, resulting in conditions like anxiety, depression and heart problems. Even after retirement, seniors aren’t immune from the effects of stress. Life changes and worrying about health and finances […]

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Regular Exercise Can Help You Age Well

June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Brittle bones and falling are two of the biggest hazards of getting older. Regular exercise can help lower both of these risks – along with keeping your body trim and your joints fluid. Regular exercise can even help reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Walking and Rolling Along Many people love exercise and working out. […]

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