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Aberdeen Heights Announces Expansion

As the St. Louis market continues to see high demand for quality senior living, Aberdeen Heights plans expansion and redevelopment projects meant to enhance the community and prepare for the future. The project will include new independent living apartment homes known as The Brightons, located in a new, modern building on the 20-acre property. The …

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7 Tips for Travelers With Disabilities

Credit: Thinkstock Jackie Witt always feels a little anxious before she travels. The 31-year-old can barely climb steps, finds walking long distances difficult, and can’t lift more than five pounds. Witt, who has visited France and Ireland, has central core disease, which causes muscle weakness. “Because of my disability, I want to know everything I’m …

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5 Ways to Make Sure Your Parents Are Safe In Bad Weather

Credit: Thinkstock Lately, it seems our headlines have been filled with stories about Mother Nature wreaking havoc on our surroundings. From horrible flooding to fast-spreading wildfires to monster hurricanes, weather and the damage it causes is putting human lives in danger. And while I certainly always want to keep my family safe, the person I …

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Fun Ways to Burn Off Thanksgiving Dinner

Credit: Thinkstock Between the turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and miles of pies, the average American eats between 3,000 and 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day. Considering that the typical, moderately-active woman needs approximately 1,800 calories a day and the average man needs between 2,200 and 2,400, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, that’s nearly …

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Why Some Grown Kids Cut Off Their Parents

Credit: iStock The truth is — I am estranged from my two adult sons. The truth is — I love my sons and I miss them every day. The truth is — I can’t understand how in the world this has happened. The truth is — saying you love them and miss them is not …

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The Top Drugs for Older Adults to Avoid

Learn which medications are on pharmacists’ ‘black list’   Credit: Getty Images You fill a prescription, a medication you’ve relied on before. A few days later, you experience a troubling side effect. You read online that no one your age should take this medication. What happened? Drug Side Effects and Older Adults Two pharmacists say …

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You May Feel Lonely, but You’re Not Alone

Although making friends later in life is difficult, perseverance is worth it   Credit: Adobe Stock “I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; can give and receive without judgment and derive sustenance and strength from the relationship,” Brené Brown, the author and speaker of one …

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Do You Really Need a Will?

Though some advisers pooh-pooh it, a will can avoid big problems. Credit: Getty Images   You might have heard that Prince died without a will, which has already led to a flurry of legal maneuverings over his estate. But do mere mortals like the rest of us, with far smaller net worths, really need a will? …

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11 Ways to Increase Your Energy

Vitality doesn’t come in pills. You have to change your daily habits.   Credit: iStockphoto | Thinkstock In the commencement address he gave to graduates of Kenyon College in 2005, award-winning novelist David Foster Wallace talked about fish: “Two young fish are swimming along when they happen to meet an older fish swimming in the …

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Why You Need the Shingles, Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines

The diseases can be a serious threat to older adults’ health Credit: Adobe Stock Did you know that as you age, your immunity to the diseases you’ve been vaccinated against as a child starts to wane? So says Dr. Dana Hawkinson, infectious disease specialist at The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City, Kansas. …

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