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Fun Activities to Do With Your Aging Loved One

Fun Activities to Do With Your Aging Loved One

  It’s not always easy to find fun activities to do with your aging loved one, particularly if they have limited mobility. However, there are still plenty of ways you can enjoy the time you spend together, even if you have different interests or different physical capabilities. The following is a list of fun activities that will inspire you to…

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Senior Care: 5 Benefits of Staying Hydrated This Summer

Senior Care: 5 Benefits of Staying Hydrated This Summer

  During the hot summer months, one of the simplest yet most overlooked necessities is proper hydration. This is especially true when it comes to senior care. The elderly or those experiencing certain health conditions are particularly susceptible to dehydration. While it’s no surprise that drinking plenty of fresh water can help keep dehydration at bay, drinking more water also…

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Older Americans Month 2019: Connect, Create, Contribute

Older Americans Month 2019: Connect, Create, Contribute

Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around our community. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, family members and friends, they offer insight and experience that benefits the entire community. For this reason, Older Americans Month has been recognizing the contributions of senior adults across the nation for 43 years. Created by…

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3 Very Important Tips for When Aging Parents Won’t Take Your Advice

3 Very Important Tips for When Aging Parents Won’t Take Your Advice

According to a study conducted at Penn State University, nearly 80% of adult children feel their aging parents are too stubborn to take their advice, especially when it comes to getting help with activities of daily living or moving to an assisted living community. Mary Heitger-Marek, a program analyst from Maryland, found herself feeling similar to the study’s participants when…

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Country Living for Seniors:

Country Living for Seniors:

Is Aging in the Country Better than Aging in a City? Country living for seniors may not be the kind of challenge that everyone feels up to tackling. After all, there are plenty of potential drawbacks to living in a small country town, including less job opportunities, a need for more health care options, and a lack of adequate social…

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Gone Fishin’! The Heart Healthy Benefits of Fishing for Seniors

Gone Fishin’! The Heart Healthy Benefits of Fishing for Seniors

  If you’re an avid fan of fishing, you probably already know that February is the perfect time in South Florida to enjoy some bass or crappie fishing. But you may not know that February is also National American Heart Month, and there are a lot of heart healthy benefits to going fishing, especially for seniors. Heart Healthy Benefit: Stress…

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The Technology That Lessens Depression in Lonely Seniors

The Technology That Lessens Depression in Lonely Seniors

  A recent study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry indicates that a specific form of technology can reduce depressive symptoms in lonely seniors by as much as 50 percent. Over 1,400 aging adults participated in the study, which was conducted at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. The researchers examined four different types of online…

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A Conversation with Jean: Grand Oaks of Okeechobee Resident Spotlight

A Conversation with Jean: Grand Oaks of Okeechobee Resident Spotlight

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Grand Oaks of Okeechobee assisted living community and chatting with resident, Jean W. Jean has lived at Grand Oaks of Okeechobee for one year. “What is your favorite thing about living here?” I asked. Jean smiles. “I enjoy all the people that live here. And the entertainment here is absolutely wonderful,” she said.…

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Alzheimer’s Care and Prevention

Alzheimer’s Care and Prevention

  Do You Know the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia? In honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, Grand Oaks of Okeechobee would like to provide some helpful insights on the differences between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Because both disorders often present similar symptoms, it’s not uncommon to assume they are one in the same. Symptoms such as memory loss, impaired judgment,…

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