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Life-Long Learning Options for Aging Adults

Posted by Village Green Team on May 25, 2022 8:30:00 AM
Have you always wanted to learn Spanish? Take a pottery class? Archery, anyone? There is never an expiration date on opportunities to learn something new. In fact, you likely have a little extra time in the day after retirement. Why not fill your time with engaging and enriching learning opportunities?
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Tags: Things To Do, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

Memory Notebooks: Creating Memories to Remember

Posted by Village Green Team on May 4, 2022 7:11:00 AM
Memory loss occurs in all aging adults to varying degrees. You aren't the only one who can't find your wallet or remember your new neighbor's name. These forgetful moments can be alarming for anyone on the lookout for memory lapses. Luckily, research has demonstrated that education, support, and simple tools, like memory notebooks, produce protective effects against cognitive decline for those on the memory loss continuum.
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Tags: Senior Health

What Changes in Your Body As You Age?

Posted by Village Green Team on Apr 15, 2022 8:00:00 AM
You aren’t the only one who wonders if your nose is growing or your ears are getting bigger. (They aren’t. The difference is real, but it’s actually due to deteriorating cartilage and cruel gravity.) Aging bodies present new challenges and questions for everyone, and we don’t do ourselves any favors by ignoring them. These changes come for all of us, and you’re likely in good company, no matter what you’re experiencing.
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Tags: Things To Do, Senior Living 101

Senior Yoga: Chair-Yoga, Mobility & More

Posted by Village Green Team on Apr 1, 2022 8:00:00 AM
Have you tried goat yoga? What about Bikram? Yoga is more popular than ever before, leading to a broad offering of styles and intensities. Yoga doesn’t have to be an intense and exclusive club. More seniors are turning to yoga each year. The number of seniors who report yoga as part of their daily routine has been steadily increasing for decades but has blossomed into increasing popularity, according to the 2016 Yoga in America Study.
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Tags: Senior Health, Senior Living 101

Top Vitamins You Need as a Senior

Posted by Village Green Team on Feb 28, 2022 8:30:00 AM
Whether you’re focusing on your health in the new year or addressing specific health concerns, it’s always a good time to add healthy habits! If you’re looking to add vitamins to your daily routine, you’ll quickly notice that there are enough options to fill an entire pharmacy aisle. Luckily, that means that you are able to find just the right product for you! Everyone’s vitamin needs depend on their age, gender, and other individual factors, which means it is important to discuss any supplements you are considering with your doctor.
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Tags: Senior Health, Senior Living 101

Fatigue in Seniors and When It’s Time to See a Doctor

Posted by Jan Wieder on Feb 3, 2022 9:00:00 AM
You wake up from your nap and stare at the ceiling. It’s work, to move. You hear your partner in the kitchen below. You’re hungry, but you roll over and sleep some more. If you are experiencing a chronic feeling of being run-down, you may be suffering from fatigue. Fatigue is a deep kind of exhaustion that impacts your ability to perform daily life functions. Unfortunately, many adults today are all too familiar with this feeling. Take the first step to wellness and learn more about the signs, symptoms, and treatments so you can personalize your plan to combat fatigue.
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Tags: Senior Health, Senior Living 101

Downsizing in Your 60s: What to Do With Sentimental Items

Posted by Village Green Team on Jan 16, 2022 9:04:00 AM
You've done it! You have committed to a new, smaller place and you're ready to start moving your things. For many people who have recently retired and decided to downsize, the most daunting thing about moving into a retirement community is sorting through the physical stuff. Deciding what goes with you will depend on where you're going, but everyone who downsizes is challenged to sort through and part with the items they will no longer need.
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Tags: Making the Move, Retirement Tips

Top Senior New Year’s Resolutions: It’s Never Too Late

Posted by Jan Wieder on Jan 3, 2022 7:41:00 AM
The start of a new year is a great opportunity to take stock of what is working well and what can be improved, no matter your age. New Year’s resolutions are a time-honored tradition that more people observe than skip. In 2020, more than 65 percent of American adults set a New Year’s resolution. The great part about personal goals is that they are just that, personal. There is always something to improve, no matter how fabulous you currently are!
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Tags: Senior Health, Senior Living 101

Safety Dos & Don'ts for Vaccinated Seniors In Seattle

Posted by Jan Wieder on Dec 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM
You’ve been vaccinated and you’re ready to get back out into the community again.  Even so, navigating the community in 2021 and beyond comes with some changes that nobody loves.  Though community spaces are a little different than we left them, there is still lots of fun to be had out in the world!  It is important to note that guidelines regarding COVID-19 safety practices depend greatly on whether or not an individual is vaccinated.  Even then, tips and requirements for safety change depending on the amount of community spread present and may continue to change as more science about the virus and vaccine become available. 
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Tags: Senior Health, Senior Living 101

Symptoms of Dehydration in Seniors & How to Help Them Recover

Posted by Village Green Team on Dec 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Dehydration can negatively affect people of all ages, but seniors and children are particularly at risk. In fact, adults 65 and older have the highest rates of hospital admission for dehydration.
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Tags: Senior Health