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Social & Productive Activity Just As Important as Physical Activity for Decreasing Senior Mortality

August 29, 2010
By Christopher Skyi, Amber Court
Social & Productive Activity Just As Important as Physical Activity for Decreasing Senior Mortality

Many studies have linked overall fitness and exercise to longer life spans and a better quality of life as we age. (See How to Facilitate Recreation and Activities for the Elderly) However, through accident, disease or poor lifestyle choices (e.g., smoking, poor diet), many seniors cannot exercise as much as they would like or as...
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Here’s an Activity that’s Helping the Elderly Improve their Health, Memory, and Cognitive Function

August 22, 2010
By Christopher Skyi, Amber Court
Here’s an Activity that’s Helping the Elderly Improve their Health, Memory, and Cognitive Function

Can mindfulness training and mindfulness meditation improve cognitive and immune function by reducing stress in the elderly?  Amber Court, an assisted living community located in New York and New Jersey, says all the research points to the conclusion that the elderly could indeed improve the quality of their life through mindfulness training: “Practicing mindfulness can...
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Recommentations to Facilitate Recreation and Activities for the Elderly

Recommentations to Facilitate Recreation and Activities for the Elderly

You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred. – Woody Allen How to live well, how to age well — those are the perennial questions of our time, or any time for that matter. Today, however, as never before, the question of...
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Social & Productive Activity Just As Important as Physical Activity for Decreasing Senior Mortality

Many studies have linked overall fitness and exercise to longer life spans and a better quality of life as we age. (See How to...
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