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7 Flying Tips for Older Passengers

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Summer is in full gear, and many active adults are booking flights to vacation and visit friends and family near and far. While traveling is supposed to be a relaxing time, it can create stress and take a toll on your body. Ensure stress-free air travel on your next getaway with these tips for seniors:

1. BOOKING YOUR TRIP

When booking your trip, make any requests you may need, such as expedited boarding, extra legroom, wheelchair assistance, or onboard oxygen. Your airline can typically accommodate air travel requests from seniors if you give advance notice.

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A Survival Guide for Allergies and Aging

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The good news: As we celebrate more birthdays, our seasonal allergies generally become less severe. The bad news: This isn’t the case for everyone.

If you’re experiencing what feels like allergy symptoms—itchy, watery eyes; sneezing and a runny nose; chest congestion; and difficulty breathing—or your symptoms seem to be getting worse, two eye-opening factors may be to blame.

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3 Heart-Healthy Activities for Seniors

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Regular exercise provides a myriad of health benefits for seniors, such as better joint health and improvements in blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, an estimated 85.6 million (>1 in 3) American adults have one or more types of cardiovascular disease.

Encouraging Mom and Dad to keep hearts healthy will benefit them in many ways, from preventing bone loss to reducing the risk of diseases associated with aging. Luckily, senior living communities typically offer exercise and wellness programs that support healthy heart function.

CLICK HERE to find out about three heart-healthy activities for seniors to look into.

4 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN RESEARCHING RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES

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If you’re beginning to look for retirement communities for your dad, will you know where to begin? While the search may seem daunting, it’s important to be thorough: Choosing the right community—especially if he needs the support of an assisted living residence—will impact his quality of life as well as his happiness.

To save yourself a little time—and wasted energy—on how to avoiding these 4 mistakes that people commonly make when searching for assisted living communities, CLICK HERE.

4 WAYS TO ESTABLISH A RELATIONSHIP WITH CAREGIVERS

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If it’s time for Dad to move into a memory care community, it’s important for both of you to be comfortable with his new setting. And while Dad will be getting caring and professional attention from his caregivers, you can—and should—get to know the people who will be assisting him on a daily basis.

Read about some helpful ways to establish an open parent caregiver relationship that can help enhance his care by CLICKING HERE.