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You'll likely make friendships to last a lifetime.

Joining a caregiver support group provides companionship and advice from people who know exactly what you’re going through.

As a caregiver, you have a lot on your plate. Besides taking care of your loved one and managing time to spend with the rest of your family, monitoring your own health and well-being is crucial. But sometimes, you may feel like you’re in a rut that you can’t get out of, which makes taking care of yourself seem like a low priority.

Many caregivers find that face-to-face connections with people who know exactly what you are going through are invaluable. Consider these …read more

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Early testing on a new drug shows promise in its ability to reverse the physical symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s can be debilitating and is often difficult to manage, and each year millions of families work to mitigate its. According to findings recently published in Nature, one company may be close to finalizing has funded preliminary human trials on a drug that would combat the disease.

CNN reports that other Alzheimer’s researchers said that any drug that could reduce the effects of the disease would be a “game-changer.” That makes the new findings especially exciting.

Reducing cognitive decline
In recent …read more

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A hobby is an excellent way for a senior to stay active. Check out these ideas.

A hobby is an excellent way to socialize, to explore an old interest and to stay active. For older adults, joining a class or pursuing a new activity is an excellent idea. Here are just a few suggestions that are great for older adults:

Gardening
Sixty and Me found that among the many hobbies available to older adults, gardening is one of the most rewarding. This is because it is such a simple activity to enjoy, even for beginners. A small window box or …read more

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Connect with loved ones from a distance with Skype!

You communicate with your distant and close family members via phone call and email all of the time, but have you considered video chatting? Skype, for example, is a convenient, easy-to-use program that lets you connect with your loved ones using the camera on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Skype is especially useful for talking to family members and friends from long distances. It’s a more intimate – and more fun – way to connect and stay in touch.

Interested in trying Skype? Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to download, use …read more

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Adding a variety of produce to your meals can be simple, fun and delicious.

Did you know that September is Fruits & Veggies – More Matter Month? It’s an initiative by Produce for Better Health Foundation that strives to help more people include a variety fruits and vegetables in their everyday diet.

According to PBH, more than 90 percent of both adults and children aren’t eating the amount of fruits and vegetables recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. But consuming a variety of produce can be simple, fun and delicious!

Here are nine ways to add more fruits and vegetables …read more

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Sunrise Nutritionist Caitlin Rogers shared information about understanding cholesterol levels and how to manage them.

September is National Cholesterol Education Month. It’s an opportunity to raise awareness about the role cholesterol plays and how to lower your levels and prevent heart disease.

Caitlin Rogers, director of dining and nutrition services at Sunrise, recently shared her expertise on achieving and maintaining healthy levels of cholesterol.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control Prevention, over 71 million adults live with high cholesterol, but only a third of those people have the issue under control. This month, Rogers urges taking the time …read more

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Whether you’re volunteering at a school or spending time with your grandchildren, young people make excellent companions.

You already know spending time with your grandchildren is rewarding, but there may be more tangible benefits than you realize. Not only do your grandchildren benefit from your guidance and friendship, but you may also find that you are laughing more and getting a bit of exercise around young people.

Benefits for seniors
Whether you’re babysitting your grandchildren or just spending time together as part of a family event, you can gain a lot from these moments. Children are learning about the world, and …read more

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Your parents can enhance their everyday routine with technology.

By using staying connected and using technology to its fullest advantage, your parents can enhance their everyday routine. Here are six ways your loved ones can benefit from staying connected:

1. Educational purposes
The internet is an information hub that offers unlimited learning material. Between finding reading world and local news updates, to looking up their childhood home on Google Maps, seniors can use the internet to explore their interests and continue their education. If they’re not familiar with the internet, the NAWL Planning Guide suggests introducing them to training sessions from …read more

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A delicious, comforting plate of your favorite food is a great way to have a cozy fall day.

Fall is a fun and romantic time of year, and between trips to the apple orchard and the excitement of the coming holiday season, sometimes wrapping yourself in a blanket and having a relaxing evening at home is equally as rewarding.

For the perfect cozy fall day, however, you need the right comfort foods. Some dishes are nostalgic and timeless, while others are simply filling and delicious. Check out these recipes to try this Autumn:

Hearty Vegetarian Chili
Whether you’re watching your favorite …read more

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We’re thrilled to share with you this delicious recipe by Senior Eats™ Nutritional Challenge finalist Mickey Averill, dining services coordinator at Sunrise of Norwood, MA.

Mickey is one of five finalists who competed at the fourth annual Senior Eats™ Nutritional Challenge at The Fairfax, in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. His recipe was chosen for the competition among dozens submitted by Sunrise communities across the country.

Mickey Averill graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1986. He spent time working as an Executive Chef in several high-end restaurants before becoming the general manager of an operation producing over 5000 meals …read more