Tips to Protect Yourself from the Flu

The flu has been especially prevalent this year. Public health officials have stated that the dominant strain, H3N2, has caused more fatalities in its lifetime than other strains like H1N1. While the flu doesn’t always cause serious complications, it’s important to take precautions. Once you have it, there is little that can be done to […]

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4 Great Ways to Enjoy Retirement

  Retirement often marks the end of stress and the start of a new life chapter. It’s the time when you finally get to sit back and enjoy the simple things. But just like anything new, retirement can be a bit daunting if you’re not sure how to spend your time. That’s why we’ve put […]

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5 Services That Deliver to Your Home

One of the benefits of aging in place with Friendship at Home is that you never have to leave your living room. While it may be fun to go out with friends or grocery shopping with your significant other, sometimes it’s nicer to stay in the comfort of your own home. Luckily, the days of […]

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4 Tips for Seniors Exercising at Home

Exercise is a vital component of every healthy lifestyle. It’s the single best thing you can do to improve your health other than quitting smoking, and if exercise came in pill form it would be called the wonder drug. Regular exercise is linked to improved mood, long-term mobility and is a vital part of reducing […]

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How To Maintain Good Sleep Hygiene As We Age

  There’s nothing quite like falling asleep in the comfort of your own home. But as we age, maintaining good sleep hygiene is important because experiencing altered sleep patterns like insomnia and restlessness are common. Many seniors report difficulty staying asleep throughout the night, which can lead to depression, tiredness and irritability. Ensuring you get […]

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How to Recognize Depression in Senior Citizens

Clinical depression affects an estimated 6 million Americans over 65, and as we age, it’s important to understand how to recognize depression in senior citizens. Depression may occur naturally or as a side effect of medical conditions and medications, and with a diverse set of symptoms, it may manifest as sadness, loss of appetite, insomnia, […]

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Reasons Why Seniors Should Own A Pet

As we age, the advantages of pet ownership can’t be understated. A furry friend can be a source of companionship and happiness that brings life into the home while reminding us to cherish the simple things. Knowing there’s a source of unconditional love waiting at home is enough to get many people through the day. […]

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How to Keep Your Parents Safe With Senior Driving Restrictions

There’s a different level of concern that a parent has when their teenager is learning to drive compared to when their parents are losing the skill. If there’s one thing more stubborn than a teenager, it’s an independent senior citizen whose ability to drive is being threatened. The US Constitution protects seniors from arbitrary loss-of-driving-privileges […]

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How Hobbies can Make an Important Impact for Seniors

Hobbies can enrich a senior’s life by helping them live a more active and productive lifestyle. Hobbies which involve the participation of others such as team sports, game playing or volunteering can give you a sense of belonging and purpose. By staying socially active after retirement, you can live a happier, more satisfying life. An […]

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Can You Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

Healthy living is key to helping you stay physically and mentally fit. By embracing a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise, a nutritious diet, sufficient rest, socialization and reduced stress, you can improve both your physical and mental health. According to current research, healthy living choices could even reduce the risk of developing brain disorders […]

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Understanding Dementia

Dementia has been defined as a significant decline in a person’s cognitive abilities due to damaged brain cells that disable cognitive functions. Dementia symptoms may range from memory loss to a decline in thinking, communication and behavior skills. In the case of Alzheimer’s, damaged cells in the hippocampus area of the brain affect memory and learning, […]

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Understanding Seasonal Depression in Seniors

Seniors are not immune to spells of depression, especially around the holidays when thoughts of the dearly departed, the past or physical limitations may cause them to be down. This seasonal depression isn’t something that should be ignored or dismissed — seniors should not have to suffer in silence. Below are some of the signs […]

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Keep an Eye Out for These Signs of Dementia

Family gatherings during the holidays are usually times of great joy, but sometimes a bit of concern creeps in. If your parent or another family member isn’t quite themself, how do you know if the difference is significant? According to physicians, there are specific signs that should signal to you that your family member should […]

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Kick These 3 Excuses for Not Planning for Retirement

Values such as self-reliance and independence may be dissuading you from planning your retirement living, but that would be a mistake. It’s impossible to predict the future, and although you don’t need assisted living or home health care right now, it may be invaluable when you finally reach retirement. Below are some common objections we […]

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How to Create a Safer Environment in Your Own Home

According to AARP research, aging adults prefer to remain in their own homes as they age. In fact, 90 percent of those surveyed indicated they prefer to stay in their homes and “age in place.” This holds true even when the elderly need some in-home care. For many seniors, the main concern is maintaining control […]

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What is Friendship at Home?

Envision a future that advances public health, creates age-friendly homes and communities, enables lifelong learning, work and entrepreneurship, and promotes purposeful engagement and volunteerism. That’s the future of our senior population. Retirement no longer means sitting around relaxing for the rest of your days. Today’s senior is out and about living life to its fullest.

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Healthy Aging Begins at Home

For many individuals, aging in place is the healthiest option. But the benefits don’t end there! Healthy, at-home aging plans have a positive impact on our healthcare system & housing market: http://goo.gl/5pauDE

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