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National Nutrition Month

February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

In addition to causing a few extra wrinkles and unexpected aches and pains, getting older also impacts metabolism and the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Because the way the body processes food changes as we age, nutrition becomes vitally important. For older adults, eating the right foods can not only improve health, but also protect […]

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Random Acts of Kindness Week

February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air, and you can get a jump start on spreading joy and affection by participating in Random Acts of Kindness Week (RAK), February 11-17. During this seven-day celebration, participants are urged to make that extra effort by helping others, partnering with local community efforts, […]

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Tips to Save on Prescription Costs

January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Even with good health insurance, many individuals find it difficult to afford expensive prescription medications. In fact, according to a recent report from Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), spending for prescription drugs over the past seven years has skyrocketed to 73 percent. As a result, many patients resort to do-it-yourself pill splitting and skipping […]

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Talking to Aging Parents About Money

January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Conversations about money can be awkward, even more so when the discussion involves talking to your aging parents about their finances. Unfortunately, silence about money matters can be costly, both in terms of funds and in future challenges facilitating the adequate care and comfort of loved ones headed towards retirement and beyond. Here are some […]

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Book Review: Being Mortal

December 21, 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 that we feel speak to a positive and dynamic approach to aging, and help support the concept of ageless living. Today, we’d like to share with you Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters […]

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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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