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Why Video Chat Is Vital for Keeping Seniors Connected

Senior Using Video Chat

During the global coronavirus pandemic, we as a nation have been forced to practice social distancing and other measures to protect our health and well-being. While this crisis has been challenging for all Americans, it has been especially difficult for our senior population.

7 Ways for Seniors to Sleep Well During Daylight Saving Time

For many of us, daylight saving time offers the promise of longer days and more time spent outdoors in the warm sunshine of spring and summer. First conceived by Benjamin Franklin, daylight saving time was designed to extend the daylight hours so people could have more time to enjoy the more pleasant weather.

How Seniors Can Kick Start Their Fitness in the New Year

Seniors exercising

According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), regular exercise and fitness activities can help senior adults stay independent and prevent many health problems that come with age. And as seniors get older, an active fitness lifestyle becomes increasingly important to their health.

5 Tips for Preventing Senior Loneliness During the Holidays

Senior couple sitting by Christmas tree

As the National Council on Aging (NCOA) article, “4 Steps to Combat Loneliness in Seniors,” states,“It’s December, and the holiday season is in full swing. It’s the time of year for good food and good friends and family—at least for most of us.” 

Making the Holidays Merry and Bright for Seniors – Even from Afar

Senior exchanging holiday gifts

While the holiday season is a time of joyous anticipation and good cheer for most of us, the holidays can also bring a sense of loss and sadness for some senior adults. These feelings can result from the effects of aging and illness, or the sense of loneliness and isolation that accompany the loss of a spouse. 

Even for the most physically and emotionally healthy seniors, it is essential to remember that your love, presence and involvement with them during the holiday season can be the most meaningful gift they receive.

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