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The Starbucks Run Exclusively By Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on November 20, 2018

One of the many challenges seniors from around the world face is supporting themselves well enough to remain financially stable. Without a significant amount of help from social security, retirement funds, or assistance from loved ones, many seniors have a difficult time making ends meet. As a result, there has been a growing surge of initiative from businesses in recent years to provide suitable employment for seniors. For example, one Starbucks in Mexico City took a step up recently by offering employment exclusively to citizens age 55 and up. Learn more!

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How Seniors Can Help with Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted by Alyssa Ball on November 13, 2018

Seniors should never be left out of the equation, especially when it comes to the holidays. There are a few ways that they can help in the kitchen without getting in the way. They'll be thrilled to contribute, and you get some assistance at the same time. Here's how your aging loved ones can help this Thanksgiving. 

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Exercising Indoors: Stay at Home and Get Fit

Posted by Michael Watson on November 6, 2018

Seniors who wish to get back into an exercise program often want to start out at home, in the comfort of their own surroundings. This means finding the best exercises that they can do in their home, yet are still effective and helpful to their health. Seniors may also wish to utilize exercises that don't require extensive or expensive equipment. Let's look at 5 exercises that seniors can easily do at home, with little to no equipment required.

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When Should I Get Long-Term Health Insurance?

Posted by Alyssa Ball on November 6, 2018

While there is no one age that fits every single person when it comes to the best time to buy long-term health insurance, the safest way to go is by living by the motto "sooner is better." Most experts will recommend that you get long-term health insurance coverage by the time you are in your early to mid 50s. While obtaining a long-term health insurance plan can be an expensive undertaking, you will be glad you made the investment when you need care. Let's dive deeper into why you should get long-term health insurance and when. 

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Long Distance Activities to Do with Your Grandkids

Posted by Lori Thomas on November 2, 2018

There is nothing more rewarding in life than being blessed with grandchildren. However, for many grandparents, this doesn’t necessarily mean they get to live as close to their grandchildren as they would like. Long-distance grandchildren-grandparent relationships can be tough, especially for grandparents who feel like they are missing out on their grandchild’s life and fun milestones.

This is why it is so important to not only have long-distance phone and video chat dates, but to be able to play games long distance as well. Long distance games will help keep these phone calls more interactive and engaging. Here are a few suggestions for long-distance games any grandparent and grandchild can play together.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Exercises for Seniors to Help with Balance

Posted by Alyssa Ball on October 30, 2018

Exercise is a great way for seniors to stay healthy and maintain balance and coordination as they age. Discover different exercises designed to help seniors with balance in this infographic. Try implementing some of these balancing exercises in your daily routine!

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Fun Ways to Celebrate the Day of the Dead With Seniors

Posted by Alyssa Ball on October 30, 2018

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a colorful Mexican holiday honoring ancestry. The holiday isn't just one day, however. Day of the Dead is celebrated from October 31st to November 2nd. It's a time to honor those who have passed away. The holiday was even featured in the movie Coco. There isn't simply one way of observing Day of the Dead, but some symbols and traditions are prevalent. Celebrating the Day of the Dead is a fun opportunity to celebrate with seniors. The holiday has a deep meaning, but is also bright and lighthearted. Here are some ways you can celebrate together.

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Best Practices for Identifying High-Risk Discharges

Posted by Michael Watson on October 23, 2018

Whether a senior is being discharged from a hospital or a rehabilitation facility, it’s important to identify signs of a high-risk discharge. With about 20% of seniors readmitted to the hospital within 30-days of discharge, each senior’s health should be evaluated, and seniors whose health is most at risk after discharge should be given special consideration before release.  

Here are some best practices to identify high-risk discharges and to prepare seniors and their families for discharge.

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Are Your Senior Loved Ones Ready for Flu Season?

Posted by Michael Watson on October 16, 2018

It's that time of the year where the weather starts to cool off, the leaves change colors, and we grab a sweater before we leave the house. Autumn brings lots of beautiful things, but it also ushers in the start of flu season. Flu season is a frustrating time of year, no matter how old you are, but it can be particularly troublesome for seniors. Learn how to prepare for flu season to help seniors stay healthy!

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5 Easy Costume Ideas for Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on October 9, 2018

Halloween is just around the corner, and that means it's time for costumes galore! If you're thinking about dressing up with a senior loved one this holiday season, try some of these great costume ideas that will have them feeling great and enjoying the season. 

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