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Traveling alone? No problem! – Senior planet

Have you dreamed of traveling anywhere, but don't you have anyone to go with? So are you staying at home? They not only miss something, but are also lonely. There is good news: Today it is easier than ever to travel the world as a single woman (or man) and find friendly companions to dine and share stories with. Stop …

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Back to school … voluntarily – Senior Planet

Gwen Garvey cannot wait for school to begin. She doesn't know how many classes she will attend or what subjects she will study, but she still can't wait. As soon as the catalog comes out, she decides. And if history repeats itself, it will likely occupy multiple classes. Garvey, 75, lives in Beaufort, South Carolina, and is one of the …

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It's Labor Day. Fight for your rights.

It's Labor Day, so you'll hear a lot about the recipes, sales, and weather – especially when Dorian depresses Florida. But with its roots in the 19th century labor movements, Labor Day is a good time to remember that workers over 65 – the fastest growing segment of the workforce – are often victims of age discrimination are. Americans work …

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Five Body Parts Nobody tells you to train

No matter how much you walk, train your core, and lift weights, you may not be doing enough to avoid some of the problems that can arise in old age – problems like bent shoulders, shuffling feet, and weak hands. [19659002] Working with large muscle groups and performing cardiorespiratory exercises do not reach the small muscles that we need for …

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A Peace Corps volunteer at age 61

When Ken Shaw from San Francisco joined the Peace Corps in rural Zambia as an agricultural specialist, he was 61 years old. "To say it opens your eyes is an understatement," said the retired Ministry of Health employee and part-time actor, adding that he had "fulfilled my old hippie dream." "It's the greatest experience you'll ever have," concluded Hicksville, NY. …

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Preventing falls and more – Senior Planet

(After the National Council on Aging) Did you know that one in four older Americans falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in people aged 65 and over. Falls can cause hip fractures, broken bones, and head injuries. And even falls without major injuries can cause an older adult to become anxious or depressed, …

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Improve Brain Health – Senior Planet

Brain health is the ability to remember, learn, play, and keep an active mind. According to the American Heart Association, brain failure is a public health epidemic that could be more serious than we think. Consider these statistics: The brain shows signs of cognitive decline when a person comes into their 20s. 3 out of 5 Americans develop brain disease …

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Do you think you are covered? Think again

Most of us pay thousands or even tens of thousands in life insurance. All of the money spent goes hand in hand with the implicit confidence that if we die, our spouse or other dependents will receive a payout for all the years in which we have paid loyal bonuses. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Life insurance companies are …

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Alexa, what should we have for dinner?

Who or what is Alexa? Alexa is Amazon's voice service. You comes to your home through one of the Amazon Echo products. It can play music and audiobooks, control other smart devices in your home such as light switches and thermostats, retrieve information, news, weather and more … just with your voice! Soundmind employees came in June to visit the …

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