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Senior man welcoming family at the front door
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Caregiving During the Holidays: Tips to Navigate Gatherings

Contributor Julie Edgar of the AAA 1-B offers advice on how caregivers of older adults can navigate holiday family gatherings to make them fun and manageable.

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What are Blue Zones?

Blue Zones are all the buzz when it comes to healthy living - and living longer.

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Preventing Falls at Home: Ways to Reduce the Risk for Seniors

Understanding why seniors are at risk of falling can help individuals, caregivers, friends and families prevent them from happening in the first place.

Senior women enjoying the health benefits of golf.
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The Health Benefits of Golf

Gracefully Greying health correspondent Lila Lazarus explores the health benefits of golf for both the body and the mind.

Senior couple hikes to protect their brain health through a healthy lifestyle
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Ways to Protect Your Brain Health Through a Healthy Lifestyle

Aging experts say diet, exercise, sleep and social habits play a big role in protecting brain health and preventing mental declines and dementia.

The Michigan Spirits senior women's basketball team practices at the Lasky Recreation Center in Detroit.
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Life and Basketball: Senior Detroit Women Play to Stay Young

For two hours every Monday afternoon at the Lasky Recreation Center in northeast Detroit, time doesn’t matter – only basketball.

couple of two happy and fitess seniors doing exercise in the gym together running on the tapis roulant - active lifestyle
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Best Exercises for Seniors at Home 

Seniors looking for ways to get fit or maintain their health have plenty of at-home exercises to pick from.

Caregiver hugging older woman
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Caregiving Can Be Stressful. Here Is How to Ask for Help.

Often unpaid caregivers sacrifice their health and well-being to meet the needs of a loved one. Here are some tips from the experts on how to ask for help.

Women play pickleball at the Michigan Senior Olympics event during March 2023 in Rochester at Lifetime Fitness.
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Winning Pickleball Tournaments in their 70s: How the Sport Keeps Seniors Young

Staying active and making new friends: these seniors are reaping the benefits from pickleball, a sport that surged in popularity during the pandemic.

Home caregiver helping a senior woman standing in the bedroom
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Vitamin D May Help Prevent Dementia 

Results from a new study that tracked thousands of people in the U.S. show regular vitamin D use may help prevent dementia.

Donna Mc Minn
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Diving into Competitive Swimming During Retirement

Ask Donna Mc Minn why she took up competitive swimming during her retirement and she’ll grin and say: “In the pool, no one can see you sweat."

Older woman talks with a younger family member
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Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

If you live at a distance, here are tips for maximizing your caregiver effectiveness – and maintaining your peace of mind.

Bob Van Camp plays table tennis at the Older Persons Commission
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Table Tennis Helps Michigan Man Lose Weight, Stay Active in Retirement

Don’t call it ping pong. This is table tennis. On a recent weekday afternoon several men, aged 50-plus, are breaking a sweat.

Happy senior couple making dinner
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5 Unusual Health Tips for a Daily Better Life

Gracefully Greying health correspondent Lila Lazarus shares five unusual health tips that most people don’t know about.

Asian daughter spending time with her elderly mother at home
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How to Talk to a Loved One About Dementia, Alzheimer’s Concerns 

Talking to a family member or close friend about your concerns related to changes in mental health and cognition as they age is not always an easy discussion.

Dental checkup and examination
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Gracefully Greying: Why Dental Health Matters As You Age

Gracefully Greying correspondent Lila Lazarus talks with a dentist about the importance of regular dental checkups during the aging process.

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