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Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
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The benefits of exercise for seniors: aerobics, weight and flexibility training

We all know the benefits of exercise, especially as we grow older. It’s one action we can take that directly impacts our overall health and longevity. It can also play an influential role in helping us remain independent.

And the good news is that we can start at any age. Because it’s never too late.

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Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2020
By: IRC Blog

Challenge these 5 senior living cliches

Have you asked yourself if staying in your home is best for the lifestyle you desire? Or are you considering whether moving to a senior living community may be the answer? Either way, you’ll want to make sure you’re seeing a clear and accurate picture before you make your decision.

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Posted: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
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5 activities to connect with your loved one with dementia

Sharing activities can help you connect with someone with Alzheimer’s. As families navigate this journey and the illness progresses, you may be finding that the ways in which you once spent time together are no longer engaging.

The key is to continue to try, remembering that as your loved one’s abilities change, your approach will need to as well. Also, keep in mind that what didn’t work today, may in fact work tomorrow. One trait that caring for someone with Alzheimer’s demands is flexibility.

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Posted: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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High tech: best apps for seniors to make life easier

It was once assumed that older adults didn’t use technology, which of course is inaccurate. In fact, the Pew Research Center has found that 67 percent of those 65 and older use the internet and over 40 percent own smartphones. And the numbers are growing.

If you’re already tech-savvy, you may be taking advantage of the latest developments that not only bring more joy into life but make it easier as well.

However, if you’re just getting started, there’s no reason to miss out. Join a local class to learn more or ask family or friends to help get you up to speed on the best apps for seniors. The good news is that as technology evolves, it’s also becoming much more user-friendly.

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