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Build Your Strength & Recover from Injuries with Exercise

Posted by Michael Watson on Nov 6, 2018 4:02:00 PM

When you first start exercising, it doesn't always feel pleasant. If you're doing cardio, you might feel like you're getting out of breath. If you're trying to do yoga, you might feel like your body really doesn't want to stretch, and it's pretty difficult to keep trying to stretch it. And if you're doing weights, you might feel like your body hurts afterwards. All these things are pretty strong deterrents for people who want to start exercising. But, once you get over them, you'll start seeing the benefits of exercise too. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy. 

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Activities for Seniors in Fort Collins, CO

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Oct 16, 2018 4:02:00 PM

Fort Collins embraces their seniors, and it's evident in the variety of activities offered throughout the area. Your preferences may lean toward the arts and entertainment, recreation, arts & crafts, or shopping and dining out, but you'll find there's something for everyone. Here is a list of a few of the activities offered for seniors in Fort Collins.

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How Far Does Your Money Go in Fort Collins?

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Oct 2, 2018 3:01:00 PM

Seniors who have decided to remain in their homes in Fort Collins as they age are making a wise choice. For one, the cost of living is 24% above the national average in the United States. Because of this, seniors are already dealing with higher food costs, gas prices, entertainment costs, and prescription costs. But what about senior care? See how far your dollar will get you in Fort Collins when it comes to elderly care.

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Cultivating Happiness & Health Together

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:35:00 PM

It is inevitable that health will begin to decrease as we get older. Seniors may find it difficult to stay happy and positive in the face of these situations, and rightly so. The good news, however, is that it is possible to cultivate happiness while simultaneously giving your overall health a little boost. Here are a few key ways to do just that.

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Smart Home Automation Options For Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 3:08:00 PM

Smart home technology provides you with the option to create a comfortable and convenient living environment for yourself or your loved one. Home automation is the self-regulation of your home's components. Through timers, sensors, and remote access, you can automate lighting, thermostat controls, and more. Learn about home automation systems for seniors!

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What is Caregiver Burnout & How Can You Avoid It?

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Caregiver burnout refers to a form of extreme physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion which occurs when someone cares for another. Caregivers, volunteer or professional, can be even more at risk for burnout when they care for seniors with Alzheimer's or dementia. Learn more about what burnout is and how you can overcome it. 

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Surprise! 6 Things That Aren't Covered By Medicaid

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM

With close to 60 million participants, Medicaid is a crucial link to good healthcare for most retirees. However, seniors might be surprised to find there are a few things Medicaid insurance doesn't cover. Read on to discover what Medicaid won't cover. 

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3 Benefits of Fitness Wearables For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

We live in a world where science and technology makes getting older easier and easier. More seniors than ever before are able to age in place, living longer, fuller lives. However, the gadgets that do the most to make growing easier more bearable aren't ones we typically associate with seniors... fitness wearables.

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3 Best Types of Exercise Equipment for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Many seniors are used to maintaining a healthy workout routine and wish to carry this on as they age. Choosing exercise equipment that's efficient, enjoyable, and safe for seniors can be a tough task. Fortunately, there are some great options for senior-friendly exercise machines to burn calories, get the heart pumping, increase flexibility, and overall improve physical endurance!

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Three Tips to Prep Your Senior for a Family Reunion

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

It's summertime and you and your family are ready to have fun at your family reunion! Of course, everyone will want to see the senior members of the group while they are gathered. When you are the one taking care of your loved one, it is your responsibility to ensure they are happy AND safe at the family reunion. The following are some tips on just how to prepare for a family reunion when you are in charge of your senior.  

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