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8 Health Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors

With the modern convenience of climate control always available, being inside can be more comfortable, with a lot fewer bugs. So what makes the great outdoors so great? Many studies have found there are important benefits of being outdoors for seniors. This post will explore the health benefits of being outdoors and show how spending …

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McLean Congratulates Lisa Clark, VP Health Center Administrator, Recipient of the 2020 LeadingAge Connecticut Humanitarian Award

We’re proud to announce that Lisa Clark, Vice President and Administrator of the Health Center, has been selected to receive the 2020 LeadingAge Connecticut Humanitarian award. “This prestigious award is presented to an individual whose personal integrity, decency and contributions to the elderly best exemplify the ideals of our member organizations and their missions, and …

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Why You Should Retire in Connecticut

Is Connecticut a good place to retire? Only if you like the best of all worlds. Retiring in Connecticut puts you in close proximity to practically every type of activity and landscape, from coastline to forest, small town to big city. Let’s look at the oversized benefits this small state has to offer – and …

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How to Use Technology to Choose a Senior Living Community

Recent events and the recommendation to practice social distancing have changed a lot of things. Today, how we shop, communicate, and get together with friends is all different. But one thing hasn’t changed: We still need to make decisions about our future. If you’re in the process of choosing a senior living community but in-person …

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The Benefits of Lifelong Learning for Seniors

While having lunch at my favorite deli, I overheard a woman in line tell her elderly father that she was finally taking those piano lessons she’d always wanted. His reply surprised me. “That’s great. I wish I could learn something new.” I was tempted to interrupt to say, “You can, and you do.” The fact …

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6 Decluttering Tips for Seniors

The birds are singing, the grass is green. Ah, warm weather is upon us. And since we’re all spending more time at home this summer, it’s the perfect time to start your cleaning and decluttering project. It’s a good bet you’ve noticed a few items around the house taking up more space than they’re worth. …

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9 Tips to Maintain Emotional Wellness in Times of Uncertainty

What is emotional wellness? The term refers to an awareness, understanding and acceptance of your emotions, and the ability to deal with challenges and change. Remaining in the present moment is also vital to your emotional health. Emotional wellness for seniors is key to a happier, healthier life. In fact, it can help older adults …

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The Best Foods to Boost Your Immune System

Eating a healthy, balanced diet can lower your risk of illness, help you stay trim, and give you more energy. This includes selecting menus with nutritious foods for a healthy immune system, ones that add up to the right number of calories and eliminate unhealthy choices from your diet. Some of the best foods to …

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