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Easy Indoor Exercises for Seniors

Posted by Michael Watson on Nov 6, 2018 4:02:00 PM

Staying fit has a multitude of health benefits. Being fit can also promote independence. It's especially important to stay fit and active as we age. Walking outdoors is a great way to get essential vitamin D and exercise. Unfortunately, the weather doesn't always cooperate. As we approach the cold winter months, we can still maintain an exercise regime while staying indoors. Here are some easy indoor exercises for seniors.

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Top 3 Activities For Seniors in Boulder, CO

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Oct 16, 2018 4:02:00 PM

Seniors are an increasingly active population within our society. They want to do more than just chill and relax in their golden years. Many communities are stepping up to provide meaningful and fulfilling activities that are helping seniors fill their retirement years with fun, memorable activities that they love and enjoy. The following are 3 great activities that are offered to seniors in Boulder.

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Cost of Living in Boulder: How Far Will a Senior’s Dollar Go?

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Oct 2, 2018 4:04:00 PM

For seniors living on a fixed income, it's important to know how the cost of living in a particular location compares with the rest of the US. In some cases, it may be worth considering a move if the current city has particularly high costs. Boulder is actually one of the most expensive cities in Colorado and in the country. But the assisted living and nursing home costs are surprisingly about equal to the rest of the nation. Here are some numbers that may be particularly helpful for seniors.

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Not Too Late to Boogie: Daytime Disco for Seniors

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 3:57:00 PM

South Korea's population is aging faster than any other, and we could take a lesson from them: a dance lesson. By 2050, there will be 71 people aged 65 and over for every 100 people aged 15 to 64 in South Korea, making it the third-oldest country in the world among wealthy nations, behind Japan and Spain. To keep their senior population healthy and active, they've implemented Daytime Disco. Learn more about how seniors are getting their groove on. 

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Hidden Costs of a Senior Patient's Hospitalization

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 3:04:00 PM

When a senior is hospitalized, they may assume that, thanks to medical insurance, most expenses will be covered. However, many hospital patients end up with large bills that exceeded their expectation due to hidden fees. Learn about some of the hidden fees from hospital admissions.

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3 Low-Maintenance Pets Seniors Will Love

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Seniors love pets and often enjoy having the company. Unfortunately, seniors may not have the energy or motivation to keep up with a rambunctious dog or a cat. Proper space may be an issue for a larger pet as well, especially if a senior has downsized to a smaller home or apartment. However, there are many other pet alternatives for seniors. Take a look at 3 smaller pets that are easy for seniors to care for.

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5 Startling Things Insurance Won't Cover for Seniors

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Health insurance can be difficult and confusing to understand with plans and coverage varying significantly throughout the country. For seniors, insurance is increasingly important. However, plans don't always provide coverage for certain procedures, treatments, and other necessary medical requirements that seniors need. Many insurance plans surprisingly do not cover the following 5 things.

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Seniors: Some Car Makers Have You in Mind!

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

As you age, your reflexes and reactions begin to slow down. Hearing and eyesight aren't as razor sharp as they used to be. Your body isn't as flexible and you may have mobility issues. The small buttons on a crowded dashboard are harder to hit just right. Just getting in and out of a car becomes more difficult, as does fastening your seat belt. Long car rides become more and more uncomfortable for that aching back.

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3 Reasons Seniors Should Focus on Oral Health

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Oral health is important for everyone, regardless of age. However, seniors should be focusing on oral health specifically for a number of reasons. A trip to the dentist annually can make a big difference.

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Prepping for a Smooth Family Reunion Your Senior Can Enjoy

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Visiting with family members and traveling to new places with your aging parent or senior loved one is both essential and challenging. A family reunion is a perfect time to catch up with seldom-seen family members. For a senior, this time helps them socially, and the other family members benefit from seeing and talking to older family members. There are steps you can take before leaving the house to make this time easier for both yourself and your senior.

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