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Plan a Day Trip to San Francisco

San Francisco, a hilly city located on a peninsula surrounded by the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean, is best known for its year-round fog, colorful Victorian houses, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and its cable cars. A visit to the city by the bay will provide you with numerous exciting places to explore […]

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Home Safety Checklist for Older Adults

Even in senior communities such as Lake Park, where safety considerations have been carefully designed into each living space, additional steps can be taken to ensure a safe home environment. A home safety checklist is a great tool to assess your living space and determine any potential safety hazards. Although injuries are more likely to […]

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Skilled Nursing vs. Memory Care

Finding care for an individual with dementia means evaluating multiple options, and making the best choice can present challenges. If your relative has health conditions in addition to dementia, you may wonder about the pros and cons of memory care and skilled nursing. While the two types of care share some common features, they each […]

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Technology Tips for Seniors

While technology is often associated with younger generations, the older population can benefit tremendously from learning the ropes when it comes to computers, the internet and smartphones. These tips and tricks can help. Benefits of technology for seniors The benefits of learning to use technology even at an advanced age are many: Paying bills online eases […]

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Best Restaurants in Oakland, California

Everyone enjoys eating out, especially when the food is delightful, the atmosphere is unforgettable, and the meal is shared with family and friends. Oakland has many laid-back, destination-worthy restaurants … whatever kind of food you want, it’s here. The diversity of eating experiences available in this city is amazing. Below, you’ll find some of the […]

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Senior Smart Phone Safety

Technology has changed our lives dramatically. Things like dishwashers, TV remotes, computers and cell phones have made life so much easier than it once was. But at the same time, some of these items also open you up to certain dangers. Just like hackers, scammers and phishers attack you through your computer, the same individuals […]

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The Importance of Senior Dental Care

Did you know 25 percent of Americans don’t have all of their teeth by the age of 60? Dental health is an important aspect of an individual’s overall health, especially as they age. Several factors make this true. Some of these include: Medical conditions like arthritis make flossing and brushing difficult Having cognitive issues causing […]

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Heart Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips

The statistics concerning heart disease are sobering. Every year, more than 600,000 people in the United States die due to heart disease. Coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common form of cardiovascular disease, accounts for more than 370,000 of those deaths. Many times, the first sign of CAD is a heart attack. Approximately 735,000 Americans […]

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10 Tips to Avoid Contracting the Flu

It’s that time again –  Flu season is here, and unfortunately, those of us 65+ can be at great (and some would argue greatest) risk. Despite the various and sobering statistics, there are steps we can take to protect ourselves and those we love from getting sick. Here are 10 tips seniors can take to avoid the […]

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Senior Living Myths Debunked

There are many misconceptions about senior living. People once thought of retirement living as sad or lonely; that it is a place where only the frail live. The good news is that nothing could be further from the truth – senior living offers a vibrant and exciting alternative to the burdens of living alone. Here […]

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