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Senior Life Can Be a Beach for Older Travelers

Slowing down a bit and contemplating retirement can be catalysts for lifestyle changes that allow more freedom and increased opportunities for travel. And a good beach is the latest popular destination for today’s active seniors. Fodor's Travel has released its list of Best Beaches for 2014, and it might also be termed an exciting chapter in a guide to retirement living for today's elder citizens.

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Wonderful Chefs Make Living in These Retirement Communities a Treat

Residents of the Marjorie P. Lee and Deupree House retirement communities in Cincinnati know good cuisine. Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH) takes great care to make sure that residents are getting not only the proper nutrition, but that they have exciting, scrumptious dining options every day. Having expert chefs at the helm in each retirement center’s culinary department certainly helps.

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Cincinnati Seniors May Find that Exercise Is a Lifesaver

It has long been known that exercise isn’t just good for the body and the mind, it’s essential. The benefits of daily physical activity cannot be overstated. No matter how older you are, regular exercise can lead to a healthier, longer, and fuller life.

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Cincinnati Seniors See Success in Teaming Up with Local Volunteers

One of the most exciting, and fulfilling, aspects of living within a retirement community is built right into the name– the sense of community itself. The idea of creating an environment that is welcoming and projects a feeling of familiarity and family is one of the central tenets and hallmarks of the strongest communities, and not just those for Cincinnati seniors.

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Retirement Communities Give Seniors a New Lease on Life

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” according to the old Andy Williams song.

But in real life, many people find the days and weeks surrounding the holiday season a time of stress, anxiety and loneliness.

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Living Well after Retirement: Dealing with Grief

Everyone deals with the loss of a loved one differently.

If you’ve recently lost a spouse, you may find that your children or grandchildren express their grief by trying to take care of you—hovering for a time, trying to make sure that you’re kept busy, or that all of your slightest wants and needs are taken care of.

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Senior Fitness and Aging Well

 

Senior fitness plays such a major role in living well after retirement that we can’t help but talk about it all the time.

We talk about how important regular exercise is in staying fit as a senior. We called exercise one of the best things older adults can do for their health, suggested activities and classes, and even offered simple home exercises that anyone can try.

We talk a lot about senior fitness, but not as much about fitness safety. Healthy exercise may seem redundant, but work out safety is a priority when fear of injury is one of the main reasons that many older adults choose not to exercise.

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Three Easy Ways to Fight the Summer Blahs in Senior Living

 

It’s summertime and the senior living is easy.

The season offers older adults plenty of opportunities to live life to its fullest when you know where to look. Our three simple tips can help you stay active and engaged this summer, kicking even the most serious case of the summer blahs.

1. Settle into a comfortable deck chair with a good read.

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