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Interested but intimidated in joining a gym? These 5 expert tips can help

(BPT) - You know staying active is important, especially as you age, so you're considering signing up for a local gym. The problem is, a gym can be intimidating! If you've put off joining …

5 things you need to know about eye health as you age

(BPT) - As you age, it’s perfectly normal to notice changes in your body. You may not be able to move as fast or hear as well. Age also increases your risk of developing wet age-related macular …
(BPT) - JoAnne Foody, M.D., FACC, FAHA, Chief Medical Officer at EsperionFebruary marks the start of American Heart Month — a month dedicated to raising awareness about cardiovascular health …
(BPT) - Taking care of ourselves and each other is critical at any age. A 2022 survey of members by AARP Services confirmed that adults 50-plus share that sentiment. Seventy-one percent agreed with …
Stacker consulted America's Health Rankings' 2022 Senior Report to determine which states are the most and least healthy for senior populations.  
(BPT) - Are you taking your nose for granted? Most people don’t think of their nose as a complex organ that plays a role in keeping you healthy, especially as you age. With aging, however, comes changes ...
Looking for sunshine? Here are the 50 best places in the South to retire, according to data from Niche.com curated by Stacker.
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Kick up your heels – ballroom dancing offers benefits to the aging brain and could help stave off dementia

The big idea: Social ballroom dancing can improve cognitive functions and reduce brain atrophy in older adults who are at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. …

Shoot for the Stars When It Comes to Medicare Advantage

(NewsUSA) - By Alan Stewart, SVP, Medicare Divisional Leader, Humana - If you’re one of the nation’s 58.6 million people with Medicare, you understand the importance of selecting a health …

Being a Good Parent and Child: Today’s Sandwich Generation Under Pressure

(NewsUSA) - Many adults today are juggling the demands of work, household upkeep, finances and school-aged children, while also caring for an aging parent. This group, known as the sandwich …

Prepare for Retirement by Steadying Your Financial Ship

(BPT) - Approaching retirement is an exciting prospect: transitioning into this phase of life gives everyone the chance to spend more time with their family and enjoy favorite hobbies. However, wider …

Caring for Older Adults: Managing heart attack treatment and follow-up care

(Family Features) As the proportion of older adults in the U.S. continues to increase, appropriate care for older people becomes increasingly important.

Control Your Retirement: Three Hacks for Smart Savings

(BPT) - Approaching retirement is an exciting prospect for many adults 50+ who can look forward to spending more time with family and friends and enjoying the benefits of their hard-earned savings. …

Best places to retire on the East Coast

Using Niche's 2022 Best Places to Retire, Stacker compiled a list of the best places to retire on the East Coast.
Free Online Survey Alerts Older Adults to Risks of Falling, a Major Hazard

(NewsUSA) - (NewsUSA) - The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that's still the same? Falling is NOT a normal part of aging. There are steps you can take to reduce your …

This prescription savings tool can help all Americans save on medications

(BPT) - With rising out-of-pocket medication costs and difficulty navigating prescription pricing options, many Americans are cutting corners on their health and prescription adherence.An estimated …

How Cold Weather Activities Can Impact Heart Health

(Family Features) Research shows many people face an increased risk of a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest after shoveling heavy snow.

Hack Your Retirement: Budget Tips for Fixed Incomes

(BPT) - For any individual 50+ years old, the prospect of retirement represents a major shift in how you approach spending and saving. Learning how to budget on a fixed income is a significant …

Your nose knows: How smell is helping scientists detect brain disease and what you can do to help

(BPT) - Your sense of smell is a powerful part of the human experience. Smell strongly influences how something tastes. Emotion can be influenced by certain smells. And if your sense of smell is …

More seniors news

What if there was a map to finding the best treatment for lung cancer?

(BPT) - You’re an avid runner and cyclist. You eat well and don’t smoke. Overall, you’re doing all the right things when it comes to your health. Then you get diagnosed with …

What would your eulogy say?

(BPT) - We plan ahead for the things in life we look forward to — the birth of a baby, weddings, vacations and holidays. It doesn’t come as naturally to plan for our funeral. It’s …

The impact of physical activity on loneliness and social isolation for older adults

(BPT) - It’s been well-established that physical activity like walking, yoga and going to a fitness center has many health benefits for older adults. These include better sleep, less anxiety …

Testing for osteoporosis: Assessing your risk for bone breaks

(BPT) - As people age, they become more likely to develop osteoporosis, a disease that occurs when bones lose density and mass. This can cause bones to be brittle, weak and easily broken. The good …

Best rural counties for retirees in America

Stacker compiled a list of the best rural counties for retirees in America based on Niche's best counties for retirees list from 2022.   

Planning for the unexpected: When caregiving happens without warning

(BPT) - When a medical emergency or sudden change in health occurs, loved ones may be thrust into a caregiving role they did not expect. Oftentimes, this can be an overwhelming change to their …

Senior Fitness: You May Have More Choices Than You Think

(BPT) - Do you struggle with starting or maintaining a fitness routine? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. While most of us know that exercise is beneficial, fitness can be daunting, …

5 Ways to Foster Purpose with Age

(BPT) - Each phase of life provides an opportunity to find new things that provide a sense of purpose, activities that get us up in the morning and bring fulfillment. Beyond the feeling, there is …

Protect your most valuable asset during open enrollment and beyond: The importance of an annual eye exam

(BPT) - When was the last time you had an eye exam? If you can't remember, it's time to make an appointment. Even if your vision seems fine, it's important to get an eye exam every year.It helps to …

Self-care strategies for around-the-clock unpaid caregivers

(BPT) - Before Wanda Green Scott became a caregiver for her mother nine years ago, she was the one needing care. Wanda has lived with lupus for almost half of her life, and as an only child whose …