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You always planned to age in place. The pandemic – and stay-at-home orders that followed – probably accelerated the plan. Fortunately, you have endless options to bring your favorite activities home.

Even as more older adults get the COVID-19 vaccine, you still want to stay safe. And that may mean sticking close to home for some time. But you don’t have to – or will want to – miss activities, luxuries or traditions you enjoyed outside the home.

Instead, make home your haven for everything you love.

Here’s how to do your favorite activities at home, plus tips to hel…

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Ah, finally time to get back into the Spring of things! If you were cooped up this winter, you’re probably ready to get out and enjoy springtime activities again.

Those activities might hold more meaning this year, as many older adults hunkered down for nearly a year to stay safe and healthy in the pandemic. Now, many people have or hopefully will receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

And springtime might feel like the right time to get active and outside again – with safety in mind, of course.

So, whether you want to try something different this year, or stick to hobbies,…

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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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Boost your physical health with a good walk. Boost your mental health with a safe “Awe Walk.”

Even as the weather changes, older adults who normally enjoy the outdoors can get the benefits of walking inside or outside. And researchers recently found you can maximize any walk by taking more moments to be “awed.”

Older adults who took a fresh look at world around them – in a way, “drank it in” – felt more upbeat and hopeful than people who didn’t take the moments to look around. The Awe Walk boosted their body and mind, according to research from Memory and Aging Center…

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Eating healthy should be enjoyable, whether you’re homebound or on the go.

But older adults sometimes lose interest in eating, find food preparation taxing or leave behind good eating habits. And that’s dangerous because eating right can help keep your body and mind healthy and extend your quality of life, according to researchers at Harvard University.

Fortunately, older adults can start or reignite necessary healthy eating habits, regardless of their activity and mobility levels.

“An important consideration, is it’s never too late to build better habits and impro…

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