The Best Sports for Seniors (Low Impact But Competitive Activities for Elderly)

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Even as little kids, we are taught about the benefits of keeping an active lifestyle and exercising. We are constantly being reminded of all the benefits that practicing sports can have over our overall health. Sports are important in our senior years as well. However, most of this information is aimed at children, teenagers, and …

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How to Help Elderly Neighbors: Making Life a Little Easier for Seniors Near You

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If you have an elderly neighbor, investing a little of your time in helping them if they need something could really make their lives easier. If you are not very familiar with your neighbor, introduce yourself and make yourself friendly and approachable. The easiest thing you can do is ask nicely if they need anything. …

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Medigap vs Medicare Advantage: Important Differences to Know

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When people turn 65, they often look forward to gaining Medicare coverage and having access to a huge, nationwide network of participating providers. However, choosing your supplemental coverage can be tricky. Since there are so many choices, we sometimes find that Medicare beneficiaries don’t understand their coverage or the difference between a traditional Medigap plan …

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What are the Most Common Types of Elder Abuse? (And How to Recognize Them)

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As people get older, it is normal to rely on others for assistance and company. Elders usually need help from their family members or neighbors to carry out daily tasks. They might move to a senior care facility where they must rely on nursing and medical staff to care for themselves. Unfortunately, in some cases, …

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Joint Pain: Could It Be Osteoporosis or Arthritis? [Infographic]

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While Arthritis and Osteoporosis share many common features, they are, in fact, different conditions and a lot of people can’t tell the difference. This article will try to make it clear what is similar and what is different about both ailments. Editor’s Note: This article was contributed by Rebecca over at GeriatricNursing.org to help educate …

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