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Several Ways To Improve Your Memory

— If you have trouble with memory and focus, the problem may not be directly related to your brain. Physical exercise has been shown to improve brain function significantly. Do 30 to 60 minutes of exercise per day and see if that doesn’t help clear up problems associated with a foggy brain. Getting plenty of exercise... Read More

Hot Weather Fun: Summer Crafts

— When boredom looms and the weather’s hot, get everyone involved in summer crafts. Nature Collection Collages: In summer, crafts can involve found objects, like seed pods, grasses, and similar objects. Create nature collection collages by gluing these items to a stiff piece of cardboard. Spray paint some of the findings with silver or gold paint.... Read More

August 21 is National Senior Citizen Day: Live Your Best Senior Years

— If you could sit down with a pencil and paper and list what the top five goals most people would put for their senior citizen years, what do you suppose would go on that list? Financial security would probably rank pretty high and spending time with family would get good marks. However, the goals that... Read More

Relaxation Techniques

— When stress becomes overwhelming, there are quick relaxation techniques you can do almost anywhere to make you feel better almost immediately. Try it out: Stretch out on your back or sit comfortable where you are. Tighten all the muscles in your toes, then flex your feet, and slowly move up through your body to your... Read More

Inspiring the Poet in You!

— People tend to think that to be a poet you must be one of those deep thinkers, but all of us can be poets if we have creativity! After all, poems are creations of our minds and our experiences. If you are still clueless and you think that you could never write a single poem,... Read More

July 30th is International Day of Friendship: Happy Friendships

— Our emotions are reflected in our body language, and our state of mind can change by changing our physical state. When we demonstrate a happy, engaging attitude, we help to improve the moods and relationships of those around us. By listening, we make the other person feel important. Are we always talking about our own... Read More

When Exactly Should I Be Wearing Sunglasses?

— Sunglasses play an important role in protecting your eyes from potentially harmful UV rays. This invisible form of energy takes the form of radiation which can damage your eyes if they are overexposed. But the pertinent question is, when exactly should I be wearing sunglasses? One of the major determinants about deciding whether a particular... Read More

Family Members Are an Important Part of a Resident’s Care Team

— When an elder loved one moves into a senior living community, family members are often concerned about how their loved one will deal with their new surroundings. Will they get the care they need? Will they be happy in their new home? What can I do to ensure a successful transition? Research shows that family... Read More

July is UV Safety Month: Five Ways To Protect Yourself From UV Rays

— Overexposure to ultraviolet sunlight (UV rays) is believed to be the dominant external factor in a person’s development of skin cancer. To protect yourself from UV rays, you may lower your risk for skin cancer by following these five steps: Avoid Direct Sun Exposure: Avoid exposing your skin to direct sunlight during midday (generally from... Read More