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8 Hand Exercises for Seniors with Arthritis

About 54 million adults have arthritis in the United States. While arthritis can affect any joint in the body, the hands are one of the most common targets. Arthritis in the hands can make it difficult to carry out everyday tasks, like opening doorknobs, squeezing bottles and even carrying grocery bags. Stretching and exercise can…

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11 Tips to Help Seniors Avoid the Hospital

In 2008, 40% of all hospitalized adults were 65 years of age or older. Hospitalization is usually an indication that dramatic lifestyle changes are needed to maintain a healthy, independent life. While it is impossible to prevent all accidents and illnesses, seniors and their loved ones can take steps now to help avoid hospitalization in…