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Reasons You Should Volunteer and How to Get Started

Reasons You Should Volunteer and How to Get Started

Giving back to your community and donating your time to help others has multiple benefits, especially as you age. It keeps you physically active, engages your mind, enables you to meet new people, and even teaches you new skills. To help you get started, here’s a look at some reasons why you should volunteer and some popular opportunities to lend a hand.
Why You Should Incorporate Weightlifting Into Your Routine

Why You Should Incorporate Weightlifting Into Your Routine

Many seem to think that light cardio is the only exercise appropriate for active aging adults, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Strength training and weight lifting should be a part of every older adult’s routine. Here are some tips on how to incorporate these exercises into your life at any age.
How Caring for a Pet Improves Mental Wellness

How Caring for a Pet Improves Mental Wellness

Pet ownership can be rewarding and therapeutic for older adults. Caring for an animal can bring joy, comfort, and companionship – which relieve stress, and improve mental well-being. Building a relationship and being responsible for meeting a pet’s needs also creates a sense of purpose and provides structure to a daily routine. Here’s a look at the many benefits of caring for a pet.
How to Use Portion Size for Balanced Nutrition

How to Use Portion Size for Balanced Nutrition

Using portion control helps ensure we are eating enough of the foods that are good for us while limiting those that are not. Here are some ways seniors can measure and manage portion size to optimize their nutritional needs.
How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

Despite the excitement of upcoming festivities and holidays, many adults experience symptoms of depression during the fall and winter months; older adults are at an even greater risk. Understanding seasonal depression is key to learning how to cope during the darker months.
Why You Should Join (or Start!) a Book Club and How to Do It

Why You Should Join (or Start!) a Book Club and How to Do It

Don’t let the cooler temperatures affect your social life! Here are five ways to start (or join) a book club this month.
How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Although no known cure for breast cancer exists, exercise is one of the main things you can do to lower your risk. No matter your age or where you’re at in your fitness journey, there are steps you can take towards staying healthy.
Tips to Stretch Your Food Budget This Fall

Tips to Stretch Your Food Budget This Fall

When it comes to budgeting, living on a fixed income can be tricky—from monthly bills to healthcare to necessities. Luckily, a few simple changes could make shopping for groceries less of a hassle each month. Here’s what you need to know!
7 Colorful Flowers to Plant In the Fall

7 Colorful Flowers to Plant In the Fall

As summer blooms fade, fall ushers in a wide array of gorgeous flowers to brighten up your outdoor and indoor spaces. Hanging planters bursting with rich autumn shades like maroon, red, orange, yellow, and gold add stunning natural beauty to your porch, patio, or balcony. Fresh cut bouquets featuring hardy fall flowers can also dress up countertops and tables indoors. Here’s a list of popular fall flowers and simple growing tips to help you get started.
Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Don’t let muscle and joint pain keep you from your active lifestyle! Here are 9 low-impact cardio exercises that will keep you fit without aggravating sensitive joints or straining muscles.