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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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Grand Oaks of Okeechobee Resident

Grand Oaks of Okeechobee Resident

Grand Oaks of Okeechobee Resident Spotlight: A Conversation with Jean 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…

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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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