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Senior Lifestyle

Retirement Tips in your 60s

Retirement Tips in your 60s

posted on 06/27/2017

Retirement planning doesn’t have to stop when you’re in your 40s or even 50s. There are still things you can do to plan for and improve your retirement years. While you might not be starting a punk rock band anytime soon, you still have many healthy, active years ahead of you to use. With better […]

Benefits of a Life Plan Community

posted on 06/05/2017

A life plan community isn’t anything like your grandparents’ retirement home. As the name implies, a life plan community (LPC) has amenities and medical services to plan for multiple stages of your life. This type of living allows you to seamlessly transition from different levels of activity and required care without having to make another […]

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Retirement in North Carolina

Traditions Only a True North Carolinian Understands

Traditions Only a True North Carolinian Understands

posted on 11/01/2016

The south is known for two things: magnificent fried everything and longstanding traditions. And while there are hundreds of things for visitors to enjoy in North Carolina, there are certain things only true North Carolinians really get. If you’d rather have “Sunday supper” rather than lunch or dinner and understand that “just drivin’” is an […]

Unique Festivals of North Carolina

Unique Festivals of North Carolina

posted on 10/18/2016

North Carolina is home to dozens of unique festivals that range from the extravagant to the strange. Whether you need a new way to predict the weather or a reason to learn how to bike underwater, NC has a festival for that! You can enjoy NC’s knack for finding things to celebrate when you attend […]

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Senior Nutrition

Hidden Sources of Sugar

Hidden Sources of Sugar

posted on 05/31/2016

Maintaining a healthy blood sugar level is important for your health at all stages of life, but it is especially critical for those who are diabetic, borderline diabetic or have other health concerns. Diet is a major factor in your glucose numbers but, unfortunately, even foods that are generally considered healthy are not good for […]

Healthy Eating: Best Spring Salads for a North Carolina Harvest

Healthy Eating: Best Spring Salads for a North Carolina Harvest

posted on 03/15/2016

With the sheer abundance of produce available now salads can be an amazingly healthy, quick and supremely tasty option for lunch and dinner. Spring is especially good for getting baby versions of veggies which are often sweeter, crisper and make for better salad fixins’ than their adult counterparts. Use this bounty as a time to […]

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Senior Activities

Winter Recipes to Fall in Love With

Winter Recipes to Fall in Love With

posted on 12/27/2016

With both root and cruciferous vegetables ripe for the picking during the late fall and winter in North Carolina, now is the perfect time to get experimenting with this amazing bounty.  Many of these vegetables also have wonderful health benefits, store well for long periods of time and help to create hearty dishes that will […]

Best Video Games for Retirees

Best Video Games for Retirees

posted on 10/04/2016

North Carolina State University recently conducted a “Gains Through Gaming Lab” study to see what the effects of video games were on seniors’ brain function. The results? Not only were seniors better able to focus, but also reported a better sense of well-being. Specifically, those who scored the lowest on an initial test were able […]

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Healthy Aging

What You Can Do to Prevent a Stroke

What You Can Do to Prevent a Stroke

posted on 11/15/2016

If you’ve had a close relative suffer a stroke, you may think it’s an unavoidable part of aging and your family history. While these factors do contribute to your risk and aren’t changeable, that doesn’t mean you’re doomed to also have a stroke! There are multiple things that are well within your control that can […]

What Seniors Should Know About Cholesterol

What Seniors Should Know About Cholesterol

posted on 09/06/2016

Eggs are bad! No, eggs are good! No, just the egg yolks are bad! If you follow health news even a little or simply keep up with regular doctor appointments, then you have likely heard all kinds of statements about eggs and other “controversial” foods and their effects on your heart and health.  But where […]

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