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Aging in place refers to the choice many seniors make to remain in their homes as they grow older (as opposed to moving into a retirement community or nursing home). It's one of the more important decisions that most individuals make during their golden years, and as such, it bears careful consideration.

 

Remaining at home isn't feasible for everyone; however, for those who can manage it, the benefits of aging in place are significant. For example:

As people age, their needs and abilities also evolve. This is particularly true for seniors who have chosen to age in place, and who may eventually have difficulty navigating their normal routines and activities without a little extra help.

Fortunately, there are a variety of resources for senior citizens available. However, for people who aren't familiar with where to look, it can be difficult to know what senior resource services are available. Here, we've outlined a few of the most common needs that seniors have, and where to look for help:

If you're a California resident, odds are you've become accustomed to the signs and public notices warning of the state's now years-long drought. But even as Californians learn to adapt to drier and hotter temperatures, some side effects of the drought are proving harder to get used to—including higher water bills.

Earlier this spring, the Alameda County Water District and other Bay Area water suppliers enacted drought surcharges, and they're not the only ones. In March of 2022, the Voice of San Diego reported that even though residents of the city have been successful in decreasing their water usage nearly by half, the cost of water continues to rise.

Days are growing longer, temperatures are rising, and green things are emerging. Like everyone else, you've probably experienced the urge to leave the house and enjoy the outdoor world—and what better way to do so than to take your exercise outside? In addition to reaping the usual perks of exercise, you'll also get to enjoy all the benefits of spending time in nature—such as reduced stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure, and better mood.

Of course, some forms of exercise are better suited to the outdoors than others, and particularly for seniors, there are some important safety concerns to be aware of when exercising outside. Here, we'll go through a few of the best types of outdoor exercise for seniors, as well as ways to ensure that you're staying safe and healthy.

Ask a handful of volunteers about their motivation for donating their time and energy, and you'll likely get a slew of different answers. Whatever their reasons for volunteering, it's clear that the process of giving back to their community is a rewarding one. Even aside from the satisfaction of making a positive difference in the world, it turns out that volunteering comes with a host of other benefits, some of which are a lot more tangible and long-lasting than you might initially think.