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Where to start: Yoga for seniors

Where to start: Yoga for seniors

While the traditional image of someone who practices yoga may be a young person with long limbs and innate flexibility, yoga can be tailored to any body type and age. In fact, most seniors have the ability to do every yoga pose, from restorative child’s pose to even the most challenging headstand — all it…

Seniors & Allergies: How seasonal allergies affect adults 65+

Seniors & Allergies: How seasonal allergies affect adults 65+

Spring is here — and that means pesky seasonal allergies are too. According to the CDC, every year more than 50 million Americans experience allergies, which are the sixth-leading cause of chronic illness in the nation. And in seniors, allergies pose a more significant risk; seasonal pollens can further aggravate existing heart conditions and other…

Diabetes: Finding an insurance plan

Diabetes: Finding an insurance plan

Today, the American Diabetes Association estimates that nearly 30 million people in the United States have diabetes. Specifically for older adults, around 25% of seniors (or about 12 million people) have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The World Health Organization expects diabetes to be the seventh leading cause of death worldwide by…

Aging and dietary changes

Aging and dietary changes

As we age, our dietary needs change. The foods that make up a healthy diet of a younger individual may not work as well for older adults and vice versa. By remaining up-to-date with trends and research, seniors can get ahead of the curve and stay healthy for years to come. Here are a few…

Age in place: Prevent in-home falls

Age in place: Prevent in-home falls

According to LongTermCare.gov, average costs for long-term care is growing; for a semi-private room in a nursing home, seniors and their families should expect to pay an average of $6,844 per month. For a private room, that number jumps to $7,698. To mitigate these high costs, many seniors choose the option to age-in-place. Aging in…