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Tips for Maintaining Mental Fitness

While we often discuss maintaining physical fitness, it’s less common to discuss mental fitness as we age. Just as some exercises strengthen our bones, others keep our minds fit, healthy and vibrant throughout retirement. Following these mental fitness routines can ultimately prevent or delay dementia and other forms of cognitive decline. If you’re interested in …

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Ways to Celebrate Active Aging Week

September 23 – 29 is Active Aging Week, an annual campaign that promotes healthy habits in retirement. Initially started in 2003, the week can help us shed negative aging stereotypes while finding ways to stay healthy throughout retirement. At Friendship at Home, we’re committed to connecting our members and the local community with the resources …

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Fun Things to Do with Your Grandkids

Grandparents Day is right around the corner, meaning it’s time to start thinking of fun things you could do together to celebrate the occasion. Whether your grandkids are nine months or 9-years-old, Grandparents Day is an excellent opportunity to build memories that will last a lifetime. If you’re looking for something fun to do on …

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Building Social Connections During Retirement

Building and maintaining strong social connections throughout retirement is one of the most important factors for a long, healthy life. In fact, when it comes to cultivating whole-person wellness, it may be as important as eating right and exercising regularly. Studies show a healthy social life is associated with increased mood, decreased depression and a …

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Ways to Make Extra Money in Retirement

Saving and making money during retirement can help you pursue activities you never had the time or money to experience. While making sound financial decisions takes effort, that doesn’t mean it has to be hard! Follow these tips to put some extra money in your pocket during retirement. Senior Discounts Use senior discounts whenever possible! …

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4 Things that Get Better With Age

“I’m like a fine wine. I get better with age, and the best is yet to come.” — Richelle Mead With age comes wisdom, so by the time you retire, you tend to know a thing or two about what really matters in life. Whether you’ve spent the last few decades raising a family or …

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4 Tips to Protect Yourself Online

While living in an increasingly digital world has many advantages, it also has many risks. Because of this, protecting yourself from online hackers is more important than ever. There are easy steps you can take to improve your cybersecurity. Below are four simple ways to protect your accounts, identity and online information. Use Different Passwords …

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How to Keep Your Home and Independence as You Age

  To the surprise of many, Medicare and private insurance rarely cover the costs of home care services like long-term live-in aides. Not to mention the hassle involved with finding and scheduling the right care providers when you need them most. Friendship at Home is a unique option for those who want to age at …

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Navigating the Vitamin Aisle

Our bodies work tirelessly to produce the nutrients that keep us healthy. However, as we age, supplementing the nutrients we get through food with vitamins can support our overall wellbeing. While it’s always a good time to start a daily vitamin regimen, we know the vitamin aisle can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re breaking down …

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Summer Fun with Grandkids: Make your own Ice Cream

With school out for the summer months, there’s a lot more time to spend with your grandkids. Make their next visit memorable with a tasty activity they’ll never forget: making homemade ice cream! Courtesy of Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking blog, this easy, no-machine-required recipe uses just three ingredients to make delicious vanilla ice cream. Ingredients …

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