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Benefits of Owning Pets

From helping to prevent loneliness, decreasing stress and anxiety, and even lowering blood pressure, pets can have a positive impact on our overall health as we age.

Passover

Hosting a Healthy Senior-Friendly Passover

Debbie is a new grandmother who is looking forward to not only spending time with her granddaughter, but seeing her own mother interact with the newest family member. Four generations will be together this year. She explains, “Family is really core of the religion for me.”


Atwood Family

California Family Makes Senior Nutrition a Mission

Educating people about nutritious food is the first step toward achieving health empowerment. The second step is actually making nutritious food available to them. Through their work with food, the Atwoods are potentially empowering an entire post-retirement community to take control of their health.


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Herbs & Spices Make For a Healthy, Tasty Diet in Older Adults

Debbie Main wants seniors to know that they can eat healthy food without sacrificing flavor. She says that sometimes making better food choices means making a favorite dish with healthier ingredients, but she also encourages older adults to be adventurous and try new foods.

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Eat This, Go Easy on That

Spread on the butter. Grill that steak. Break out the blueberry cobbler. Updated nutritional research now indicates that high-quality fats and fruit-based desserts are welcomed back on Americans’ plates.

Home Cook Goes Pro

Home Cook Goes Pro: Helping Seniors to Eat Healthy, Lose Weight and Feel Great

For 16 years, Collazo has run her own catering company while taking care of her mother who has dementia and diabetes and her 26-year-old daughter who has autism. When her friend Marisol Maribel asked if she would stand in for a caregiver job, she thought to herself, “Why not?”

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5 Signs a Family Caregiver Needs Help

You have noticed the fatigue, quick temper and frequent canceling of social plans. Should you be worried about your friend who is a family caregiver? When is it time to step in and offer help?

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The Downsizing Dilemma for Baby Boomers

Nationwide, most communities were not designed to keep pace with the rapid-rise housing market for the boomer generation. While many boomers seek smaller one-story homes with less maintenance and higher efficiency (which means lower living costs) in a walkable neighborhood, they are often disappointed to find a real estate market saturated with luxury homes or government assistance residences.