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Health & Aging

Pet Power: The Many Benefits of Pet Ownership for Seniors

By: Emily Shoemake
February 20th, 2020

Anyone who’s ever owned a pet knows that animals offer incomparable companionship. But they offer even more than that, particularly for the elderly. There’s no better time to highlight the value of pet ownership for seniors than with today's observation of National Love Your Pet Day Let’s take a closer look at why your aging loved one and a pet may be the perfect pair, along with tips for helping seniors find a Fido or Mittens of their own.

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Tips for Dating After Retirement

By: Abigail Lee
February 13th, 2020

Dating in your senior years can be difficult. Just trying to meet new people as an adult can bring its own unique set of challenges. But not all hope is lost! Did you know that 29% of seniors have gone on a date with someone they met using a dating app? Although meeting dates through mutual friends still reins as number one for seniors, dating apps come in a close second. Things in the dating world are rapidly changing and it can be hard to keep up. But don’t worry! With these tips you will have a better understanding of what to expect and how to get started. The most important thing to remember is that dating is supposed to be fun! Keep that in mind as you explore the tips below.

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Health & Aging

Celebrate American Heart Month Together: Join the #OurHearts Movement

By: Emily Shoemake
February 6th, 2020

February is American Heart Month! Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we join forces with others. NHLBI launched the #OurHearts movement to inspire us to protect and strengthen our hearts with the support of others. Here are some facts, how-to tips, and resources to inspire you to join with others to improve your heart health. 

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Miscellaneous

6 Activities for Seniors Near Hollidaysburg, PA

By: Emily Shoemake
January 30th, 2020

Having a day where you are itching for something to do but just can't think of anything? We've all been there. If you're around Hollidaysburg, you're in luck! Hollidaysburg's rich history, dating back to 1796, and its vibrant landscape makes it easy to find something to do. The town is full of a wide variety of activities, so there's always something new to do and try.

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Health & Aging

Veterans, Dependents, & Survivors: Are You Informed of Your VA Benefits?

By: Gary Dwyer
January 23rd, 2020

Are you a veteran of our armed forces, a spouse, dependent, or surviving parent of a veteran? We want to help you remain successful and thrive in this ever changing economy. According to the 2015 Veteran Economic Opportunity Report, as published by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, 1 out of 2 veterans will face unemployment. With the rising cost of health care, economical constraints, and money woes, we want to make sure those who have dedicated their lives—protecting ours—remain informed of their benefits and continue to flourish.

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Health & Aging

Searching For Senior Living: 6 Tips To Consider

By: Emily Shoemake
January 16th, 2020

Perhaps we should have titled this post "Searching for Love" instead of "Searching for Senior Living." After all, you want to fall in love with your senior living community—not just like it.

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