Fun Finger and Hand Activities for Seniors

Why do you need to do finger and hand activities for seniors? Isn’t it enough to do general exercises?   Our Amazing Hands Our hands and fingers are an intricate arrangement of bones, muscles, nerves, veins and more. As you move into your senior years it becomes more important to exercise your hands and fingers.…

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Playing “Hot and Cold” with Arthritic Joints in Seniors

When you experience arthritis pains in a joint, there are times when you might prefer to relieve it with a heat pack and others when you would use a cool pack. If arthritic joints in seniors could speak for themselves, they would tell us which they prefer… but we will have to understand for ourselves.…

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Swing the Balance – Improve Your Balance as a Senior

Many people have difficulty balancing their bodies correctly. The reasons for this are many, poor posture, lack of exercise and poor diet are among the possible culprits. Look for ways to improve your balance as a senior. For a senior adult, this is important. Better balance means less risk of fall. Having better balancing capabilities…

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Bone Health for Seniors

The National Osteoporosis Foundation  says that osteoporosis is not a normal part of the aging process. Given the statistics of bone health for seniors, you might think that is would be considered ‘normal’. Osteoporosis is found among 50% of senior women and among about 25% of senior men. What these figures really support, is the…

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Senior Social Life – The Power of Friendship

Friendship is part of the senior social life scene. It can be comparable to coffee. You need the sweetness, and the pleasantness of friendship, but not too much. The coffee gets ground – that is where you sometimes have to give in to keep a friendship strong. The hot water is similar to cleansing, a…

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Senior Foot Care for Comfort and Health

We have discussed how you can improve your health through the way you eat. Now lets look at the other end of the body – special senior feet! Our feet carry us around all day and help us balance. They are the end point for circulation before blood heads back up to the heart. The…

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Senior Health Tips for Leg Circulation

The circulation system is a complex system serving the entire body. In looking at senior health tips for leg circulation, you need to take into account that condition of the senior circulation system. The volume of blood becomes less as you age. Physically the veins and arteries can change, becoming narrower and harder. It also…

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Grandparent’s Day as a Senior Family Event Holiday

Let’s celebrate grandparent’s day as a senior family event holiday, bridging generations, enjoying family time.   Who Founded Grandparent’s Day? This national holiday, is celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day, each year. Credit for founding the holiday, goes to a special lady by the name of Marian McQuade, who passed away in 2008…

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Writers’ Workshops – A Favorite Senior Activity

In this article about writing as a senior activity: Why tell your story? Writing as a senior activity. Famous writers who made it in their senior years. Make your own writers group. Why Tell Your Story? Through writing as a senior activity, we can learn from the past and take lessons into the future. Writers…

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