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Year: 2016

Improving Bathroom Safety for Seniors

Written by fernando on 29th December 2016

With slippery surfaces and sharp corners, the bathroom could potentially be the most dangerous room in the home of a senior. Without proper attention to bath safety, your elderly loved one may have increased risk for a potentially serious fall. Fortunately, there are ways to implement bath safety and prevent these issues. Active Forever has […]

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10 Ways a Pet can Improve Life for a Senior

Written by fernando on 9th December 2016

Pets provide intangibles that can have a positive impact on the life of an elderly person. The human and pet bond is unlike any other. According to Dr. Jay P. Granat, a New Jersey psychotherapist who spoke with, “Dogs and pets live very much in the here and now. They don’t worry about tomorrow, […]

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Hit the Brakes: Warning Signs It’s Time for Seniors to Limit or Stop Driving

Written by fernando on 21st November 2016

    According to, there is no precise age that a person’s ability to drive is compromised. There are seniors in their 80s who are able to drive actively and safely, while others in their 50s are a danger to others each time they get behind the wheel. Age should not be a deciding […]

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Helpful Tips to Keep Seniors Safe This Winter

Written by fernando on 12th November 2016

  1. Beware of Ice A slip and fall related to ice can lead to injuries varying from hip and wrist fractures to head trauma and major lacerations. According to Dr. Stanley Wang of Stanford Hospital, falls are the leading cause of death from injury in people over the age of 65.     An […]

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Common Misconceptions that Might Hinder the Joy of the Aging Process

Written by fernando on 31st October 2016

There are many misconceptions associated with aging that affect our loved ones as they grow older. These stigmas can negatively impact our elderly loved ones and may affect their interactions with others. However, the later years of life often feature an increase in expendable time, allowing for new experiences and connections. Unfortunately, some elderly people […]

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Eat Smart! How Proper Nutrition Can Help you Stay Healthy and Active as a Senior

Written by fernando on 14th October 2016

The National Council on Aging has created a step-by-step guide to get you, or your elderly loved ones, on the path towards a healthier lifestyle.      Understand what a Healthy Plate is A common topic when discussing health and dieting is the food pyramid. It has been a staple of conversation in health and wellness classes […]

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Mental Workout: 7 Tips to Keep your Mind Healthy and Strong as you Age

Written by fernando on 7th October 2016

There is a fundamental difference between fleeting memory and significant memory loss. The latter is not a normal part of aging and is often due to extenuating circumstances such as brain injury or Alzheimer’s disease. However, fleeting memory loss is a normal transformation in our brains as we age. These changes can be frustrating as […]

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Understanding the Grieving Process and how to Support a Widowed Parent

Understanding the Grieving Process and how to Support a Widowed Parent

Written by fernando on 22nd September 2016

A proactive régime can play a critical role in maintaining a healthy body and mind in the later years of our lives. However, widows and widowers can often regress towards an introverted state, becoming overwhelmed with loneliness, helplessness and boredom. has provided a quick guide to assist family caretakers in catering to the mental […]

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