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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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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

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

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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The Top Senior Wellness Trends You Can Actually Benefit From

Posted by Village Green Team on Oct 6, 2021 8:30:00 AM
As we all know, wellness trends come and go. That’s why they’re considered trends rather than becoming consistent lifestyle habits. It’s no different in senior wellness than it is in the broader health industry overall. Yet, just because something is a trend, that doesn’t mean you should avoid it altogether. Sure, some trends are worth skipping, but others may be worth your while.
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Tags: Things To Do, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

Weight Loss or Gain for Seniors: What Is Healthy for Seniors?

Posted by Village Green Team on Sep 6, 2021 4:00:00 PM
Now that you’re in the senior life stage, you may notice that your weight is different than when you were younger. Maybe you have a harder time keeping the weight off, or perhaps you’re losing weight. It’s natural to wonder what kind of weight loss or gain is normal for seniors. The answer is that the experience can differ depending on the person.
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Tags: Things To Do, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

7 Tips To Make Your Senior Living Move Easier

Posted by Village Green Team on Aug 30, 2021 9:00:00 AM
When you’re moving from your home to a senior retirement community, you are most likely going through a time of stress and emotion from the life transition. Any move requires preparation and adjustment, and this is a big change, and it makes sense that the process will be difficult until you are fully settled into your new home.  
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Tags: Things To Do, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips