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11 Easy Ways To Walk More and Reach Your Step Goals

11 Easy Ways To Walk More and Reach Your Step Goals

As we age, it becomes increasingly important to stay active. Exercise helps improve our overall health and can even help prevent diseases. Walking is an excellent way for older adults to exercise daily, and it's easy to do!

This blog post will discuss some easy ways for older adults to walk more and improve their health. So stay healthy and happy into your golden years by following these simple tips!

Easy Ways to Practice and Improve Fine Motor Skills

Easy Ways to Practice and Improve Fine Motor Skills

Your fine motor skills allow you to perform intricate tasks with your hands that you may have taken for granted when you were younger. Unfortunately, these types of tasks can become more challenging as our bodies take on more wear and tear over the years.

Buttoning your shirt, threading a needle, opening doors, putting a plug into a power socket, tying your shoes, and even brushing your teeth are all examples of fine motor skills.

If you train and practice your fine motor skills, you can keep them working well throughout your life. However, ignoring them can make standard daily tasks hard or even impossible for you to perform.

Below are several easy and potentially fun ways seniors can practice fine motor skills and keep them working well for years to come!

The Safety Net – Paying for Long-Term Care with Medicaid

The Safety Net – Paying for Long-Term Care with Medicaid


Planning for long-term care expenses seems to involve a lot of wishful thinking for many. As noted in another Cantissimo Senior Living blog post, a survey found that about half of respondents said they had done little or no planning for these needs.

One example of wishful thinking is that government programs like Medicare or Medicaid will pay long-term care expenses.

9 Ways to Combat Summer Allergies

9 Ways to Combat Summer Allergies

Allergic Rhinitis is a chronic disorder caused by an allergic reaction to substances such as pollen, dust mites, and pet hair. Allergies like hay fever are often underestimated as their symptoms are similar to that of the common cold. Still, it profoundly affects the quality of life of those impacted. 

Some caregivers assume that seniors do not get seasonal allergies, but this is not true. People of all ages can experience seasonal allergies. Also, don't assume that because someone had never had seasonal allergies in the past that they won't get them. Adults can develop allergies even into their golden years. 

To help combat the symptoms of these allergies, try the following tips!

Life Insurance and Annuities: Alternatives to Pay for Long-Term Care

Life Insurance and Annuities: Alternatives to Pay for Long-Term Care


Among the many ways of paying for long-term care, life insurance and annuities have been growing in popularity.

Life Insurance

In its original form, life insurance was intended only to pay beneficiaries upon the death of the insured. Since its inception, however, life insurance has evolved to include many additional options. Some of these options can help pay for long-term care.

A Roommate in Retirement? Here are the Pros and Cons

A Roommate in Retirement? Here are the Pros and Cons

With the cost of housing rising every year, more and more seniors are looking to find roommates in retirement. For many retirees, this may be the first time living with a roommate in decades. In addition to housing costs, there are many advantages to living with a roommate, as well as a few less favorable things to consider. Continue reading to learn more about whether getting a roommate might be right for you!

What Is Mindfulness? Advantages for Older Adults

What Is Mindfulness? Advantages for Older Adults

In today's world, everything moves fast. As a result, we don't always take the time to be present and enjoy the moment. Instead, many of us spend too much time thinking about the past or worrying about the future and letting negative or unhelpful thoughts fill our heads.

If you spend your days in this state, it can lead to many issues that impact you physically and mentally, including issues such as high blood pressure to depression. Therefore, you should find a way to balance out these thoughts and enjoy your life.

Mindfulness is a method used by many people. It has been thoroughly studied, and it has been shown to enhance our ability to enjoy our daily lives and improve our physical and mental health.

Your Long-Term Care Insurance Roadmap [Video]

Your Long-Term Care Insurance Roadmap [Video]

 

When it comes to preparing for retirement, most consumers have only a vague idea about planning for potential long-term care expenses. Yet, well over half of Americans 65 or older will eventually require some form of long-term care.

There are multiple ways to pay for long-term care. However, the potentially enormous costs could quickly exhaust one's assets. An attractive alternative for managing this considerable risk could be long-term care insurance (LTCI).