Getting fit is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions.

At Friends Life Care, we’ve been talking a lot about exercise lately…at member meetings and in planning our upcoming VigRTM workshops. VigR stands for Vitality, Independence, Growth, Resilience.  It is our philosophy for health and wellness. 

Exercise is such an important part of healthy aging for both physical and cognitive wellbeing.  I’ve had mixed success on my journey to establish a regular exercise program.  I wonder if others share the same challenges.

My journey didn’t begin until I…

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goal setting for seniors-bucket list

“It ain’t over till it’s over,” so wherever you are on your journey—retired, semi-retired, planning to retire, still working—keep setting goals. Why? Because life is a continuum. So, what if I told you the end goal of life is to attain wisdom?

Researchers have identified wisdom as a positive predictor of successful aging. Happiness is deeply rooted in wisdom. It’s not surprising, then, that researchers such as Drs. Monika Ardelt, sociologist, and V. Jeste, neuropsychiatrist would suggest that seniors should set as their goal to attain and grow in wisdom. He…

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woman with outstretched arms

Many older adults choose the new year to think about the upcoming 12 months and plan out what they want to accomplish and what they want to check off the bucket list. Whether you’ve been too busy to plan out the year ahead or you simply want to cross-reference your resolutions with another source, we’ve got you covered. 

We scoured the web in search of our favorite resolutions. Plus, we’ve added a few oddities we stumbled across for good measure. So, before the ball drops on 2018, let’s get to it. Here are 12 senior-focused New Year’s resolutions.
To strengthen your so…

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dumbbells, sneakers

At Christmastime and when you don’t have time to exercise, try high intensity interval training (HIIT). When you need some pep in your step, try HIIT. When you need a boost of energy, try HIIT. When you need to lose weight and need to see results in two weeks, try a HIIT workout. Sounds too good to be true? But it is!  There is a lot of science to back up the benefits of high intensity interval training. HIIT has been one of the top fitness trends for over a decade. The growing evidence in support of its benefits has been pointing to the value of it for seniors in preser…

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pay off your credit cards before entering retirement

More and more, seniors are heading online to get their holiday shopping done — and scammers everywhere are taking notice. 


Just how big has online shopping become? The National Retail Federation (NRF) expects this year’s online retail spending to hit a staggering $678.75 billion (not just from seniors, that’s everybody).

The closer we get to the holiday, the more vulnerable you become. Reason: When people let their Christmas shopping go until the last minute, they tend to let their guard down and become more susceptible to the types of too-good-to-be-tru…

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