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Dr. Julie Masters

10 Frequently Asked Questions for Gerontologists

"A gerontologist looks at the big picture. So where are you having some challenges? Are there some things that might be missing from your life that we could help recover or restore? What can we do to help you maintain your connection to community? We come up with services and resources that allow people to age with dignity," Dr. Julie Masters explains.

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Best Family Movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu 2018

If you are up for some family-friendly movies this summer, you may want to check out some blockbusters on the following on-demand video-streaming service providers: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu.

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Vaccines for Seniors Covered by Medicare

Vaccines help those with weakened immune systems and chronic health conditions protect themselves against infections and diseases. Many people think vaccines only apply to children, but they can be life-saving for seniors, as well.

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Preventing Dehydration in the Elderly

A study of more than 15,000 Americans found that among older adults age 71 and above, 95 percent of elder men and 83 percent of elder women do not drink enough water. These inadequate fluid levels can lead to serious or life-threatening health conditions including urinary and kidney problems, seizures and heatstroke.

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Senior Nutrition: Light Summer Meal Ideas

Here are some simple vegetarian dishes that use summer fruits and vegetables and that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less.

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Create a Music Playlist for Someone With Alzheimer’s/Dementia

Neuroscientists believe that music can evoke emotions—emotions, in turn, trigger recollection of memories. Music seems effective in re-activating the brains of people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia, allowing them to remember something from their past.

Michael Coluccio, Recreation Therapist

10 Frequently Asked Questions for Recreational Therapists

Recreational therapy, also known as therapeutic recreation, engages a person in an activity of leisure to help restore their functionality following an illness, accident or infirmity. Recreational therapy promotes a client’s self-esteem and self-efficacy, which is “I think I can do this.”

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U.S. Vacations for Seniors With Limited Mobility

You have reached your senior years and now have more time for vacations, but your limited mobility is a concern. With some advance planning and the tips we share here, you can leisurely travel most anywhere in the United States.

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Technology for Seniors Made Easy

Although technology can improve the quality of life, older adults are often reluctant to learn or adopt it. Social networking sites, such as Facebook, seem to be the only exception that broke the learning barrier.