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The Health Benefits of Friendship

You love your friends. You can count on them to come over for dinner and a glass of wine on the porch or to watch the big game each week. They’re companions through the good times and the bad. It’s time to chalk up one more way your friends brighten your life — they’re good […]

Is Salt as Bad For You as We Thought?

Sodium and salt have long been connected with high blood pressure and heart disease. With high blood pressure and heart disease being so endemic in the United States, the call for low-sodium diets and healthier eating have followed. Low-sodium diets like the DASH diet have been developed to help lower our intake of salt, but […]

Why Soccer is a Great Sport for Seniors

Soccer, or football to the rest of the world, is the world’s most popular sport, bringing many nations together every four years to compete in the World Cup. While the athletes competing at this level are usually in their mid-twenties, soccer is a sport that’s widely enjoyed by people of all ages. In fact, recent […]

How Does Medicare Cover Multiple Sclerosis Treatment?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that requires a lot of effort to keep up with. Since we currently don’t have a cure, the only real option is to treat the disease’s symptoms over its course. This can be pretty expensive, with doctor’s visits, therapy, and medications, to name only a few of the regular […]

Caring for a Visually Impaired Loved One

Losing your sight or becoming visually impaired is common with age, whether it’s through age-related macular degeneration or [another condition])https://living.medicareful.com/clouded-sight-living-with-cataracts “Clouded Sight: Living With Cataracts”). It’s estimated that up to roughly 12 to 15 percent of seniors live with visual impairment. According to the CDC, 3.22 million Americans of all ages had some sort of […]

Is the DASH Diet Healthy for You?

There are many diets out there that claim to help people lose weight and become healthier. We’ve even reviewed a few of them, like the CICO and Mediterranean diets. Some are a hit or miss depending on your health circumstances. There may be ones that seem like a magic pill, but we’ve always maintained that […]

What You Should Know About Multiple Sclerosis

Nearly one million people are living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the United States. This debilitating disease can alter the course of your life, attacking your quality of life and physical well-being. If multiple sclerosis has never touched your life, the severity and struggle caused by the disease may not be that clear. While most […]

Ways Seniors Can Save on Groceries

Groceries are one of the main expenditures for many people. Depending on where you live in the country, the average monthly grocery bill for a single person can be between $165 and $345! With the average Social Security benefit in 2020 being $1,503 and the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the U.S. being […]

Three Healthy Nuts to Snack On

Nuts are a popular snack for a number of reasons. They’re easy to have on the go, they taste great, and there’s a large variety of types, so you can find the ones you like best. Most importantly, they can be really healthy for you if you’re eating the right nuts. While many nuts are […]

How Can I Celebrate National Senior Center Month?

Each year, we devote a month to celebrate and recognize the work that senior centers throughout the country do to help seniors enjoy their golden years. Every day, senior centers give aging Americans a place they can gather, find events, and even improve their fitness and health. Many are supported through a mix of federal […]