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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tips for You or Your Senior to Adjust to Retirement and Downsizing

Posted by Jan Wieder on Nov 3, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Downsizing can be an inevitable stop on the ride of life.  Though change can be scary, it doesn’t have to be painful and it doesn’t have to be negative.  Planning with good resources can make all the difference in the transition to a new phase of life.  Even though it may not seem like it at face value, this can truly be an exciting time and can bring new connections and opportunities!
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Release Your Inner-Artist: 5 Creative Outlets for Seniors

Posted by Jan Wieder on Oct 20, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Research has found that people tend to be the most creative when they are children, and then the decline begins as the responsibilities of adulthood begin to weigh in. This trend is unfortunate, as creativity actually brings numerous health and wellness benefits to our lives. And though it might seem like we lose the sense of creative wonder we had as children, it is not as hard as one might think to get that back.
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Microbiome & Senior Health: How Microbiome Affects & Changes with Age

Posted by Jan Wieder on Sep 23, 2021 9:00:00 AM
Your microbiome has to do with the state of your gut health, which is an important part of overall health for seniors. Your microbiome goes through changes as we age, yet it’s possible to take steps to improve its balance and health level.
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