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Aging well: communities benefit from older adults

Think volunteering is just a nice thing to do for others? Think again. A growing body of research has pointed to the social, emotional, and even physical health benefits of contributing your time and energy to your community as you age. Benefits to older adults A study published in the The Gerontologist journal found that…

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Connecting with seniors

Is there an older adult in your life? Staying connected despite social distancing can be a real challenge. 5 Tips for staying connected Become pen pals - send a note, photo, or drawing in the mail. People love to receive "snail mail" in these days of digitally focused communication - especially older adults who were…

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Aging Better: Sex as an older adult

It’s Valentine’s Day and Cupid’s arrow will strike far and wide. So let’s take advantage of this love-themed month to debunk a few myths about sex and older adults. Sexual feelings do not disappear as you age There are many taboos around sex and older adults. One such myth is that older people should not,…

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Hidden citizens

In the film "Cast Away," Tom Hanks plays a business executive who crash-lands on a deserted island. He copes with years of social isolation in part by befriending a volleyball, which he names Wilson. Wilson becomes someone to confide in, to tell jokes to, and to even argue with. When Wilson is swept away in…

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