How are you celebrating “Go The Extra Mile Day?”

The Extra Mile Day was started by The Extra Mile America Foundation in 2009. As a non-profit organization that promotes action and a positive attitude, it designated the day to encourage citizens from all walks of life to simply live a fulfilling, self-directed lifestyle that does not constrain their potential, and that enables them to.. read more →

01 Nov 2017
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As Summer Turns to Fall

As the weather cools down and winter approaches, there are several things that you could apply in your daily routine so the change from summer to fall to winter will not affect you as much. Senior citizens especially can benefit from these tips since oftentimes they are more prone to sicknesses such as the flu.. read more →

25 Sep 2017
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Happy National Coloring Book Day!

Everybody loves coloring! Coloring and coloring books have always been popular with children, but over the years adults have gotten more and more involved. Adult coloring is now a huge trend and many are finding that it is not only fun but also a great way to reduce stress and spend time with friends —.. read more →

02 Aug 2017
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Summer Has Arrived – What Does It Mean?

We’ve just passed the summer solstice, when the sun reaches its highest height as seen from our northern hemisphere, officially welcoming in the quarter of the year we call summer. In the US and most of the western world, summer solstice passes without much ado. To be sure, pockets of celebrants do mark it with.. read more →

23 Jun 2017
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Father’s Day: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Instead of the flowers, here come the neckties. Gone are the pastels, in come the brown hues.  Brunch to celebrate? Well, yes, that’s the same. Last month we had Mother’s Day, this month it’s Father’s Day. Following Anna Jarvis’s successful campaign in 1908 to initiate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day started about seven years later in.. read more →

09 Jun 2017
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Tradition Evolved: The History of Mother’s Day

Ah, Mother’s Day.  The cards, the flowers, the smiles, the gratitude.  The leisurely  brunches and outdoor strolls in the sunshine – spring is blossoming just like you did before your mother’s eyes, all those years she raised you. Yes, motherhood is the hardest job due to its never-endingness and emotional weight, and Mother’s Day is.. read more →

11 May 2017
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Great Gift Idea for a Senior in your Life

There’s always a good excuse to bring a loved one a gift!  The best gifts are those that show you are thinking about the other person and enjoy spending time together.  Surprising as it may sound, Lego sets can be an excellent choice when looking for something special for a senior in your life especially.. read more →

31 Jan 2017
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Dance the Night Away

Weekly low impact dancing has been show to ease the challenges of aging.  Optimally, dancing three times a week will have the greatest impact.  In fact dancing is one of the most popular hobbies for those over the age of 50. Dancing and healthy movement lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels which can be a.. read more →

09 Jan 2017
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Should Grandma be on Facebook?

The younger generation might shy away from having their parents and grandparents meet them in the virtual world of Facebook, but in fact engaging in social media has many benefits for older adults.  As families mature often children and grandchildren no longer live near parents and grandparents.  Keeping in touch over the phone and through.. read more →

08 Nov 2016
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Seniors at the Polls – Leading by Example

Election Day is around the corner and just about everyone has an opinion. Senior citizens are no exception and actually have great relevance to the outcome of the elections. In a close election, as is projected for this upcoming November, every vote really does make a difference. While seniors may have divergent views and reside.. read more →

28 Oct 2016
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