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Why Owning a Pet is Good for Your Health

Why Owning a Pet is Good for Your Health

Did you know that Americans spent over $60 billion on pets in 2015?  We certainly love animals in this country – and for good reason.  That furry puppy or kitten in your lap can help you to reduce stress, lower high pressure, and decrease your cholesterol among other things. More than just a companion For… Read more

So, You’re on the Wait List – Now What?

Older couple in kitchen having a cup of coffee.

What a journey it has been!  You’ve researched retirement communities online, visited with staff, gone on countless tours, asked a million questions, and finally settled on one that is a great fit for you.  They don’t have the apartment you are looking for available just yet, so you put down a deposit and find yourself… Read more

Senior Living Helps Prevent Negative Effects of Depression

According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, older adults lacking face-to-face contact with family and friends are at almost twice the risk of developing depression as those who see friends and family regularly.  Data collected from more than 11,000 adults age 50 and older was used in the… Read more

The Differences between Medicare and Medicaid

Senior woman talking to a friend

Many seniors, and their loved ones, share confusion over the differences between Medicare and Medicaid.  As retirement approaches, it becomes more and more important to understand your healthcare options, so that any costs associated can be included in your overall retirement planning.  Here is an explanation of each: Medicare: Medicare is a federal health insurance… Read more

5 Health Benefits of Friendships

   Everyone knows that the secret to healthy living well includes exercise and eating well. However, not everyone knows that there is another factor which is equally as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet: socialization. Again and again, scientific studies have shown that socialization can help us live longer, healthier, and happier lives…. Read more

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