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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2020: Lifestyle and Wellness for Older Adults

As 2020 comes to a close, it presents a great time to look back on this past year and reflect on our learnings. As a new brand, we are excited to share our first round-up of popular blog posts, as well as some you may have missed. We are also very grateful for all of you that have discovered Cantissimo Senior Living this year and decided to include our content in your daily routine. To complete the year, we have compiled the web's favorite Cantissimo Senior Living blogs from 2020. This is part one of two and features the most popular posts from the year. Enjoy! 

1) Debunking Senior Living Myths: Part 1 – Senior Living Dangers in the Age of COVID-19

Debunking Senior Living Myths Part 1 Senior Living Dangers in the Age of COVID-19Excerpt: "Due to the action by The Harbors, the infection spread was contained. Even so, the situation has been stressful for the residents. According to Thorson, “They were all extremely scared, but we were able to control it and stay on top of it. We’ve been talking to families. I would send out a letter once a week, regardless of whether we had any updated information, then, of course, would reach out immediately if we did have any new information.""

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2) Social Media: What is it All About? 

Social Media What is it All About?Excerpt: "Younger people use social media more commonly because they grew up with technology. However, this does not mean older generations do not have a place in the social media world. In fact, these social media sites are accessible with the use of a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer - whichever you prefer! Sometimes, social media's greatest challenge is not about understanding the technology itself, but rather understanding what each site has to offer."

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3) 3 Tips to Solve a Sudoku Puzzle

3 Tips to Solve a Sudoku PuzzleExcerpt: "There is no one-trick-solves-all or guaranteed way out when it comes to solving Sudoku puzzles. You need to use your mind and think critically so that you can fill the blanks. Guesswork is not part of the solution because Sudoku puzzles deal with logic and proven methodologies to arrive at the outcome. If you assume the answers, you will likely guess an incorrect number, which will only result in more errors throughout the puzzle. The primary qualities required are brainstorming, patience, understanding the clues, and being creative."

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4) Lessons in Avoiding Boredom in Retirement

Lessons in Avoiding Boredom in RetirementExcerpt: "Finally, you are retired. Now you have all the time to accomplish anything you desire without worrying about official duties. But did you plan for this? Have you prepared a bucket list of things to do? And then what's next after you accomplish everything on your to-do list?

Do you want to enjoy the coming years to the fullest? Too many fall prey to a retirement trap of repeating the same routine, failing to experience new things, and ultimately suffering from boredom. If you are among those who want to lead an exciting life after retiring, then you are in the right place! However, sometimes things don't go as you may have planned. You might be faced with financial setbacks or any other reasons that spoil your plans. And it's at this point where boredom creeps in.

Many become frustrated and even depressed for not being able to accomplish their goals. Regardless of the situation you are in, it is important to note that boredom presents a serious health risk."

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5) Jaw Tension Could be Related to Your Hip Flexors 

Jaw Tension Could be Related to Your Hip FlexorsExcerpt: "The strongest muscle in the body, based on its weight, is the masseter (jaw muscle). With all the muscles of the jaw working together, it can close the teeth with force as great as 55 pounds (25 kilograms) on the incisors or 200 pounds (90.7 kilograms) on the molars. Amazing! And no wonder a tight jaw can so painful when it is locked tight! The truth is that your tight jaw and hip flexors are related through Red Light Reflex."

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6) 5 Benefits of Writing for Older Adults 

5 Benefits of Writing for Older AdultsExcerpt: "The benefits of writing for the mind are vast. You can ignore the importance of regularly jotting down diary or personal experiences, but it can be incredibly impactful. No one should stay glued to the phone or television screen without practicing some notes writing skills. Among other benefits, the act of writing makes it easier to remember content and improves the brain's stamina and ability to remain vigilant. In this blog, we will look at the various reasons why writing is recommended for older adults."

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7) 5 New Skills Older Adults Can Learn From Home 

5 New Skill Older Adults Can Learn at Home_DefaultExcerpt: "The best way to maintain mental fitness is to keep learning constantly. Senior citizens who remain active – mentally and physically – are less prone to developing fatigue, memory decline, or depressive symptoms, among others. In this digital world, there are dozens of incredible new hobbies that senior citizens can take up, without even having to leave their own homes."

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8) Positive Ways to Cope with COVID-19 Isolation: Pt. 1- Technology Boost 

Positive Ways to Cope with COVID-19 Isolation Part 1 - Technology BoostExcerpt: "The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly difficult for seniors as they shelter in place. It is crucial for those 65+ to do everything they can to protect themselves from contracting the virus. Yet, there is also the danger of boredom and social isolation, which could lead to mental health suffering.

One way for seniors and their families to ease the stress brought on by prolonged physical separation from family and friends is to better leverage the conveniences of modern technology."

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9) 9 Benefits of Yoga for Older Adults 

9 Benefits of Yoga for Older AdultsExcerpt: "For many older adults, it can be very challenging to stay active and healthy. Health issues can lead to an inability to remain physically stable, which can, in turn, lead to a decline in activity and the ability to maintain a social life. It's essential to try different methods and activity styles to keep the mind sharp and prevent ailments.

Still, many older adults worry about starting a new routine or workout. They may be concerned about the probability of injury or any damage, especially when it comes to a particular exercise or training. Especially is your impression of yoga is those crazy poses you might have seen on television or the internet!

Despite those intimidating images, yoga is an excellent method for seniors to be active and social while taking care of their muscles, bones, and minds. It's appropriate for most ages and can help guide mindfulness, a beneficial tool in battling nervousness or stress. The key is to begin gradually and go at a steady pace to keep up your energy level and endurance. Read on to learn more about some of the benefits of practicing yoga!"

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10) 10 Signs Your Loved One is Ready for Assisted Living 

10 Signs Your Loved One is Ready for Assisted LivingExcerpt: "No single sign means someone is ready for assisted living. However, caregivers must use their best judgment to assess when a combination of factors reaches a critical mass. Trusted health providers can help in this assessment.

However, they are not around the patient day in and day out. The caregiver needs to provide detailed information to healthcare professionals. For instance, keeping a diary of when these various signs appear will help the caregiver to provide an accurate perspective about the situation."

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We are excited to continue sharing content in 2021 related to lifestyle and wellness for the 55+ population. Please, consider subscribing to our blog to see more posts like this. Click here to read part 2 of this blog, Top Posts You May Have Missed

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