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Three Tips to Take That Extra Weight Off for Good

August 6, 2019 | Chris Hughes

Dieting can be more difficult once we get reach 60 years of age due to the body requiring fewer calories, but research shows losing as little as five to 10 percent of your body weight can lower blood pressure, as well as decrease the risk of both heart disease and type 2 diabetes. If you […]


Five Diet Tips to Improve Sleep

July 1, 2019 | Chris Hughes

A poll by the National Sleep Foundation found that 39 percent of people over the age of 65 wake up more than once during the night. Medical conditions, side-effects of medicines, mental health issues like stress and anxiety, and lack of exercise are among the reasons that older people don’t get a good night’s sleep, […]


Five Sun Safety Tips So You Don’t Get Burned This Summer

June 14, 2019 | Chris Hughes

With the summer months here, whether it’s at a park or one of our state’s popular beaches, we will be spending more time outdoors. However, the Florida heat can be intense. With that in mind, we would like to share with you five tips to stay safe while enjoying the warm temperatures. Camp Out in […]


Practical Mother’s Day Gifts for Senior Moms

May 1, 2019 | Chris Hughes

Finding the perfect gift to thank our mothers for the sacrifices they made to raise us is always top-of-mind at this time of year, with Mother’s Day approaching. The good news is, very few want material gifts. Most senior moms (55 percent) say that they want to spend quality time with their children and families. […]


How to Recognize Signs of Hearing Loss in Seniors

April 19, 2019 | Chris Hughes

While hearing loss in seniors is common – nearly one in every three people over the age of 65 have some type of hearing loss – having hearing loss treated and diagnosed is another story. According to an AARP poll, 47 percent of those surveyed report having untreated hearing loss. That can be dangerous. Studies […]


Study: Sitting in Front of the TV for Prolonged Periods of Time Dangerous for Seniors

March 28, 2019 | Chris Hughes

Did your parents tell you, or did you ever tell your children, that television will rot your brain? Turns out, that may not be far from the truth – for seniors, at least. One study by George Washington University was conducted over a 10-year period, and it concludes that a sedentary lifestyle with low physical […]


How to Take Control of Rising Healthcare Costs

March 8, 2019 | Chris Hughes

Retirement can be an exciting part of life – extra time to pursue new passions and visit new places that you didn’t have time to do when you were working (at least) 40 hours per week. However, medical bills can crimp even the best retirement plans. The average out-of-pocket healthcare costs in 2017 were $10,739 […]


Celebrating American Heart Month with Seven Ways to Stay Heart Healthy

February 21, 2019 | Chris Hughes

Each year, one out of every four deaths in the United States is due to heart disease – the leading killer in both men and women, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While that is a sobering statistic, there are a variety of ways you can remain heart healthy no matter […]


No Matter How You Define it, Research Confirms the Power of Love

January 31, 2019 | Chris Hughes

In 1985, Huey Lewis and the News sang “The Power of Love,” featured in the hit movie Back to the Future. Over 30 years later, researchers are finding that the rock band was onto something. According to the Encyclopedia of Human Relationships, a stable form of love leads to tangible health benefits. Harry Reis, co-editor […]