Pets: A Therapeutic Wonder for Seniors

In an assisted living home three seniors sit quietly in a community living room space. Rose is thinking about how far away her children and grandchildren are, missing their company. Bert keeps mentally going over the mistakes he has made in life, fixated on what people did wrong and how the situations should have been rectified. Betty is thinking about her aching back and joints,

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Social, Active and Purposeful for Optimal Senior Health

There has been growing awareness of the importance of exercise, social community and purpose for mental and physical health. This is true for all people, but is particularly important for older adults to cope with the many changes, losses and trials that they have faced throughout life. Some communities are structured to help seniors with such types of established activities, while others still need to

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Illinois Medical Center Breaks Ground On New Senior Health Center

Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Jolie, Illinois recently broke ground on the new Senior Healing Arts Pavilion. The new addition represents an $11 million investment by Presence Health, based around the senior health of the Romeoville community.  The facility will be almost 27,000 square feet and have multiple uses catering to seniors.  Services will include immediate care, general office visits, minor care and preventative

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Merit Health Wesley in Mississippi Holds Monthly Senior Fitness Luncheon

Merit Health Wesley, a full service medical facility based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, will be holding their monthly Senior Circle Lunch & Learn program on October 16th at 11am. The luncheon will feature local physicians and healthcare providers covering a number of wellness and health issues, specifically for seniors.  This is part of an ongoing monthly series for the medical center. This month will feature a

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City Parks Free Senior Fitness Programs

The New York based City Parks Foundation has announced its free 2015 Seniors Fitness program schedule for all New Yorkers over the age of 60. The Fall 2015 season goes from September 21 to October 30 and consists of free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking. You can find a free program in any of the 15 parks across the five boroughs. For free

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