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The Great Outdoors: 7 Beneficial Springtime Activities for Seniors

Senior gardening and planting flowers

It’s spring! The ideal time to open the windows, breath in the fresh air and spend time outdoors.

However, government estimates say that Americans spend about 90% of their lives indoors. And for senior adults, the number is even higher as they become less and less inclined to venture outside. 

Daylight Saving Time: 7 Tips to Help Senior Adults Adjust

Clock

It’s March and that means daylight saving time and spring are right around the corner!

First conceived by Benjamin Franklin, the primary purpose of daylight saving time is to make better use of daylight. And for many of us, daylight saving time means we have more hours of daylight in the evening to enjoy the more pleasant weather.

However, for senior adults, daylight savings can also spell health problems.

Overcoming Downsizing Dilemmas: Moving Your Aging Parent into Senior Living

Moving boxes in a home

Moving out of a home of many years and leaving cherished memories behind can be a challenge for any of us. But for aging parents, downsizing and moving from the comfort and familiarity of a long-time home to senior living can be especially difficult.

Older adults often view moving to senior living as a sign that they are losing their independence. And having to organize, downsize and pack a house full of belongings can seem like an overwhelming task.

Practical New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers of Older Adults

Being the caregiver for an older adult might be one of the most challenging jobs you’ve ever had.

Today, many harried caregivers are attempting to balance the demands of family, home and career, in addition to caring for their older loved ones.

7 Ways You Can Help Your Aging Loved One Overcome the Winter Blues

The dark and dreary days of winter can take an emotional toll on any of us, sapping our energy, enthusiasm and zest for life. However, the winter blues can be especially difficult for aging loved ones who are already considered to be at greater risk of becoming depressed.

Once the holidays have passed, we enter a seemingly interminable stretch when winter’s colder and shorter days seem like they will never end. During this period, older adults will sometimes dwell on the people and abilities they’ve lost over the years and become listless and forlorn. 

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