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Sleep apnea in the senior living years should be diagnosed and treated

March 6, 2018

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Despite common belief to the contrary, retirees need as much sleep as younger adults. Research shows that our sleep needs remain constant throughout adulthood, according to the National Sleep Foundation, which has established March 11-17, 2018 as National Sleep Awareness Week.  However, it’s true that older persons often get less sleep or experience insomnia. Anxiety, …

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Seven myths about modern retirees and the senior living experience

February 2, 2018

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Many Americans don’t have an accurate image of older adults or the experience of senior living. They may readily accept fictional portrayals of seniors on TV or in movies as fact. Or, maybe they have known just a few older persons and base their perceptions on those alone. In reality, retirees today are defying stereotypes …

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Yoga for seniors: Discovering the physical, mental and emotional benefits

January 19, 2018

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More and more seniors are practicing yoga for its low-impact movements, which help improve their flexibility, mobility, strength and balance, as well as their mental and emotional health. Those benefits have led to the creation of instructional yoga programs at active senior living communities, led by professional instructors. Yoga is a great choice for retirees …

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Five ways to prevent loneliness in loved ones during senior living years

July 18, 2017

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Many American retirees today lead busy, socially active lives, more so than those of any previous generation. But that’s not the case for millions of American seniors. The Pew Research Center has reported that one in six Americans over 65 described their lives as lonely. Though both men and women are affected by loneliness, statistics …

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Is depression normal in seniors? It doesn’t have to be.

June 17, 2016

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About 6 million, or 13 percent, of older Americans experience depression but, according to WebMD, only one in 10 of them receive treatment. Depression in people age 65 and older is fairly common, and the National Institute of Mental Health regards it a major public health problem. However, it shouldn’t be considered normal. In fact, …

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Seniors keep in shape with fitness opportunities at Country Meadows

December 30, 2015

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Many studies show that exercise is the single best action we can take during senior living to reduce our odds of developing dementia, diabetes, heart disease and obesity and avoiding falls. Regular exercise also helps us to reduce stress and elevate our mood. That’s why, for many years, each Country Meadows community has included a …

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