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  • For Seniors: Pass On Your Love of Music

    Introducing some of your cherished tunes to a grandchild may provide a great catalyst for imparting information about your past.

  • Gardening in Your Senior Years

    Whether the move is to a smaller townhouse, apartment, or assisted living center, physical challenges and a lack of space can confront gardeners.

  • How Hobbies Help Your Health

    That hobby you've been toying with could be your prescription for a healthier, more satisfying life.

  • Older Adults and the Importance of Social Interaction

    Research has shown that social interaction offers older adults many benefits. Staying socially active and maintaining interpersonal relationships can help you maintain good physical and emotional health and cognitive function.

  • Pets Fill a Special Role in Seniors' Lives

    Having a pet can be a boon to body and soul—especially as we age. Pets can relieve stress—which may help explain why studies have found that pet owners have lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

  • Retired? It's Time to Join the Club

    Now that you've retired, what are you going to do with all that spare time?

  • Seniors Can Maximize Happiness by Minimizing Clutter

    It's tough to enjoy the golden years among bundles of old newspapers, stacks of store receipts and collections of used margarine tubs. You're also at higher risk for falls and fires.

  • Volunteers Gain While They Give

    Mature adults make up an enormous pool of knowledge, talent, experience, and expertise. Many find volunteering offers a way to use skills they gained through a lifetime.

  • When Sadness Is Seasonal

    If you feel depressed during fall and winter months, you may have a form of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD).