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Gardening Advice For Seniors

Aug 25, 2015 by Anonymous

Gardening is a frequently mentioned activity that seniors look forward to spending more time on after retirement. With freed up schedules leaving plenty of time for recreational pursuits, many seniors look forward to spending time in their garden. Unfortunately, at just this time when seniors hoped to devote more time to the garden some of the tasks required become more challenging. With these gardening tips, seniors can continue to enjoy their time in the garden. Read Article

Volunteering Shown to Reduce Blood Pressure

Aug 10, 2015 by Anonymous

We all know that we get that warm, fuzzy feeling in our heart when we volunteer, but did you know that studies have established that giving time to others can actually improve blood pressure? In another demonstration of the link between emotional and physical health, research has found that volunteering can reduce blood pressure, and not by a significant amount. The number has been placed as high as a 40% reduction in blood pressure for people who volunteer 200 or more hours each year. Read Article

Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

Aug 4, 2015 by Anonymous

The rewards that come from providing care to a beloved family member in need are real and significant. The burnout that can occur, regardless of your love and respect for that family member, are no less real. In order to maintain a great caregiving relationship and good health, it is essential to avoid caregiver burnout. Caring for yourself is a vital element of providing top quality care to another person. Read Article

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