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How Seniors Can Stay Active During Winter

By Brad Whittaker  |  21 January 2019

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Winter is the time of year when we tend to spend a lot of time indoors. However, it’s essential to ensure seniors stay active and maintain their mental and physical well-being during these colder months. Here is a rundown of activities they can engage in to prevent the consequences of prolonged inactivity.

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The Positive Benefits of Social Interaction in Seniors

By Cynthia Hood  |  17 January 2019

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One of the many reasons why seniors are encouraged to stay in a retirement home is because it increases the opportunities to socialize with their peers. Social interaction, especially in seniors, have a lot of advantages. It can help improve both their physical and mental health. As you get older, it may be a little challenging for you to maintain an active social life but the advantages are worth the effort.

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Hydration in Seniors

By Brad Whittaker  |  20 July 2018

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Not taking enough fluids, especially during warm weather, can pose severe health problems for anyone, but the elderly in particular are at higher risks of dehydration. If severe dehydration goes unchecked, it can lead to seizures because of electrolyte imbalance, a reduction in the blood volume, kidney failure, inflammation, coma or even death. 

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