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8 exercises to improve seniors balance and reduce falls

Improving a seniors balance is key to avoiding broken hips, hip fractures, and falling which are common among seniors. Over 90% of hip fractures are due to falls and hip fractures can often lead to serious complications. Improving seniors balance can save lives Good balance can be a lifesaver — literally! A few minutes a […]

10 benefits of agency-based home care

When trying to decide the best home care solution for your aging loved one, it helps to explore all your options. The information provided can help you explore the benefits of agency-based home care, answer some of your commonly asked questions, and help you understand what to ask when deciding on an agency for your […]

“Caregiver Syndrome” and healthy self-care tips for caregivers

A caregiver is anyone who provides care for another person in need. According to Womenshealth.gov, in 2012, 36% of Americans, most of whom are women, provided unpaid care to another adult in the past year.  As Baby Boomers age, this number is expected to rise. Self-care is often thrown aside by caregivers due to their caring and compassionate nature. That said, self-care is vital for the caregivers in order to live a full and happy life.

Weighing costs: home versus a senior living community

When you compare the cost of living at home versus a senior living community, making the switch may be more affordable than you think. As you consider your choices and compare costs, remember you have options with a selection of communities that fit different budgets and personal preferences.

Senior travel tips: traveling with hearing aids

Travel is a significant part of our lives and retirement means the opportunity to go on more adventures is inevitable. Senior travel can be stressful, and with more than 20 million people in the U.S. making these trips with hearing loss, travel can be especially challenging. Vacation should feel like a vacation, which is why we have put together this helpful list of senior travel tips for traveling with hearing aids.

SAGE Metro Portland: LGBT-friendly senior housing

SAGE Metro Portland, a program of LGBT-friendly senior housing, seeks to enrich the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people aged 60+ throughout the Metro region.

Be prepared: When your loved one can no longer stay at home safely

It is not “IF” a situation may come up or not, but “when”. Be prepared ahead of time. Even if care is not immediate, go look. Visit your loved one as often as you can to evaluate their abilities and needs. You want to plan way ahead.

Elderly care: What is PACE?

PACE is a Medicare and Medicaid program that provides elderly care and helps people meet their health care needs in the community instead of going to a nursing home. PACE stands for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.

Retire different: Shared housing

Are you a boomer who can’t afford to retire? Are you a senior knocking around in a big ‘ole house all by yourself? Why not get together, try shared housing and thrive? 

Senior vaccinations are important!

Senior vaccinations are essential. As we age, our bodies’ immune systems become weaker, making us more at risk for health complications due to influenza (flu) and pneumonia. In the United States, an estimated 70 to 85 percent of influenza-related deaths occur among people 65 years and older, and each year more than 18,000 older adults succumb to pneumococcal pneumonia.

Senior education opportunities

Senior education is one of the ways that PSU reflects its motto “Let Knowledge Serve the City,” PSU is a national leader in making its many varied academic resources available to older citizens. In 1973, PSU began offering eligible older adults a chance to attend its classes at no charge alongside registered students.

6 Tips to preventing pneumonia in older adults

Preventing pneumonia in older adults is very important in times like these! Here are 6 tips to prevent your loved one falling ill.

Alzheimer’s Association­­ —We’re here for you day or night

The Alzheimer’s Association serves the estimated 63,000 Oregonians living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as their loved ones and caregivers. We offer free early-stage engagement programs, support groups, community education classes and other dementia resources.

Smoothie POWER

Smoothie power-Easy to make smoothies are a terrific way to incorporate needed vegetables, fruits, proteins, vitamins, and minerals into your diet. By using a blender to puree these ingredients, the first part of the digestion process has already been completed, so its easier for your body to absorb all the nutrients.

The need for care

In this country, 10,000 people turn 65 every day. The need for care increases every single day. We are faced with a significant amount of need for care in our families’ futures.

The importance of fitness as we age

There are many great ways that we can accomplish being active in our later years. Exercise is perhaps the best-demonstrated way to maintain good health, fitness, and independence.

Retirement lifestyle: What community is right for you?

Today’s Retirement Communities are more like cruise ships than nursing homes! Retirement lifestyle is full of fun, food, adventure, and entertainment day after day. The funny thing is that it also reflects what doctors’ advise- socializing, good food, rest, exercise, and reducing your stress. Hmmm! Who would have guessed! Many residents’ health indexes improve.

Living a purposeful and meaningful life

For the first time, younger seniors are considering a move earlier in order to afford a retirement with meaning and purpose. A Life Plan Community offers a meaningful life designed to meet this new trend.

What is a Senior Care Advisor?

A quality senior care advisor is going to help avoid common pitfalls and mistakes, as well as maximize your time and money.

Get the best medicare coverage at the best price for YOU

In order to achieve the selection of an optimal plan for you, it is often helpful to seek the services of a licensed broker who specializes in Medicare.