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Strength Exercises for Older Adults

We all know that in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you need to be physically active. There are all sorts of ways to workout — ranging from yoga all the way to high cardio activities like biking and running. But if your current workout routine doesn’t include strength exercises, you could be missing out on some big health and fitness benefits. In …
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How to Prevent Depression in Older Adults

Depression in Older Adults Going through life, everyone has their ups and downs. But depression is a serious illness that can make daily life difficult to manage for weeks, months or even years. Sometimes called “clinical depression” or “depressive disorder,” depression is unfortunately common amongst older adults. However, this doesn’t mean that it has to be a part of your daily life.  As …
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The Best Places to go Hiking in New Jersey

With summer weather finally moving in, you might be wondering about what some of the best outdoor activities to do with your friends and family are. While a trip to the shore, the pool or an outdoor garden are fun options, hiking is also an activity that is perfect for this season. Not sure where the best hiking in New Jersey is? Check …
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Things to do in Van Saun Park in Bergen County

Spanning over 146 acres, Van Saun Park offers a wide variety of activities and attractions, like the Bergen County Zoo, train rides, the historic Washington Spring Garden, plenty of playgrounds for the little ones, as well as picnic and fishing areas. So, when the weather forecast is looking promising, here are a few things you can enjoy at Van Saun Park.
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Shopping in Bergen County, NJ

Want to have a shopping outing or looking to find holiday or birthday gifts? Whether it’s a shopping spree or you have specific items or a certain someone in mind, Bergen County has numerous shopping areas and malls to choose from for all of your shopping needs. If you’re looking for places to shop in Wyckoff and Bergen County, New Jersey we’ve got …
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Why Downsizing Means Right-Sizing for Seniors

Downsizing your home and moving to a CCRC offers several benefits including  a healthier, safer, and more vibrant lifestyle. Moving is difficult at any age. Between hiring the movers, going through decades’ worth of belongings, and packing and unpacking, moving is a process that takes a lot of time, organizational skills, and an extra dose of patience. However, as the baby boomer generation …
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Independent Living: Who Benefits the Most?

Independent living communities are designed for active senior adults.  Independent living can offer various types of living arrangements, including apartments, condominiums, townhomes, cottages and single-family homes. These housing options vary from community to community. What is an Independent Living community? Independent living residents are able to live on their own in an apartment, cottage or townhome, but want to enjoy the conveniences of …
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Resources for Retirement in NJ

Resources for Retirement in NJ Federal and State Resources There are various resources from both local and state governments about retirement to help you become better informed. Retirement is an adjustment, so it is beneficial to know the facts in advance. It can only help you to be as informed as possible when preparing for retirement; including understanding the age to apply for …
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Getting Ready for Retirement in NJ

Tips for Retirement Save as much as possible. Cut extra expenses. Maybe you go out for lunch every day or most days at work or stop to get coffee on the way into the office. These expenses add up quickly and cutting them out by bringing your lunch or making coffee at home can save a sizeable chunk of change over the long …
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Things to do in Wayne, NJ

Wayne, New Jersey offers a variety of things to do, including both indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy with friends and family. The Wayne Township is located in Passaic County, New Jersey, only about twenty minutes from Wyckoff, NJ and twenty-five miles from New York City, NY. If you’re looking for something to do or have guests visiting, below is a brief list …
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