25 ways to take a virtual vacation

By Michele McGovern
February 15th, 2021 Health & Wellness No Comments

Whether the pandemic grounded you, or you prefer to stay home, take a virtual vacation. It’s the way to travel this year.

The variety of vacations you can take from the confines of your home are practically limitless. In fact, older adults might be able to travel more than ever this year because you can go from beaches and mountains to art museums and historical sites virtually.

Here are a multitude of vacation ideas to enjoy from home:
National points of interest
You can take a virtual vacation to visit national monuments, historical points of interest and national…

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6 ways to protect your heart health

By Michele McGovern
February 1st, 2021 Health & Wellness No Comments

Older adults are smart to focus on heart health year round. But now – in the wake of a pandemic that adversely affected people with heart conditions – it’s more important than ever.

Heart disease is the No. 1 leading cause of death in adults 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It’s the second leading cause for deaths in adults 45-64, the CDC says.

The good news, most adults are taking steps to improve their overall health in response to the pandemic. And those with chronic conditions are giving it extra attention, the Parad…

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Nearly every older adult has some vision of financial fitness – whether it’s freedom from debt, comfortable retirement, money in the bank or beyond.

But very few older adults can achieve financial fitness without being conscientious now and planning for the future. The new year is a good time to assess your finances and make necessary plans for “shaping up.”

Experts at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (probably better known as the familiar FDIC at your local bank) say it’s important to consider financial fitness before you retire. And if you’re already retire…

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10 healthy New Year’s resolutions

By Michele McGovern
January 4th, 2021 Health & Wellness No Comments

New Year’s resolutions can help you enjoy a healthier and happier 2021.

Experts agree the key to making and keeping resolutions is to focus on small changes, not quick fixes.

Every older adult has different needs and priorities – from improved health or better relationships to financial or physical fitness. What’s important is to make efforts to improve an element of your well-being.

Here are 10 healthy New Year’s resolutions for older adults. Pick one – or some – to kick off a better year.
1. Adopt a new activity
You know it’s important to include exercise in yo…

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Winter officially arrived last week.  Why not spruce up your home by bringing nature inside?  This video gives ideas for do-it-yourself décor you can easily display by gathering the greens outside and arranging them around your home.  Click below to view this video from one of Friends Life Care’s Wellness & Care Coordinators, then share your ideas in the comments section below:

 

 

Contributed by:

Vicky Sawyer, MS, LCPC
Wellness & Care Coordinator

Vicky Sawyer started with Friends Life Care in 2006.  As…

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