Rediscovering Hobbies and Interests in Retirement: Pursuing Your Passions

Retirement marks a significant transition in life, signaling the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. For many, it’s a time to finally indulge in the pursuits and passions that may have taken a backseat during the hustle and bustle of career life. Rediscovering hobbies and interests in retirement can bring immense joy, fulfillment and a sense of …

Each May, the United States recongizes the month as Older Americans Month (OAM). The theme for this year’s Older Americans Month is Aging Unbound, which encourages us to explore diverse aging experiences and talk about how we can combat different stereotypes.

Managing Chronic Health Conditions in Retirement

Retirement is often envisioned as a time of relaxation, travel and pursuing long-held passions. However, for many seniors, managing chronic health conditions becomes a significant aspect of their retirement years. Conditions like diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and others can pose unique challenges, requiring careful attention and proactive management to maintain a good quality of life.  Understanding Chronic Health Conditions in …

Addressing Loneliness and Isolation Among Seniors

Loneliness and isolation among seniors pose significant challenges to their well-being, affecting mental, emotional and physical health. Recognizing these issues, the Sowega Council on Aging (SCOA) has implemented innovative programs to combat them effectively, emphasizing the importance of fostering social connections for seniors’ overall well-being. Why Social Connections Matter Social connections play a vital role in maintaining mental and emotional …

Safeguarding Seniors: Ways to Prevent Falls and Injuries at Home

As we age, the sanctuary of our homes should provide comfort and security. However, for many seniors, the home can also be a place of unexpected dangers, particularly when it comes to falls and injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths among older adults and are responsible for …

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Arthritis Prevention Strategies for Seniors

The month of May is National Arthritis Awareness month, a condition that affects more than 53 million American adults.  In this article, we’ll go over some lifestyle tips that can help you lower your risk of joint issues and arthritis. While you can’t always prevent arthritis due to uncontrollable risk factors like age and family history, there are some healthy habits …

Adapting to Life Transitions in the Senior Years

As we age, there are lots of life transitions that come our way. While we have already been through so many different transitions in the past, like living on our own, getting married, having children, and even being empty nesters, some of the transitions the golden years bring, like retirement, downsizing, becoming caregivers, and more, can be really difficult. In …

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Strength Training Exercises for Seniors

Incorporating strength training into your workout regimen is so important especially as you age. And while you know you need to stay active as you age to prevent falls and a whole host of chronic diseases, strength training can still be really intimidating, even if you did it when you were younger. In this article, we’ll go over some tips …

Eating for Bone Health 

While most of us know the impact what we eat can have on our health, you may not know how important what you eat is for your bones specifically. During National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, we wanted to shine a light on the impact nutrition has on your bone health and preventing osteoporosis. In this article, we’ll go over …

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Tips for Caregivers during Parkinson’s Awareness Month 

April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and in honor of raising awareness for this brain condition affecting at least half a million Americans, we wanted to offer some tips for some of the (often) unsung heroes of the condition: the caregivers. We know taking care of a loved one with Parkinson’s Disease can be difficult and overwhelming, so we’ve put …

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Stress Management Techniques for the Golden Years  

April is National Stress Awareness Month and learning to manage our stress is something almost everyone, regardless of their age, can stand to benefit from. However, dealing with stress in a healthy way can be especially important for seniors as chronic stress can increase your risk of health issues like high blood pressure, heart attack, and more, and stress is …