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Fun Summer Activities for Seniors

Singing birds and warm summer breezes make the great outdoors almost irresistible after a long winter. So grab your sunscreen, sun hat, beach towel, or gardening trowel and head out into the sunshine for some warm-weather fun. Here’s a list of enjoyable summer activities for seniors: 1. Head for the Beach A classic summer activity, …

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Best Ways to Stay Physically Active in Retirement

Retirement means stepping away from the workforce and not having to keep such a busy schedule of obligations. But that doesn’t mean your schedule should no longer be busy. Now, you can keep your calendar filled with activities you want to do, rather than ones you have to do. That’s a true reward after so …

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How Lifelong Learning Helps Retired Adults Stay Sharp

“Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’ And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s.” Comedian George Carlin may not be the first source that comes to mind when you’re seeking sound advice for retirement. Even so, his interpretation of a familiar saying about idle minds is filled with wisdom. You may …

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5 Fun Winter Activities for Seniors

When the temperature plummets and driving becomes dicey, it’s tempting to stay inside and hibernate until spring. But as we all know from recent experience, social isolation and inactivity can put your health at risk. So to help make this winter more enjoyable, check out our list of fun winter activities for seniors. From birdwatching …

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5 Best Outdoor Fall Activities for Seniors

Fall is a beautiful time of year in Lincolnshire, Illinois. With temperate weather and the slow changing of the leaves that envelops the area with fiery reds, burnt oranges and other breathtaking fall colors, the setting is perfect for a cozy, heartwarming outing. Whether you’re looking for something to do with your friends in your …

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Fun Independence Day Activities for Seniors

For many Americans, the Fourth of July is an occasion filled with festive parades, family barbecues in the backyard and fireworks lighting up the night sky. But with some celebrations scaled back this year, you may be wondering how you can put the fun back in the Fourth. Well, we have a few ideas for …

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What are the Best Computers for Seniors?

In the digital age we all live in today, it’s important for seniors to stay connected. The main form of connection today, of course, is through the World Wide Web. While most seniors are far from digitally illiterate, the majority prefer a computer that’s easily accessible, simple to use, won’t break down, and above all, …

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Can Yoga and Meditation Help Boost Immune Health for Seniors?

Your immune system works 24/7 to fight off illnesses. When it recognizes a threat, it responds by attacking the viruses and bacteria it sees as a problem. When your immune system isn’t doing well, you start to feel sick, tired and rundown. What can you do to help your immune system win the fight against …

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Best Ways to Boost Senior Mobility for Increased Independence

Movement and exercise are important at every age, but it seems to be particularly important for seniors who want to maintain their active lifestyle. The CDC reports that each year, one out of four seniors fall, and falling once increases your chances of falling again in the future. Many falls can be linked to a …

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5 Ways to Stay Active When You Can’t Go Out

Exercise and activity are crucial for physical, mental and emotional health, but there are times when going to the gym doesn’t seem like the best idea. You may want to avoid cold, flu or COVID-19 germs. If you don’t live in a large community like Sedgebrook, you may not want to leave your house to …

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