Saving for Retirement Is Important for Your Financial Health

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If your employer has a 401(k) plan and you don’t contribute to it, you’re walking away from one of the best deals out there. Ask your employer if they have a 401(k) plan (or similar plan) and sign up today. If you’re already contributing, try to increase your contribution. If your employer doesn’t offer a … Continued

Caring Connections

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By, Lauren Kolacki As Sheli Monacchio attended another networking event, she couldn’t help but think, “There has to be a more efficient way to bring professionals together for the right reasons.” The issue with these events is that by the time the group got through formalities and introductions, there was not enough time to make … Continued

Older Driver Safety

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IF YOU’RE A FAMILY CAREGIVER: CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE TALKING TO AN OLDER DRIVER Getting older does not necessarily mean a person’s driving days are over. But it’s important to plan ahead and take steps to ensure the safety of your loved ones on the road. NHTSA offers free material to help you learn more about how to … Continued

Super-Agers

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By, Lauren Kolacki Erik Erikson was a Psychologist known for his theory of psychosocial development. This is an eight-step theory that analyzes situations that happen to us at certain ages, which contribute to the person we eventually become. “Ego In- tegrity vs. Despair” is the eighth and final stage of Erikson’s theory, where an individual … Continued

Did You Know? Physical Guidelines that Are the Same for Adults and Older Adults

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Regular physical activity is essential for healthy aging. Adults ages 65 years and older gain substantial health benefits from regular physical activity, and these benefits continue to occur throughout their lives. Promoting physical activity for older adults is especially important because this population is the least physically active of any age group. For adults aged … Continued

Infinity Health Care Services

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There is no place like home! Infinity Health Care Services, LLC provides non-medical home health and personal care services to seniors, elderly, mentally challenged and physically challenged adults. Through coordinated care and support for clients and their families, Infinity Health Care Services, LLC enables individuals to remain in the safety and comfort of their own … Continued

Monroe Seniors

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Registering with the Office / Senior Center is free and available to Mon- roe Township residents, 55 years of age and older. From your home, visit www.monroetwp.com, and look for the “Office of Senior Services” link under “Departments” to access the calendar/newsletter as well as the Friendly Tidbits online. Advance registration is recommended to ensure … Continued

Muscle-Strengthening Activities Are Necessary for Seniors

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By, Lauren Kolacki At least 2 days a week, older adults should do muscle–strengthening activities that involve all the major muscle groups. These are the muscles of the legs, hips, chest, back, abdomen, shoulders, and arms. Muscle-strengthening activities make muscles do more work than they are accustomed to during activities of daily life. Examples of … Continued

Dance Your Way to Better Brain Health

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Attention Seniors: Exercise is not only good for your body, it’s good for your brain! Sticking to a regular workout plan can be tough but including activity in your routine doesn’t need to be boring. Scientists have found that the areas of the brain that control memory and skills such as planning and organizing improve … Continued

Muscle-Strengthening Activities Are Necessary for Seniors

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By Lauren, Kolacki At least 2 days a week, older adults should do muscle–strengthening activities that involve all the major muscle groups. These are the muscles of the legs, hips, chest, back, abdomen, shoulders, and arms. Muscle-strengthening activities make muscles do more work than they are accustomed to during activities of daily life. Examples of … Continued