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A Guide to a Healthy Diet for Seniors

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 14, 2018 11:52:38 AM / by FirstLantic posted in senior healthy diets, healthy seniors, senior lifestyle, diet tips for seniors

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You want to stay healthy but sometimes it can be a struggle to keep track of what you should and shouldn’t eat. So LiveWell Placements is going to make it easy for you. With a little help from HealthCastle.com, we have compiled a list of some of the must-eat foods after 50. Simply, download our guide and you won’t ever have an excuse to grab a donut instead! That said, we won’t judge if you treat yourself now and then!

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Free and Discounted Services for Seniors

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 7, 2018 11:27:52 AM / by FirstLantic posted in senior perks, senior benefits

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In the last two blogs we have given tips on travel and shopping perks as well as health and home service benefits. In part three, we focus on other services that are either free or at a very low cost specifically for seniors.

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Home and Health Care Service Benefits for Seniors and Veterans

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2018 12:32:53 PM / by FirstLantic posted in senior healthcare, senior transportation, veteran seniors, senior benefits

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Part two in a three part series

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Travel and Shopping Perks for Seniors

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 24, 2018 10:39:10 AM / by FirstLantic posted in senior discounts, senior perks, senior education, senior travel

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Part one in a three part series

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Three Seniors That Don’t Let Age Hold Them Back

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 17, 2018 1:34:31 PM / by FirstLantic posted in aging population, senior stories, seniors learn new skills, senior running, senior painting

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What do an artist, a long-distance runner and a body builder all have in common? For starters, they are all women at the top of their game and they are all over 80 years young. While some of us act old at 30, other people manage to keep their spirit young throughout their entire life and they don’t let their age define them. The three women that are profiled here not only are amazing at what they do but they achieved their success later in life proving that it is never too late to be your best self!

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Senior Brain Power—Tips for Staying Sharp

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 10, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by FirstLantic posted in senior learning, senior brain exercise, sharpening your brain, smart seniors, stimulating your brain

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What was the name of that Italian restaurant again?

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Four Ways for Seniors to Learn a New Skill

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 3, 2018 9:34:25 AM / by FirstLantic posted in seniors learn new skills, senior learning, senior knowledge

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While there are many benefits of retirement, there are also some adjustments that many people need to make in order to transition to this next phase of life. While most of us do not miss the stress that came along with our careers, we do miss the mental stimulation. There is also less social interaction when you don’t go to an office every day. However, instead of dwelling on the downsides, think of all the things you have always wanted to do but never got around to doing. Remember that art history class that you wanted to take but never had time? Or what about when you wanted to learn how to make the perfect lasagna or become a wine connoisseur?

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Five Ways for Seniors to Share Their Unique Story

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 26, 2018 1:45:00 PM / by FirstLantic posted in senior memories, senior stories, senior personal history, senior photos

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Memories are forever but only if you share them with others! Why not make a permanent record of your personal history through photos, journals or recordings that you can give to your children and grandchildren? There are some easy ways that you can create a gift for yourself (and for others) that will not only be personal but long lasting as well. Here are some tips for getting started:

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Ageism and How to Eliminate It

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 19, 2018 7:30:00 AM / by FirstLantic posted in aging population, ageism, age discrimination, retirement

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We are finally eliminating some of the prejudices associated with race, gender and sexual orientation.  Yet, ageism is alive and well and there doesn’t seem to be any moral outrage against it.  Our cultural and structural disregard for older populations “is almost the last prejudice that we are allowed to have.” says Kathryn Lawler, the director of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Area Agency on Aging.   This is ironic considering that aging is a universal human experience for those of us lucky enough to have the opportunity to grow older.   

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Extending the Senior Vote Beyond the Polls

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 12, 2018 2:31:01 PM / by FirstLantic posted in how to help a senior be more social, senior activism, senior voting

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While Americans 65 and older are the most active demographic group politically with 60% of eligible voters going to the polls, that still means that 40% are not voting.   As we age, it is important to be aware of how public policy affects us and the ways that we can get involved.  

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Three Reasons Why Having a Pet Is the Best Medicine

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 5, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by FirstLantic posted in senior loneliness, senior stress, pets helping seniors emotional health, senior animal lovers

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In 2017, 68 percent of all households in the United States owned pets, up from 56 percent in 1988. For fellow animal lovers, the reason why is obvious – unconditional love. But many people don’t realize that there are also other benefits that are validated by numerous research studies. Animals can have a positive effect on our social lives, our health and our overall emotional well- being. For seniors, there is no better way to decrease loneliness and stress than to have a pet in their home. Whether you live independently or in an assisted living facility, the best medicine can be named Fido or Miss Kitty.

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Three Benefits that Seniors Receive from Giving Back

[fa icon="calendar'] May 29, 2018 4:28:55 PM / by FirstLantic posted in volunteering benefits for older adults, senior independence, senior volunteer opportunities, voluteering

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How Volunteering Can Improve Your Quality of Life

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