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6 Tips for Older Adults to Enjoy a Safe and Healthy Summer

The arrival of summer in Austin, Texas is an exciting time. It means getting outdoors and enjoying  one’s favorite activities in the sunshine and warm weather. Though summer is often associated with a carefree attitude, it’s important for older adults to take some simple precautions to stay safe this time of year. Read on to …

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How Friendships Later in Life Impact Our Well-Being

Even if you don’t engage with your friends every day, they still play a huge role in shaping your emotional and physical well-being. In recent years, there have been numerous studies showing a positive correlation between older adults’ health and their friendships. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) recently shared that friends rather than …

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5 Ways Living in a Community Leads to a More Active Lifestyle

Retirement is an exciting milestone. Years of hard work have paid off, and now you’re free to spend your days doing the things that are most meaningful. As you transition to this new lifestyle, one of the biggest decisions revolves around where you’ll call home, and you’ll want to live somewhere you can remain active …

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Understanding Why Holidays Can Be Difficult for Older Adults

The holidays aren’t always a time of cheer for everyone. It can be an especially isolating time of year for older adults when their friends and family are spending the holidays with others. If you have a senior in your life who may be experiencing loneliness during the holiday season, understand that there are ways …

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What is Respite Care?

Being a primary caregiver is hard work. Oftentimes, people caring for a loved one fail to account for their own physical and mental health needs. In a recent NAC and AARP survey, nearly 23% of American caregivers said that caregiving has made their health worse. Respite care is a form of caregiving assistance that gives …

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How You Can Take Action on The Longest Day

Did you know that worldwide more than 50 million people are living with dementia? And more than 6 million people are living with Alzheimer’s in the U.S.? Meanwhile, more than 11 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease where dementia symptoms gradually …

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How to Spot Stroke Risks and Warning Signs

Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of serious disability. According to the CDC, about 795,000 people have a stroke each year. The good news is that strokes are treatable. However, the window of time for treatment is short. Even if you find yourself in good …

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month With These 9 Tips for Senior Nutrition

If you’re daunted by all the health concerns that come with advancing age, you may be delighted to learn that you can influence your future health from the comfort of your own kitchen. Good nutrition plays an increasingly important role in your overall well-being as you age. That makes it important to pay close attention …

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7 Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

Improved balance. Better posture. Reduced high blood pressure. Increased bone density. Lower stress levels. You may be surprised to learn that all these are benefits of yoga for seniors. The low-impact exercise emphasizes breathing and calm, while offering a way for older adults to engage in a regular exercise routine. If you’re worried about whether …

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Debunking Senior Living COVID-19 Myths

It’s difficult to watch the news these days without hearing senior living COVID-19 myths. At Querencia, we frequently talk to older adults considering a move to a senior living community about these misconceptions. We’re offering  the following information to  help clarify  what is true and what is a myth about the coronavirus and the senior …

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