Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., with seniors over the age of 65 more susceptible to heart attacks, strokes or coronary heart disease. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 deaths is caused by heart disease. Even though the numbers are unsettling, the good news is that there are many […]
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Senior independence is a critical part of aging because it allows you to enjoy your golden years to the fullest. As we get older, we may find that certain things are more challenging to do on your own, but there are still plenty of habits to incorporate that can help you maintain your independence. In […]
We all have some level of memory loss as we age – it’s just part of life! According to the National Institutes for Health, about 10% of seniors over the age of 65 have mild cognitive impairment and about 40% have some memory loss. Luckily, there are many ways we can keep our brains active […]
Osteoporosis is a common health concern we all face as we age, especially since there is not one single cause but many possible factors at play. Some of these factors are beyond our control, such as age and gender, but others can be managed with proper care. The best thing we can do to protect […]
People are once again taking to the road and travelling the country, and what better way to explore than by checking out some of our renowned national parks? From untouched mountains and canyons to deserts and forests, every national park in the U.S. has a unique landscape that makes them all worth a visit. So what […]
Retirement is your hard-earned reward after a lifetime of work, giving you the freedom to spend your time doing what you love – and even discovering new passions! If you find yourself wondering where and how you’d like to retire, you’re not alone. There is no straightforward answer, instead depending on many personal factors, from […]
Is there an impact between a person’s diet and long-term brain health? While there are some factors impacting brain health that cannot be changed, such as age or disease, there are several lifestyle changes that can make a difference – particularly when it comes to your diet. Maintaining good nutrition is an essential part of […]
Varying levels of memory loss is expected as we get older, of course, but it’s important to be aware of the differences when it comes to normal changes and dementia and Alzheimer’s. Learning common memory loss terminology that comes up when discussing this type of diagnosis can help you have a more comprehensive understanding of […]
Developing genuine human connections are an essential part of life. This bonding is especially important as we age, since isolation among seniors can unfortunately be a common occurrence. Connection is one of the most impactful ways to overcome feelings of loneliness and find joy and purpose in your life. So, how do seniors stay connected? […]
Fun winter activities for seniors may seem few and far between during this chilly season in Maine, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! There are so many creative and stimulating things you can do to stay busy and have a great time, from outdoor nature hikes to diving into a new craft project. […]