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5 Benefits of Downsizing for Seniors

People from all walks of life are recognizing the benefits of a simpler lifestyle. Millennials have popularized the concept of minimalism, businesses are forgoing office space in the name of simplicity and many seniors consider downsizing as their daily needs and desires change. Although it’s natural to grow accustomed to a certain way of life, downsizing holds many advantages.  The True Cost of Personal Items We often end up accumulating more than we really need or even care about. This accumulation …

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Downsizing has multiple benefits for seniors.

Differences Between For-Profit and Non-Profit Communities

Deciding where you want to spend your later life-years can be difficult. You want to find a supportive living community in Oklahoma City that feels like home and where you can be yourself. It may be that you are looking for a community that offers additional care for specific health needs. One thing you may not be aware of is the importance of knowing whether a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) operates as a for-profit or non-profit entity. For-profit and …

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Non-profit retirement community in Oklahoma City.

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 independent living 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 …

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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.

Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas in OKC

February 14th is almost here. What are your plans for the evening? Are you and your significant other staying in for the night at your independent living apartment, or are you hoping to get out for a few hours? If it’s the latter, consider trying something new in the Oklahoma City area this year. There are so many fun, exciting date night ideas in OKC, you’re sure to find something that matches your interests. Oklahoma City Date Ideas Whether it’s …

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Fun date ideas in OKC.

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.