Seniors and their sleep

There’s new research from the University of California that states the problems surrounding older people and their sleep, while offering few solutions. This is a somewhat sad trend when it comes to research affecting the aging members of our society. When people are younger and more energetic, they will contribute to the growth and development … Continue reading

Healthy Aging including Sleep

Healthy aging is about self-care with vitamins and nourishment and getting good night sleep. Healthy aging is also outlined as living an extended, healthier life. As we get older, we need to keep lively to maintain our our bodies and system in shape. The older a person gets the much less his body want to … Continue reading

Seven Steps to Help Senior Citizens Age Well

1. Control your blood pressure. When you have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, you probably will not feel it. Though common, senior citizens with this condition may not know because the symptoms of high blood pressure are invisible and painless, but it can lead to strokes, heart disease, eye problems, and kidney failure. … Continue reading

Bocce, a Sport the Elderly Can Play

Bocce can be one of the most exciting, easy and relaxing sports an older person can do. The rules are very basic and once you learn them you will be able to start right away (after you buy a Bocce set of course). You will be able to play the game in your yard or … Continue reading

10 Healthy Tips for Seniors

Here are ten things that you can start doing today to help you live a longer, healthier life. 1. Exercise your heart four or more times per week for at least twenty minutes. Walking is a good place to start, but you can also use an exercise bike or even walk or swim in a … Continue reading

Fall Prevention – Four Ways for Senior Citizens to Reduce Falls

Each year, one in three people over the age of sixty-five will experience a fall. This is an eye-opening statistic for many. The question is, are you doing anything to prevent falls? If not, you should. Here are four things you can do now to help reduce your chances of falling. Step One: Visit Your … Continue reading

Senior Sports Can Be A Taste Of Youth

Choosing a seniors sports recreation calls for some soul searching. Or instead, what is really needed is child’s play. The guiding motivation shouldn’t be doing what you’re good at, but what you enjoy doing. When you were a child, what did you do for fun. Did you wash the car because you could get it … Continue reading

5 Easy Tips for Taking Care of Your Heart

(NewsUSA) – Northern California native June Auld, 76, leads a very full life. Aside from her day job as a mental health professional, she can be found, with her husband, Glenn, cooking for the homeless, providing foster care to guide dogs or taking walks around their neighborhood. It was during one of those full days … Continue reading

Use Wii Games As A Brain Fitness Program to Promote Healthy Aging

Nintendo Wii games are like using a brain fitness program to promote healthy aging. You flex your mental muscles as well as improve physical fitness at the same time. Studies show that in 2008, 26 percent of aging individuals over the age of 50 played video games. This is an increase of 9 percent from … Continue reading

California Healthline: Head of Health Care Services Looks Back on Tumultuous, Fruitful Years

In a California Healthline report by Rachel Dornhelm, the director of the Department of Health Care Services, Toby Douglas, reflects on his 10 years of work at the department, the last four as director. Douglas has presided over the expansion of Medi-Cal, which has added two million Californians to the program, and a shift of about 80% … Continue reading

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