The End of Work or a New Lease of Life?

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If you’ve recently retired then you’re likely to be experiencing mixed emotions. Financial issues aside, the pleasure of having more time to yourself can sometimes be outweighed by the feeling that you’re no longer useful or participating in the world. And so if you haven’t felt ready to retire it can impact your self-esteem, social life and sense of general good health and well being. So what can you do to make your retirement a rewarding time of your life? The first step is to focus on the positives, and see retirement as a new chapter, with new experiences and Read More

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Seniors, Looking for a Date? Try These Top Websites

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  Are you finally ready to take the plunge and try a senior dating site? There are many out there, and they all have ways of matching you to candidates just right for you. If you’re tired of attending events alone, this may the solution. Sort through the sites and choose the best match, then get out and have some fun. Who knows, you may find someone to spend the rest of your life with. The following are the top five ranked senior dating sites. Each one is unique—which is the right one for you?  www.Match.com  offers the biggest user Read More

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Weight Bearing Exercise for Seniors

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          Weight bearing exercise is any exercise in which you support your own body. It can also be exercise in which you lift weights of various sizes. Weight bearing exercise, also known as strength training or resistance training is essential to maintaining healthy bones and muscles as we age. Walking is a great weight bearing exercise. It requires no equipment and helps reduce risk of diabetes, strengthens muscles, improves cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and helps one lose weight. Tai Chi is a slow, meditative movement routine which helps maintain strength, balance and soothes the nerves. Yoga Read More

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Have Some Fun: Throw a Themed Party

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                                                Every once in a while, we seniors just need to let our hair down and have some fun. Why not gather friends and neighbours and throw a themed party. Summer is a great time to get together in back gardens and decks, enjoy good food and drink, lively conversations and listen to great music. Each of the follow themes lend themselves to costumes, particular playlists and even recipes to follow the theme. Here are some choices Read More

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Once in a Lifetime Travel with the Grandchildren

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Intergenerational travel has become so popular that major travel agencies are planning package trips for just that purpose. Sometimes the whole clan–grandparents, parents and grandkids are included, but just as often grandparents team up with their grandchildren for a fabulous, memory-making trip of a lifetime.   Whether you’re interested in outdoor adventure or indoor tours of art museums, historical sites or breathtaking scenery, you’ll find a huge choice of trips and a wide variety of expenses. Most travel agencies can help you plan your trip, but there are agencies now that will pre-plan fabulous tours to save you the time Read More

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Cooking with the Grands: Frozen Ice Pops

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                It’s fun to cook with the grandchildren, and even more fun eating the projects. Here are some frozen treat recipes that can be whipped up in minutes, frozen for several hours or overnight for tasty and healthy sweet treats on warm days. You’ll need to invest in an ice pop mold. These can be found in any kitchen section of a department or grocery store. The Norpro ice pop mold is the Cadillac of those available. It costs a bit more, but makes a quality product and is virtually indestructible. To make ice Read More

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