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Senior-friendly designs help keep older people at home longer

With a senior population burgeoning across the United States and Canada, not to mention Europe and even China, more and more businesses are being created to specifically cater to this growing – and wealthy – demographic cohort. As seniors continue to age, relocation and downsizing becomes an important conversation to have. Many opt to make the move into an active living or independent living retirement community, others choose to move in with

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Why seniors need to be on social media

Seniors from all over the world are connecting over the internet and loving it.  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Reddit are no longer just the playground of the young. Have you been putting off creating social media accounts? You are missing out on some of the amazing things the internet has to offer. Read on to see the top 9 ways seniors can enjoy social media. Keep In Touch With Family Your granddau

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Seniors, those who love them, and substance abuse

Across the United States and Canada, nearly 10 per cent of the population are considered to be abusers of alcohol or drugs. And while drug and alcohol abuse is a large concern for teenagers and other adolescents, evidence suggests that a growing number of Baby Boomers and other seniors are also becoming addicted to alcohol, illicit drugs, and other illegal and harmful substances. But it’s not just the addicts themselves who are suffering at th

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How to encourage obese seniors to lose weight

Sometimes the elderly can be set in their ways, and getting them to workout and eat healthy may seem like a hassle. As much of a hassle as it may seem, nothing is too much trouble when it comes to prolonging the life of a loved one. Here's some tips on how to encourage someone advanced in years to lose weight. Be Encouraging  If you have an obese elderly person in your life don't nag, or make them feel ashamed of their weig

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The truth about age spots

Age spots, sometimes called liver spots, are blemishes that appear on your skin and are typically seen as a normal part of aging. Caused by your skin's exposure to ultraviolet radiation over time, age spots can range in color from red to black, but most age spots are a light brown or tan color. Are Age Spots Dangerous?  Age spots can be dangerous if they mask skin cancer or melanomas, yet in most cases age spots are rela

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New options on the horizon for multi-generational families

In the United States and Canada, nearly 50 million people act as unpaid caregivers for an older loved one, be it a friend or family member. Beyond that figure, many millions more Americans and Canadians live in senior living residences, ranging from independent living to golf communities, to Memory Care residences, and even assisted living facilities. And while many people would prefer to keep their loved one staying at home for as long as possib

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