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Stress Relief Tips for Seniors (and Everyone Else)

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Aug 3, 2017 8:55:00 AM

We all let the little things get to us sometimes. It is important to know when to step aside and take some time for yourself to relax and destress. Here are a few of the stress-relief techniques we were able to uncover:

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Signs of Dehydration Checklist

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jul 18, 2017 1:00:00 PM

It’s no secret that the heat of the summer can have a serious impact on your body, especially for older adults. Older bodies do not feel thirst as much, and kidney function decreases. After age 60, the proportion of total body fluids to body weight is about 52% in men and 46% in women, compared to 60% and 52% for adults under 40. This makes the danger of dehydration greater.

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Embrace Quaker Values at the Admiral at the Lake

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jul 10, 2017 2:10:00 PM

Since the 1970s, Kendal, the not-for-profit parent company of The Admiral at the Lake, has worked to transform our culture’s view of aging and older persons, stressing the potential for fulfillment and continuing contribution during the later stages of life.

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Favorite Summer Foods

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jul 6, 2017 11:21:00 AM

What are your favorite treats during the summer? There are so many to choose from, it’s hard to narrow them down. Keep a generous supply of fresh fruits and vegetables on hand during the summer to help prevent dehydration. Today, we would like to tell you about the benefits of each of these nutrient-packed summer foods.

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Remember The Little Engine That Could?

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Apr 13, 2017 12:55:02 PM

The lesson conveyed by this adorable children’s book is as relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1930. It teaches us that hardship, rejection, and disappointment can be overcome through perseverance, stewardship, and kindness. While The Little Engine That Could delivers a powerful message, the happy ending we see in this story doesn’t always ring true in real life. Let’s explore why that is.

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Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Forms of Dementia

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Apr 11, 2017 2:45:00 PM

While scientists continue to search for a cure for brain-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s Disease, numerous studies have revealed lifestyle changes that have been shown to preserve cognitive abilities. Let’s explore the brain-healthy lifestyle.

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Count the Blessings of Growing Older

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Feb 22, 2017 12:35:36 PM

Now that you’re retired, you can use your age to your advantage. Count these 14 benefits of growing older:

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Are You Older and Wiser?

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Feb 16, 2017 8:37:00 AM

Most older people believe in the phrase “older and wiser”. Each of us can point to situations where we behaved better as older people than we did when we were young.

However, recently, researchers have examined the phrase and found that older people aren’t necessarily wiser. That conclusion makes sense, of course, but why do so many of us believe we are wiser?

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How Love Improves Life

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Feb 10, 2017 5:00:46 PM

We all want to experience love, don’t we? Your heart soars, and your attention focuses on the one you love.

When love is good, it’s also good for you, according to research studies.

And although some studies equate love with marriage, since 88% of U.S. residents marry for love, it’s a valid equation.
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7 Nutrition Tips Especially for Winter

Posted by nmiller on Jan 20, 2017 3:47:58 AM
Maintaining proper nutrition in winter is not always easy. Holiday treats, alcohol and comfort foods are readily available. And who feels like making a healthy salad when you can hear the wind howling outside and you can’t seem to get warm?

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