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Respect Your Elders: The 14th Dalai Lama »

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Tenzin Gyatso (born 1935), also known as the 14th Dalai Lama, is this week’s #RespectYourElders feature. As the Dalai Lama, Gyatso acts as the de facto political and religious leader of Tibet. He is also one of the most important figures in Buddhi...  

Simple Practices for Strengthening Your Spiritual Health As You Age »

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Older age is a time of change, and that makes it a time of great opportunity. Many retirees take the advantage of a newly-open schedule to take up a charitable cause, explore a new hobby or travel. Why not also consider older age an opportunity to...  

Respect Your Elders: Rita Moreno »

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Actress and singer Rita Moreno (born 1931) is this week’s #RespectYourElders feature. Moreno was born in Puerto Rico and moved to New York City with her mother early in her childhood. At age 11, she began voice acting for Spanish dubbings of En...  

3 Ways Aging Leads to a Better Life »

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The older we grow, the better life becomes. Mary Ann Spina, a Pastoral Associate at Holy Cross Church in Deerfield, Il, recently hosted an event at Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services focused on turning around the perception that because our bo...  

Respect Your Elders: Coretta Scott King »

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Lifelong civil rights activist Coretta Scott King (1927-2006) is this week’s #RespectYourElders feature. Coretta became involved with the civil rights movement while studying music and education at Antioch College, where she joined the campus ch...  

3 Ways to Help Your Loved One Open Up About Spirituality and Aging »

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Most of us spend our lives wondering what will come next. From mundane tasks like which bill we have to pay, to more significant decisions like how many kids we’ll have, our minds are always a few steps ahead. For our older loved ones, though, won...  

The Importance of Spiritual Health As We Grow Older »

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Do you view aging as a spiritual journey as well as a physical one? For many people, aging comes with challenges. Health concerns, family and career changes can make older age feel very different than the stages of life that come before it. But o...  

Looking Forward: Embracing the New Year as an Older Adult »

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With so many of us feeling refreshed and optimistic after the holiday season, there’s no better time to start planning to make 2016 your best year. Whether or not you are a fan of making New Year’s resolutions, the beginning of the year is a great...  

6 Ways Seniors Can Prepare Their Homes for Winter »

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Older adults have a higher risk of weather-related health issues and injuries, particularly in the cold winter months. Icy sidewalks and snowy yards and roads make falling a risk for some older adults, and hypothermia and frostbite are real risks ...  

How to Plan Holiday Meals for Older Adults With Dietary Restrictions »

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This holiday season, what food are you most looking forward to? Maybe a tender ham, a sweet slice of pie with ice cream, or even a cocktail or two? If this sounds similar to the menu for your holiday meals, you aren’t alone. Unfortunately, for ma...