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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.
Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

The demands of everyday life often create anxiety and stress, which can get in the way of our overall wellness and even make it difficult to focus. We rounded up five ways to manage stress and stay calm, focused, and healthy.
Fall Flavors: Cooking With the Season’s Bounty

Fall Flavors: Cooking With the Season’s Bounty

With fall on the way, you may wonder what kinds of fresh produce are available and what to do with them. Some fall produce requires a little creativity, and some take some time and elbow grease, but they’re all worth it for the savory, cozy results. Find out what produce is in season this September and get some ideas about how to make the most of it.
Get Creative and Enjoy The Outdoors With These Summer Crafts

Get Creative and Enjoy The Outdoors With These Summer Crafts

Doing outdoor crafts is a fun way for older adults to be active and stretch their imagination. After spending a long winter indoors, stepping outside to soak up the summer sun and complete some new projects helps you get natural vitamin D and feel a sense of accomplishment. It can also boost your spirits and engage your mind. If you need some ideas, here’s a list of easy outdoor crafts.
These Vitamins Can Help Older Adults Maintain Good Health

These Vitamins Can Help Older Adults Maintain Good Health

Getting enough essential vitamins and minerals is a vital part of maintaining good health – especially as you age. Changing nutritional needs and dietary restrictions can affect your vitamin intake over time. This makes it challenging to get the nutrients you need to keep your bones and muscles strong and ensure that other body systems are working properly.