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Want a Better Senior Lifestyle? Be Proactive About Your Health

American healthcare is moving towards a “help yourself” mentality that encourages everyone– even seniors– to become proactive about their own health.

The new age of healthcare that has followed the Affordable Care Act has placed much of the responsibility on the individual to keep his body in the best physical shape possible so that he may avoid chronic or fatal illnesses during his senior life.  In response to this, many hospitals and other care providers have initiated prevention and wellness programs to help patients become proactive about their health.

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The Trick to Cooler Senior Living

Does your summer fun melt away in the heat of the day? Do you toss and turn all night on sweat-soaked sheets for three months out of every year? If you are an older person and find it increasingly difficult to deal with heat, you are not alone– individuals over the age of 65 are more prone to heat stress than are younger people

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Residents at ERH Retirement Communities Eat Well and Live Well

While we’ve emphasized how important physical activity is in maintaining total wellness as an older adult, we know that eating healthfully is just as important. Eating well can reduce your risk of developing a number of health concerns like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even some kinds of cancer.

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