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Casual First Date Ideas for Older Adults

Casual First Date Ideas for Older Adults

First dates don't have to be complicated. Keeping things simple is often the best way to learn more about your potential partner and create a lasting memory for both of you, no matter the outcome.

While choosing a first date activity can be daunting, here are six ideas for older adults that are not only fun and easy but might be something you have yet to try!

The Best Board Games To Play With Grandchildren

The Best Board Games To Play With Grandchildren

It's a lot of fun to play board games with your grandchildren. It's a chance to have fun, be goofy, and appreciate each other's company. On a gloomy day, nothing beats a good game of Monopoly or Risk.

Many intellectual skills, according to studies, can be picked up by playing board games with kids. They are getting ready to practice math, problem-solving, and management abilities. In addition, they're developing skills that will serve them well in the classroom, such as the ability to wait patiently, plan ahead, focus intently, and more.

In this post, we've compiled some of our favorite fun and educational board games to play with your grandchildren on the next visit. Have fun!

Fun Activities That Won’t Even Feel Like You’re Exercising

Fun Activities That Won’t Even Feel Like You’re Exercising

Exercising daily is something that many young people and older adults avoid due to the time and effort required. You may also not want to do this because of the energy it requires. However, staying active in your life is necessary for keeping healthy.

The best part is that you can exercise without feeling the burden of it by keeping various hobbies instead. You may be interested in many things that can help you burn calories and enjoy, If you want to know more about fun hobbies that won't even feel like you're exercising, continue reading.

How To Breathe Better Today

How To Breathe Better Today

Do you know the most vital function of your body that you have been neglecting all this while? It's breathing!

Yes! You got me right! It's the simple, almost unnoticeable, and yet the most vital act your body does 24/7 to keep you alive.

Ever heard the therapists on the television asking people to " Breathe in, Breathe Out"?

It might seem a bit crazy at times because there isn't much to breathing, right?

Well, guess what?

You, my friend, are mistaken. There is a right and a wrong way of breathing, and it can highly impact your overall health and well-being.

Should I Move in Retirement?

Should I Move in Retirement?

For many, there comes a time in life around fifty years of age (or later) when the question arises: "How long am I going to live here?"

There could be several possible triggers for this question:

  • Retirement
  • An empty nest
  • Health problems
  • Job transfer
  • Living costs
  • Lifestyle choices

You may find more than one of these triggers comes into play for your situation.

How To Wake up Better and Beat Morning Grogginess

How To Wake up Better and Beat Morning Grogginess

Some people wake up refreshed in the morning and start their days immediately by taking a shower. However, many people of all ages suffer from sleep inertia after waking up. This means that you may wake up feeling groggy and less focused.
If you suffer from morning grogginess, you're in the right place. The issue can be resolved by maintaining specific habits. So here is your guide to wake up better and beat morning grogginess!

What Is Adaptive Clothing? Benefits for Older Adults

What Is Adaptive Clothing? Benefits for Older Adults

Clothing is a crucial aspect of our everyday lives. We need functional and practical clothes to get through the day comfortably and safely.

As much as they are essential, getting clothes on and off can sometimes be a challenge, especially for the elderly and those who require special care. As people age or experience declining health, previously easy activities like dressing and undressing can become challenging.

This inability to get dressed can keep people from engaging in activities they love, leading to emotional and physical stress.

Adaptive clothing is a very effective way to overcome this challenge. Adaptive clothing, through various mechanisms and adaptations, can make dressing and undressing easier and less stressful.

Preventing Falls: Your Mindset Matters

Preventing Falls: Your Mindset Matters

The headline says it all: "Ivana Trump, ex-wife of former President Trump, died from fall: Medical examiner". Found at the bottom of a set of stairs, the 73-year-old victim's cause of death was ruled by the medical examiner determined the cause of death was "blunt impact injuries to the torso sustained as the result of a fall."

The risk of falls for older adults is significant. The Centers for Disease Control reported that in 2018, 35.6 million falls occurred among those 65 and older. Of these, 8.4 million resulted in injuries, and about 32,000 people died from falls.

Hip fractures are a common injury resulting from older adult falls. Over 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling. Women represent about 75% of all hip fractures.

On the positive side, however, those 65 and older can take steps to reduce the risk of falls. Most advice about preventing falls focuses on environmental changes. That's the "outer game." For example, making changes to one's home. Just as important, however, is the "inner game" of fall prevention.