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Best Activities for Seniors in Atlanta

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Oct 16, 2018 2:02:00 PM

Atlanta is a city rich in history. Whether you live in Atlanta or you're visiting the city with your loved ones, there's a multitude of attractions and things to do. The city is famous not only for its sports teams but also great food and nightlife. Atlanta is filled with a mix of historical culture and modern entertainment. Here are some of the top senior-friendly activities in Atlanta, Georgia.

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How Much Does It Cost for Seniors to Live in Atlanta?

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Oct 2, 2018 2:01:00 PM

Atlanta, GA, is known for a variety of things from the famous sports teams to its diverse musical heritage. It's loaded with amazing restaurants, malls, museums, and parks. You'd expect a big city like Atlanta to be a costly place to live; however, it is actually one of the least expensive places to live in the United States. Home prices and rent are a little high, but taxes, gas, food, and utilities are cheaper than other places across the nation. For seniors on a fixed income, Atlanta is a great place to live. Here is a look at how far your money will go according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance.

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Disco's Not Dead: 3 Ways Disco Dancing Helps Seniors

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:58:00 PM

As a senior, it's easy to fall into depression, anxiety, or other issues as your social circle dwindles and you find yourself with more and more free time you're not sure how to fill. Why not try disco dancing? As unusual as it sounds, dancing can be a great way for seniors to stay active, meet new people, and enjoy life to the fullest as they get older. Here are 3 ways disco dancing can help seniors.

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Top 5 Hidden Costs of a Senior Parent's Hospital Stay

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 3:07:00 PM

It's never easy when your senior parent is admitted to the hospital. Hospital admissions can be draining emotionally, physically, and financially. Most people don't realize that seniors often have hidden costs associated with their hospital stays. Here are the top 5 ways your loved one's hospital costs can add up. 

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3 Alternative Pet Solutions for Seniors

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Having a pet around to provide companionship can help seniors feel love, even if family and friends are not always around. Being able to bond with and take care of a pet allows seniors to feel fulfilled and adds structure to otherwise dull days. When you think of pets, cats and dogs probably come first to mind. While these are indeed great pets, sometimes they can be problematic for seniors because, in their haste to play or show affection, they may increase the risk of nasty falls. If you're looking to get a pet for your loved one, consider these options instead:

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5 Ways to Avoid Hospital Readmissions

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Studies by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reveal that around 1 in 5 seniors are readmitted to the hospital 30 days after release. Readmission could be due to a number of factors, but the bottom line is that readmission rates are high. To help avoid this after your own visit to the hospital, here are 5 ways to keep yourself from taking another trip.

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The Importance of Oral Health for Seniors.

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Seniors are keeping their real teeth longer, because they are maintaining good oral hygiene. Oral health is important for seniors to take serious as it has direct links to their overall health. Poor oral hygiene can lead to other diseases and cause problems down the road for aging seniors.

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Making the Best of a Special Day: Prepping your senior for a Family Reunion

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

The whole reason we have family reunions is to celebrate and maintain the bonds that are so important to us. We want everyone included, particularly the elderly. They are the ones who built the clan that you hold so dearly to your heart.

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3 Industries Baby Boomers are Reshaping

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 5, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Baby boomers are transforming the shape of the retirement industry in a number of different ways. Unlike previous generations, baby boomers aren't content to retire in peace. Instead, they want to see the world, do everything, and have the same convenience through their retirement years that they've had through the rest of their lives. The weight of the baby boomer generation, which is the largest generation to ever hit retirement, is causing substantial changes in many areas. 

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Four Reasons Herb Gardening is Great for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 22, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Gardening is a wonderful and relaxing activity. It's a great feeling to go outside and pick vegetables for your dinner from your own garden. The benefits of freshly picked vegetables are unmatched. 

However, you're not limited to vegetables. Herbs are a wonderful choice for seniors for several different reasons. 

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