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How will you spend your retirement years? These days, those on the cusp of retiring are not looking forward to resting in a rocking chair. In fact, they may try their hand at building a rocking chair, or opening an online custom furniture store. 

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Golfing is more than a pleasant pastime: Research has shown that regular golf games can offer proven benefits that substantially improve your physical and mental health. Older adults in particular may find that they can meet recommended exercise goals while enjoying this low- to moderate-int…

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Imagine the ability to explore the bottom of the ocean, fly through the sky, or float through space without leaving the comfort of your home. Thanks to virtual reality systems, you can. Virtual reality (VR) is a digitized world that inserts the user into a new reality through a headset. It i…

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In January 1993, at the age of 58, I had a heart attack. A week later, I had quadruple bypass surgery, and two months later, I had another heart attack. I was depressed, in pain, had loss of memory, concentration and had the dread of hopelessness. I was unable to return to work. I searched f…

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Every year at this time of holiday cheer, we read articles in the newspapers and magazines about heart disease. I find these articles extremely interesting because some holiday articles warn against shrugging off chest pain, forgetting or skipping medications, eating heavy meals, too much sa…

  • Melissa Stafford Jones and John C. McDonald Special to The Explorer
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Sometimes the greatest innovations in health care happen right in our own communities. Fifty years ago, one of those innovations took root in two clinics — one in the Mississippi Delta and one in South Boston, Mass. These clinics, started as demonstration projects of the Health Center Progra…

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As people age, staying active becomes more and more important. Maintaining fitness is important for overall health and longevity. Exercise improves a person’s chances of living longer and also means a better quality of life while spending those extra years on the planet. 

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Downsizing a home is something that many people must face at some point — particularly older adults who are considering a move to a smaller place. But before they sell, they face a daunting task: organizing and paring down the family’s accumulated belongings. Those belongings may include tre…

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You don’t have to be a “foodie” to appreciate the intense flavor of heirloom vegetables, the environmentally friendly practice of choosing local ingredients, or the practicality of eating fresh foods in season. These trends are becoming more pervasive in Tucson’s restaurants, farmers’ market…

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April is Stress Awareness Month, making this the perfect time to focus on ways to relieve chronic and short-term tension. Taking control of your stress levels is important, because high levels of stress can have multiple negative impacts on health—which, of course, can lead to more stress. 

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This pet-loving nation has always had a place in our hearts for furry family members, and older adults reap many benefits from owning a pet, starting with companionship. 

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What better way to learn what it’s like to live at a CCRC than to hear about it direct from Splendido staff and residents? Splendido is hosting a complimentary “myth-busting” event, where we correct misperceptions about living in an all-inclusive community like ours.

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Research has proven that setting personal goals pays off. Even if you don’t practice the time-honored tradition of making New Year’s resolutions, if you simply take a few moments to consider one or two specific things you would like to accomplish in 2015, you will have crossed the first hurd…

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For the majority of Americans, “the most wonderful time of the year” is also the most stressful season. In a recent survey, 90 percent of respondents said they stressed over at least one aspect of the holidays. For older adults in particular, this may be the year to slow down, take stock of …

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A new brain health program from Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging is based on all of the lifestyle factors.