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Topic: Health & Aging

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.

How to Avoid Scams Targeting Seniors

Scams target seniors for a variety of reasons. Some people think seniors are easy targets. Others think seniors have larger bank accounts. And others think seniors are too polite to say no. If you think you’ve been the victim of a scam, report it. Financial scams among seniors often go unreported, which leaves the scammer free to do it again. If you’ve never been scammed but are worried about it happening to you, your best bet is to understand the …

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Learn how to avoid scams targeting seniors.

Healthy Aging: Can You Slow Down the Process?

When your birthday rolls around, what do you do? Most people celebrate in some fashion. Life is certainly worth celebrating, and every year you’re alive is a gift. But as you get older, do you still feel like celebrating? Are you reluctant about aging, or do you welcome it with open arms? One way to feel better about the aging process is to know what to expect and how to make the most of it through healthy aging habits. If …

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Can you slow the aging process

Best Low-Impact Exercises for Seniors

An important part of aging is being able to stay as independent, active and engaged as possible. This can be accomplished through exercise and focusing on your health. Studies show that we need to get 150 minutes of heart-pumping exercise per week. The good news? These exercises don’t have to be very intense or difficult to perform. In fact, low-impact exercises for seniors tend to work the best and are easier to maintain over time. Better still, low-impact exercises are …

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Senior woman doing low-impact exercises with her trainer

Normal Age-Related Memory Loss vs. Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

For many aging adults, those little lapses in memory lightheartedly referred to as “senior moments” seem to increase every week. There have probably been several instances where you can’t remember the aisle your car is parked in, or perhaps an incident where you walk into a room with a purpose in mind, only to have no idea what you needed when you get there. This forgetfulness is often a normal part of the aging process due to some of the …

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Senior discussing whether her memory loss could be signs of Alzheimer’s disease with her doctor

How to Avoid Isolation in the Winter

When older adults live alone in their homes, their chances of becoming socially isolated greatly increase. Perhaps a spouse has recently passed away, or a close friend moved to a warmer climate, leaving you with less of a support network. Or, maybe there’s a lack of public transportation in your area, and you often spend extended periods of time alone in your home. Over the winter, the risk of senior isolation escalates even further. Inclement weather makes travel difficult, even …

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Seniors avoiding isolation and loneliness over the winter