12 Priceless Pieces of Life Advice Learned by Senior Citizens

12 Priceless Pieces of Life Advice Learned by Senior Citizens

Whoever said “Kids say the darndest things” probably never gave second thought to another HUGE demographic so generous with witty wisdom.  We often forget that our senior citizens have racked up years of worthy stories (after all, most of them lived through World Wars), that perhaps they’re the ones we should look to for good advice and laughs.  We’ve rallied up some poignant (also frank and funny) wisdom straight from the hearts of some of our Silverado residents for your daily inspiration.  12 Priceless Pieces of Life Advice Learned by Senior Citizens “The secret to happiness is love.” - Bill

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Importance of Seniors and Social Connections

Importance of Seniors and Social Connections

A social friendship builds inclusion and connection. One of the paths to healthy aging includes connecting with peers and building friendships. It’s a known fact, and the effects of isolation are depression and loneliness. And their harm puts an individual at a higher risk for falls (especially the elderly,) chronic diseases, and even early death. Importance of Seniors and Social Connections One of the paths to healthy aging includes connecting with peers and building friendships. It’s a known fact, and the effects of isolation are depression and loneliness. And their harm puts an individual at a higher risk for falls (especially

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Making your Own Decision About End of Life

How is Sign Language Helping People with Dementia?

Hope is Not a Plan, But Planning Will Generate Hope It’s here. Some call it the “silver tsunami” while others reference it as “the greying of America”. Nearly half of the “sandwich“ generation have a parent over age 65 and are raising young children or supporting grown children. Making your Own Decision about End of Life Alarmingly, thousands of critically important end-of-life and after death decisions are currently being made without the benefit of advanced planning. While “hope” is not a plan, planning realizes hope. Have you ever considered all the decisions that will need to be made when someone, including

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New Docu-Series Showcases Older Adults Pursuing Their Passions

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“I’m 57 years old, and I think this is the best year of my life.”  Dean Neuls may be in his fifth decade, but he’s determined to pursue his dreams and wring every last drop of life out of the present moment. So despite a hip replacement and the aches and pains that come with osteoarthritis, Dean is fulfilling his childhood ‘need for speed’.  Two years ago, he took to the racetrack in Porsche’s Racing Experience One. It was exhilarating, terrifying, and the culmination of a lifelong dream…  Now, Dean is sharing his story in a new docu-series called At

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Road Safety for Older Drivers

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Road safety is an absolute priority at every age with so many factors both inside and outside our control affecting our wellbeing while we’re traveling. The reality is that even with education and legislative precautions, road accidents happen and in some cases even fatalities. Regardless of how far we progress, road safety remains a community responsibility that we should all prioritize as more than 38,000 people still die annually in the US due to road accidents. While we are all committed to prioritizing health and safety in our cars and other vehicles there is always more that we can be

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5 Gardening Tips for Seniors

5 Gardening Tips for Seniors

Gardening is one of the best hobbies for older adults, offering sunlight, fresh air, and a healthy dose of physical activity. Whether you've got a lifelong green thumb or you're picking up the pruning shears for the first time, spending time in the garden is a great way to stay fit and feel great in your golden years. 5 Gardening Tips for Seniors Like almost any other activity, gardening can become more difficult in old age. But with the right precautions, gardening can be a safe and rewarding pastime for older adults. Worried that age might get between you and your

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Choosing Right Doctor for Aging Parent

Choosing Right Doctor for Aging Parent

The Importance Of The Doctor/Patient Relationship For Your Aging Parent One of the little known challenges with aging is that your doctor is also aging.  At a certain point, your doctor that you know and trust will retire. Many of my clients encountered that issue and it was extremely hard for them to find the right doctor. If you are caring for an aging parent, at some point, they’ll need to start seeing a new doctor. If they have a chronic health condition, they may have to replace many doctors. Choosing Right Doctor for Aging Parent If you are healthy, you

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