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Depression Is Not a Normal Part of Aging in West Seattle

Posted by Marlene Williams on Sep 26, 2019 11:32:00 AM
Depression is an unsettling condition that can influence every facet of your life in a challenging way. While it is not a natural part of aging, it is common among seniors. As older adults undergo a variety of major life changes, they become more susceptible to depression.
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Vaccines for Seniors [A Complete Guide]

Posted by Marlene Williams on Aug 26, 2019 11:36:07 AM
Contrary to popular belief, getting vaccinated is not just for children. Rather, adults over 65 can often benefit most from staying on top of their vaccinations. Vaccinations are just as important for seniors. 
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How to Fight the Flu in the Elderly

Posted by Melodee Morris on Jul 29, 2019 9:11:27 AM
When flu season is upon us, it may take more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away. Apples are just one option in a slough of foods and activities that work together to fight the flu.
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Balance and Low Impact Exercises for Seniors

Posted by Marlene Williams on May 18, 2019 1:07:00 PM
Originally published in June 2013; revised and expanded in May of 2019 Here’s the thing about low impact exercises: they can have high impact results, especially for seniors. At Daystar Retirement Village, we promote an active lifestyle because we know that movement has so many benefits. Researchers have shown that regular exercise can boost memory, metabolism and, of course, mobility. (Not to mention, exercise helps combat depression in seniors.)
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Elderly Nutrition Tips: Best Foods for Seniors in West Seattle

Posted by Marlene Williams on May 13, 2019 11:36:00 AM
Everyone these days hears about how we need to eat lots of healthy foods – what does that mean for us – and especially for our senior population?
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Understanding Elderly Parents: Seniors' Top 10 Fears of Aging

Posted by Melodee Morris on Apr 8, 2019 12:27:52 PM
One of the keys to understanding our parents as they age is to get a grasp on the things that worry them. Our parents may not talk openly about these things, but you can be assured that they think about them—a lot. A recent study conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network identified the top 10 things seniors over 55 fear most. Knowing the most common fears will help you open a discussion with your parents about their concerns.
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Is It Time For a Professional Caregiver? 9 Signs To Watch For

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on May 18, 2018 3:53:00 PM
At Daystar Retirement Village, we talk with families all the time who are trying to make difficult decisions about how to best care for their loved one, or how to ensure that their loved one is getting the care he or she needs.
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The Power of Yoga as a Senior

Posted by Marlene Williams on Mar 6, 2018 7:10:00 AM
You already know how important exercise is for all age groups and you've probably heard that yoga is a good choice for seniors, especially those with mobility issues. Yoga can help you lose weight and improves both flexibility and balance, which are two of the biggest challenges seniors face as they age.
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The Importance of Bathroom Handrails for Seniors

Posted by Melodee Morris on Jul 12, 2016 6:00:00 AM
Are your parents safe in their own home?
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Tips For Making Friends After 60 In West Seattle

Posted by Heather McCallum on Mar 19, 2014 10:30:00 AM
Unfortunately, losing friends is a part of growing older. Some friends will move away for personal or professional reasons, other friends may move into another phase of life with different interests, and still others will pass away.
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