Ways to Stay Healthy as We Age

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  • Post last modified:October 31, 2022

For twenty years, September has been designated as Healthy Aging Month. This annual event focuses on the benefits of getting older, with special attention to the 70 million Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) and more than 65 million Generation Xers (born between 1965 and 1980), sometimes called the "middle child" generation. With approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 every day, this is more important than ever before.  According to projections by the Census Bureau, older adults are…

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Achieving Simplicity

Every person views a simple life differently. For me, achieving simplicity means eliminating the unnecessary, choosing serenity over chaos, and spending time on what's important in my life—identifying what’s important and getting rid of everything else. But, achieving simplicity is a bit more complicated than that. We suggest picking one of the areas below and working through each of them as you feel comfortable. “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify.” — Henry David Thoreau  …

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Senior Downsizing

Around 51% of retirees over 50 decide to move and downsize. This can be an emotional process, especially if you've lived in one place for a while. The following tips can help you decide if downsizing is right for you and make the process easier. Reasons to Downsize Weather. One study shows 25% of older adults plan to move to a warmer climate. Logistics. Stairs, long driveways, outdated bathrooms, and other infrastructure can make it harder to age in…

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Tackling Spring Cleaning This Year

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  • Post last modified:May 18, 2023

Spring cleaning your entire home can feel overwhelming. You'll ensure it all gets done by breaking it down into smaller chunks. Start by making a plan you can stick to, with different rooms and tasks for each one. Start by decluttering and gathering your cleaning supplies for each room before you start.  Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something we have recommended. This commission…

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Benefits of Shopping Secondhand

Secondhand Wardrobe Day is observed every August 25th. In addition to saving money, buying secondhand clothing saves the Earth's resources. Rather than filling up landfills, secondhand clothing is cheaper, lasts longer, and is already "preshrunk to fit," so you know exactly what you're getting.  Another day to observe is April 24th, Fashion Revolution Day, and Fashion Revolution Week, which occurs annually during the week of April 24th, the anniversary of the Bangladesh Rana Plaza disaster. The Rana Plaza complex…

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