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Continuing Education Opportunities for Seniors in Each State

Continuing Education Opportunities for Seniors in Each State

Older adults often face boredom with the extra time on their hands after retirement. Continuing education is a great way to fill time, activate the brain, and develop new interests or hobbies. Some websites provide online courses to seniors, and many colleges throughout the United States offer affordable or free courses to seniors.

How to Reduce Salt in Your Diet, at Home or Dining Out

How to Reduce Salt in Your Diet, at Home or Dining Out

If you like to liberally sprinkle salt on your food, you should be careful. Consuming too much salt can shorten your life by several years. According to the FDA, "The recommended limit for sodium is 2,300 milligrams (mg) per day for people 14 years and older. But people in the U.S. consume 3,400 mg per day on average!"

It's surprising how rapidly our daily salt intake can add up, especially when you realize most of the salt consumed isn't from sprinkling it on top of a meal.

7 Ways to Avoid Sitting Too Long

7 Ways to Avoid Sitting Too Long

There are devastating health implications from sitting too much in a day. For instance, sitting leads to reduced metabolism, weight gain, type-2 diabetes, and obesity, among other issues. Fortunately, it only takes a few minor habit changes to get yourself on the right track! The following are several easy ideas you can implement to prevent yourself from experiencing the effects of oversitting!

10 Winter Bucket List Ideas to Cross Off This Season

10 Winter Bucket List Ideas to Cross Off This Season

There's something magical about winter. It's a time of the year filled with joy and excitement. Friends and family meet, and the holiday spirit fills the air. While there are tons of fun activities to do, some of them are harder to keep up with age.

That's why we've compiled a winter bucket list of ideas for seniors. It's an opportunity to take advantage of the cold season with fun and engaging winter activities. What's more, these activities can also done with the entire family. Therefore, everyone will be able to join in and have some fun.

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.

How to Sell Your Home and Move into a Senior Living Community

How to Sell Your Home and Move into a Senior Living Community

Selling your home is a big step to transitioning to a new lifestyle. If you're like many of the people considering downsizing or moving to a senior living community, it could have been 30 years since you have last dealt with a real estate agent. For some, this may be the first time you are personally selling your home.

If you have limited experience selling a home, or it has been years since you sold a home, you may have dozens of questions swimming around in your head. "How much is your home worth?" "Where do you find a real estate agent?" "Do I have to make any repairs to my home?" "How will I complete repairs?"

To help answer these questions, we've created this four-step process for selling your home.

Make Sure You’re Getting These Vitamins This Winter

Make Sure You’re Getting These Vitamins This Winter

With the sun hiding and the temperature dropping, there is no denying the fact that winter has arrived. During this season of the year, your immune system is under a lot of stress and strain.

Nutritious food acts to protect your body from colds and diseases in the winter. To prepare your body for harsh weather, you should include essential vitamins and nutrients in your diet. Increase your consumption of healthy foods such as dry fruits, nuts, root vegetables, and oilseeds, which will keep you warm in the cold.

2021's Top 10 Blog Posts You Might Have Missed

2021's Top 10 Blog Posts You Might Have Missed

As the year comes to a close, we are happy to have the chance to reflect on the past year's learnings and experiences. Yesterday, we published a collection of our most popular blog posts of the past year. This post will focus on ten of the posts from 2021 that flew under the radar and you are most likely to have missed. If you didn't see these posts throughout the year, you can still visit the links below and check them out now! To avoid missing future posts, please consider subscribing to our blog!

Top 10 Popular Posts of 2021: Wellness, Lifestyle, and Aging

Top 10 Popular Posts of 2021: Wellness, Lifestyle, and Aging
As we look forward to the coming of the new year, we are excited to share with you a recap of your favorite content from 2021. The following are the web's favorite blog posts published by Cantissimo Senior Living this year. In case you missed any, now is a good time to check them out! This is part one of two of the 2021 recap series  and features the most popular posts from the year. Enjoy!