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Topic: Health & Aging

How Social Connections and Activities Keep Seniors Healthy

Humans are known for being social creatures, and it’s important for us to develop and maintain bonds with others throughout our lives — especially as we age. How? Interacting with other people, whether it is friends and family or casual acquaintances, could be the secret to helping you improve your health. The Importance of Socialization for Seniors Why should you stay active in a social circle? Because living a socially active lifestyle can have a dramatic, positive effect on your …

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3 Key Components of Successful Aging

Aging is a privilege that we’re appreciating more and more as a society. Not only does aging bring experience and wisdom, but it also brings freedom. Retirement, supportive living communities that eliminate the burden of homeownership, and the personal finances to travel and enjoy your life are all a part of aging. Successful aging helps make all of that possible, keeping you healthy and active. But successful aging is easier said than done. What is it, exactly, and how can …

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Learn the components of aging successfully.

Living Beyond 100

Living beyond 100 has become more of a possibility with the right lifestyle choices, and adults are living well into their 90s and even celebrating 100th birthdays. A recent study published in the American Heart Association Circulation Journal found that specific healthy lifestyle changes added an average life expectancy of 14 years for women and 22 years for men. Each decade, life expectancy rates have increased as people prioritize their health. With people living longer, it’s important to think how to achieve …

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Assisted Living Healthcare: Where To Start

Assisted living is a supportive living option, usually for mature adults, with a few variations in type or level of healthcare included. In this article, we’ll dive into what assisted living is and explain the healthcare options it provides. What is Assisted Living? Assisted living is often a bridge between living independently in a personal home or independent living community and living in a community with higher levels of personal support. In most cases, the residents of assisted living communities …

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What's included in assisted living healthcare services?

Concordia Hosts Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma Executive Director Bruce McIntyre

The Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma works to inspire hope and transform life for Parkinson’s patients and families in Oklahoma. Last week, Concordia Life Care Community hosted the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma Executive Director, Bruce McIntyre, to discuss empowering approaches to aging with Parkinson’s. Concordia residents enjoyed a presentation from McIntyre (right) discussing the study and treatment of Parkinson’s, as well as the unique approaches and programs that are available for those impacted by the disease. Concordia’s Wellness Coordinator Chris Coleman …

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Why OKC is a Great Choice for Seniors

Why Oklahoma City is the Best Place to Retire Oklahoma City is the capital of Oklahoma and attracts a variety of people, from young adults seeking to start a life for themselves to seniors looking for just the right place to settle down and enjoy a well-deserved retirement. Many retirees often begin their search by looking for cities that offer the best places to relax, unwind and enjoy life. If you’re looking for such a place, Oklahoma City is right …

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OKC offers plenty of restaurants and attractions for active seniors.

What are the Effects of a Stroke?

As the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, it’s important to learn more about strokes just in case you or someone you care about is affected by this condition in the future. Many believe that stroke only affects seniors and those with other health ailments. But in fact, stroke can happen at any time, to anyone of any age. Every year, over 800,000 people in the US experience a stroke for the first time or suffer …

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A senior woman participates in physical rehab after suffering a stroke.

Easy Spring Cleaning Guide for Seniors

Spring is officially here and for many people, the start of the season signals the time to tackle the dust, mess and clutter lingering in your house from the winter. Spring cleaning is especially important as you get older – clutter and disorganization in your house can lead to tripping hazards and unsafe conditions. If you’re ready to welcome the warmer months with a fresh, clean home, here are some simple spring cleaning tips to get you started. 1. Check …

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Senior woman spring cleans floor.

Why More Seniors Should Reap the Benefits of Volunteer Work

One of the best things about retirement is that you get to decide how you’ll fill your days. No more children to raise, no more 40 hour work weeks, and no more bosses dictating your daily schedule. However, some seniors can feel a bit bored, lost or depressed without a clear reason to get out of bed in the morning. Even for seniors who stay socially active with friends and family and enjoy plenty of hobbies and interests, it’s common …

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A senior citizen volunteers to help prepare food for the homeless.

The Best Immune System Boosters for Seniors

It’s here. The dreaded cold and flu season. Everyone’s on high alert for warning signs of influenza and looking for ways to avoid it. For seniors, flu prevention is especially important because risk of developing flu-related complications increases for adults ages 65 and older. Those complications include pneumonia, bronchitis, and other respiratory infections – all of which are a leading cause of death in people over age 65 worldwide. Immune systems naturally weaken with age. That means when a condition …

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A list of the best immune system boosters for seniors.