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Introducing Gigi Deupree: How In-Residence Pets Help Seniors Age Positively

If you’ve ever owned a pet, you’re probably already aware of the amazing ability of furry, feathered, and four-footed friends to make life better. In fact, a growing body of research points to the many health benefits of pet ownership for seniors.

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Quiz: Are You Ready for Retirement Living?

If you’re a senior in Cincinnati, how do you know when you’re ready to relax and enjoy active senior living in a retirement community?

What are your options for retirement living? Should you opt to downsize and move into a senior apartment community, or make a go of aging in place in your own home?

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5 Fast Ways to Winterize Your Home or Retirement Apartment

Need a little extra something to keep you warm this year? Your home, whether it is a house, condo or an apartment in one of Cincinnati’s retirement communities, probably has all the winterizing basics down, but there are a few extra steps you can take to improve on those standards.

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Seniors, Take 5 Minutes to Help Bring Change on Human Rights Day

In 1948, in the aftermath of the devastating Second World War and with the Cold War threatening to escalate into a major conflict, the United Nations adopted its Universal Declaration of Human Rights— a landmark document in the development of an international standard for an individual’s rights to life, freedom and self-determination.

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Deupree House October Events Calendar

October is going to be another great month here at Deupree House.

We kicked the month off with an unforgettable adventure at America’s largest restored Shaker Community in Pleasant Hill, KY. At the Village, we had a chance to see a solo Shaker music performance, take a tour of the community, learn about Shaker beliefs, theology, and agriculture, shop at the craft store which features an extensive selection of fine handmade crafts and gifts, and enjoy an excellent dinner.

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Spice Up Cincinnati Senior Living with an Over-the-Rhine Staycation

Sometimes getting away from home can be as simple as getting out of your home and taking a fresh look at the sights right in your hometown.

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The Benefits of Dog Ownership

Last week, we posted a piece on 5 small dog breeds that make great senior life companions in honor of National Dog Day in the dog days of summer. And we briefly mentioned that dog ownership can have great emotional benefits. The simple act of caring for a pet can be a way to reduce feelings of loneliness and develop the positive feelings associated with companionship.

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Small Retirement Apartments Can Have Big Style

Downsizing to live in a smaller space or a retirement apartment doesn't need to mean you can't live with a sense of style. In fact, moving from your home to an apartment space or assisted living can become an opportunity to refresh your surroundings and engage in some adventurous design. Consider the senior living space makeovers that Sunrise Senior Living and HGTV have performed over the past two years.

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The Essential Guide to Uncluttered Retirement Living

Home clutter can become a serious hazard for many seniors as you get older. The slow progression of natural changes that come with aging— lower visual acuity, reduced mobility and range of motion, or the impaired sense of balance often brought on by the medications some older people take— can make navigating a cramped space difficult, even downright treacherous.

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3 Tips for Unwinding when Senior Life Has You Stressed

We all feel stress. And for a senior that stress can become palpable. It’s easy to get caught up in the feeling— especially when living alone. But here are a few suggestions to help you reduce anxiety and recover your sense of wellbeing.

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