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Hey Sports Fans! Spectator Sports Can Boost Older Adults’ Well-Being

Posted on June 27, 2019 - Taking part in sports is good for older adults—but now, reports Mather Lifeways, it seems that sitting in the bleachers or even watching the game on TV can also provide a mood boost!

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Babysitting the Grandkids This Summer?

Posted on June 25, 2019 - Working parents scramble to find childcare once school is out. Maybe you are babysitting your grandchildren during summer vacation. Maybe they’ve come for an extended visit? Or maybe it’s business as usual if your grandkids are part of the 25% whose grandparents provide childcare all year long?

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The rise of fear-based social media like Nextdoor, Citizen, and now Amazon’s Neighbors

Posted on June 20, 2019 - Violent crime in the US is at its lowest rate in decades. But you wouldn’t know that from a crop of increasingly popular social media apps that are forming around crime. Apps like Nextdoor, Citizen, and Amazon Ring’s Neighbors — all of which allow users to view local crime in real time and discuss it with people nearby — are some of the most downloaded social and news apps in the US, according to rankings from the App Store and Google Play.

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Safer Walking for Senior Pedestrians

Posted on June 18, 2019 - Most of us know that exercise is a—if not the—top way to promote healthy aging. A good exercise program for seniors includes aerobic, muscle strengthening and balance activities. And it’s good to know that walking is a great way to get benefits in all those categories. But experts warn that walking around the sidewalks of our community can put us on a collision course—unfortunately, sometimes literally—with cars and bicycles. And according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, people age 65 and older account for almost 10% of all pedestrian injuries, and 20% of pedestrian fatalities—a rate higher than for any other age group.

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Brush your teeth – Postpone Alzheimer's

Posted on June 13, 2019 - You don’t only avoid holes in your teeth by keeping good oral hygiene, researchers at the University of Bergen have discovered a clear connection between gum disease and Alzheimer's disease.

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