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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.

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.

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!

8 Ways to Relax Your Mind

8 Ways to Relax Your Mind

Sparing time for relaxation is crucial, especially for older adults. It can help improve mental health as well as physical well-being. In addition, relaxation can help combat several health conditions, such as arthritis, nausea, and chronic headaches, among others.

It's also important to point out that we're living in stressful times. There's a deadly pandemic and a regular need for isolation. As such, these evoke acute stress among seniors. In addition to various chronic conditions that are age bound, seniors are also dealing with increased loneliness and social isolation.

All these stressful situations piling up on one individual often leads to depression. Luckily there are some simple things you can do to minimize the effects. .

7 Tips to Find Purpose in Retirement

7 Tips to Find Purpose in Retirement

Life during retirement is different and depends on the plans of the retiree. To some, it's time to live their life to the fullest. That means engaging in memorable and fun adventures by visiting the places they've never been before. To others, it's a time of relaxation, enjoying a flexible schedule, and not having to worry about reporting to work.

However, this new lifestyle during retirement doesn't satisfy everyone. Some retirees find this period full of insecurity and boredom. The new flexible schedule and missing socialization can take a toll. The lack of predictability during nights and days makes the situation even more challenging. And the situation gets even worse when one feels like he/she doesn't have a purpose to fulfill during retirement. As a senior in this position, here are tips to help you in finding purpose in retirement!

9 Fun Brain Workouts (And Why They’re Important)

9 Fun Brain Workouts (And Why They’re Important)

When aging, it's not just our physical abilities that take a toll, but also our mental skills. This is because the brain loses some of its ability as it advances in age. That means there'll be a loss of focus, as well as memory. And if your mind remains dormant, the harder it will be hit with memory loss, among other abilities.

Fortunately, there are impressive ways to keep your mind focused and improve its memory capabilities. In this particular case, brain workouts will do. We'll cover fun brain workouts and why they're important.

8 Tips for a Safe Holiday Road Trip

8 Tips for a Safe Holiday Road Trip

As the holiday season falls upon us, many of us pack our bags and visit our families living elsewhere. During this time, it is crucial to stay safe because the weather can be harsh. A safe holiday road trip will enhance the experience for you and anyone else you are traveling with.

So, if you are looking for tips to have a safe holiday road trip, you have come to the right place. Here is your complete guide to traveling safely during this holiday season.

7 Signs of a Toxic Friendship (And What to Do)

7 Signs of a Toxic Friendship (And What to Do)

Is there one among your friends who irritates you sometimes? They could be childhood buddies or a coworker with whom you have a close relationship. Such friends frequently cause friction among your social circles, but it's difficult to tell whether they simply need everyone to be a little more forgiving or are toxic to your mental health.

Friendship is something we appreciate in life, and we have a lot of love and regard for our friends. However, love can often blind us to poor behavior and the harmful effects relationships can have on our lives. As a result, it's critical to be aware of the typical warning signals that a companion is not only toxic but also potentially hazardous to your mental wellbeing.

Here, we cover the warning signs of toxic friendships, which may help you re-evaluate your friendships.

Not Your Typical Pre-Retirement Checklist [Video]

Not Your Typical Pre-Retirement Checklist [Video]

 

Retirement checklists abound across the internet. Most provide wisdom on planning for a secure financial future. Saving enough, choosing appropriate investments, and eliminating debt are common recommendations. However, there is more to retirement than pure pocketbook considerations. Listed below are some retirement planning ideas that most checklists don't mention.

The Best Outdoor Fall Activities for Older Adults

The Best Outdoor Fall Activities for Older Adults

As the days shorten and the weather cools, there are limited days to enjoy the great fall weather and beautiful sites before winter arrives. There are many fun ways to get outside and enjoy some fall activities on your own or with your family, and the fresh air is sure to boost your mood and help improve your sleep as well. Read on to discover our recommendations for the best reasons to get outside and enjoy the season!