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Taking a Reality Check
Sometimes we get so caught up in our day to day activities (or get stuck and mourn the lack of enjoyable activities) after we retire that we forget to take a reality check on how we are spending our precious time. We canít change the past but can learn how to make our futures ďall they can be.Ē

Taking the Heat for Eating Meat
Most of us enjoy meat as a regular part of our diet, so it is painful to hear that eating meat is now deemed a health risk. Learn why it is important to cut back, options for making the shift, and which foods are best as replacements.

Technology as We Age
Statistics show that many older persons are not keeping up with technology and get very frustrated when trying to learn, such as using smart phones. There are many tech tools that would be useful to us as we age and enhance our quality of life. The key is to go slowly but go!

The Happiness Factor
Happiness increases as we surpass sixty years of age because as we've aged we tend to deal better with negative circumstances than younger folks. Learn how to be proactive in making our lives more enjoyable as we get older and how we naturally become more attuned to having a better life.

The Importance of Laughter
Laughter is a very important part of life and especially important as we age. It helps to keep us balanced and lowers our stress levels. Check out this article for some ideas for building humor and smiles into each day.

The Use and Abuse of Health Websites and Apps
Since older adults are using the computer more frequently and have more health issues as we age, we need to be aware of the risks of on line health programs and promises. Learn how to use the thousands of health-related websites and store bought applications safely!

Tips for Medication Safety
As we age it is normal to take more prescription and over the counter drugs than when we were younger. Therefore, it is also more common to have drug interactions and drug side effects. Read about the numerous tips to ensure that your medications don't become a negative to your health!

Volunteering in Later Years
Studies have shown that people who volunteer often feel that they receive more than they give and lead happier, healthier lives. Read about how volunteering can add to our quality of life!

Ways to "Lighten Up"
Most of us have too much "stuff" and find it harder and harder to let go of it as we age. These are things we worked hard for and we keep them whether we are using them or not, causing clutter and a disorganized atmosphere. Read and learn about ways to make letting go much easier.

Whatís Up with Nutrition Drinks?
As we age, nutrition drinks can be the answer to offering us the extra vitamins and minerals we need. However, there are down sides to the drinks, and we need to know how to use them safely. Learn more about nutritional drinks and how to use them wisely as snacks or meal replacements.

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