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Year: 2017

Age friendly cities

Age-friendly cities: What will they mean for seniors in the future?

Written by Stannah on December 28, 2017

Since 2006 the idea of age-friendly cities has been floating around in the media. Lots of governmental organizations are talking about creating age-friendly communities, but what does this actually mean? What impact will it have for seniors? We all know that the population of the world is aging. Baby boomers are reaching their senior years […]

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Aging in place: how technology can help

Memory Exercises For Seniors: 7 Tips to Keep your Mind Healthy and Strong as you Age

Written by Stannah on December 19, 2017

As we age, it is not uncommon to notice that our memory function may seem to decrease. Memory lapses, like the inability to recall a name or missing a doctor’s appointment, can occur at any age. However, elderly people tend to become more upset by them due to fear that they are a sign of […]

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“Russell, Carl Fredricksen and Dug”

Movie UP Revisited – An uplifting adventure

Written by Stannah on December 13, 2017

Up is a story about aging and realizing that life is messy and not something that we can always control. No matter how you look at it, through the eyes of a child or a senior, there are lessons to be learned on how to get the most out of life. You have to watch […]

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Improve your balance

Loss of balance, what you need to know about your body’s balance health

Written by Stannah on November 28, 2017

“Most people don’t know about loss of balance unless they have a friend or family member who has taken a fall and suddenly, they become ‘Edified’…you get to know only when there is an ‘Event’ ” – Moore 2014, Industrial Designer, Gerontologist. Believe it or not, our balance actually starts to decline after the age […]

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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day: Act today to change tomorrow

Written by Stannah on November 9, 2017

The right to a healthy future should be a universal right. But making it available to everyone is something that very much depends on education, information and awareness. This is especially true for women, who are the most affected group, and should have access to care and education to better manage their diabetes and improve […]

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What will living longer mean for individuals, and for society?

What will living longer mean for individuals, and for society?

Written by Stannah on November 3, 2017

“Supersized life spans are going to radically alter society, and present an unprecedented opportunity to change our approach not only to old age but to all life’s stages. The ramifications are just beginning to dawn on us… yet in the meantime, we keep thinking about, and planning for, life as it used to be lived” […]

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Senior gardening: couple gardening together

Senior gardening: learn more about the benefits of a therapeutic garden

Written by Stannah on October 23, 2017

Ever wondered why so many take up gardening after they´ve retired? Aside from having the luxury of more spare time, attending to a garden or simply enjoying the contact with nature promotes several health benefits that can help seniors feel better, avoid stress and anxiety and live a fuller life. If you think about it, […]

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The Role of Senior Citizens throughout History

The Role of Senior Citizens Throughout History

Written by Stannah on September 28, 2017

The Role of Senior Citizens throughout History “The challenge today is to build a world that is just as responsive to the needs of very old people as to the very young.” Laura L. Carstensen Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and the founding director of the Stanford Centre on Longevity Both in western and […]

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