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Living Longer, Living Better

Living longer is both a goal and a reality for many people these days. But we all know that living better is just as important as living longer. Make longer living better living by staying connected to your community, being mindful of your physical and emotional health, and engaging your mind in positive, productive tasks each day.

Steps and health.

Give Us This Day Our Daily Steps

Keeping track of how far your feet take you each day is good for both body and soul.

Millie kept up her workouts with her trainer, Sam, by her side.

She Thought Obesity Was Her Destiny—Her Trainer Disagreed

At 350 pounds she thought she'd never lose weight. Her trainer helped change her mind and her body.

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Millie and two friends smile after taking part in a triathlon

9 Ways to Make Exercise Fun

Need encouragement to move more? Follow these easy exercise tips.

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A woman reflecting by the lake's edge.

It's Never Too Late Quotes

It's never too late to pursue your dreams. If you need some inspiration to follow your heart, no matter what your age, enjoy these inspiring quotes.

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A doctor giving some tips to a senior man.

10 Ways to Boost Your Mood

Follow these positive tips to get a handle on the obstacles of life.

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A caregiver woman walking across a bridge with a senior man.

Depression in Seniors: Don't Ignore These Warnings

There are many symptoms and triggers of depression. Follow these detailed tips on how to support your loved one through this time.

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Finding Serenity in Chaos

Change and acceptance are essential in reaching serenity. Here are six ways to get to that peaceful state of mind.

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James Motter kisses his wife Eileen. The Ohio couple has been married 65 years.

5 Keys to a Great Marriage

This long-term couple shares some core values in achieving a fulfilling marriage.

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Marion and Gene revisited the things that made them each fall in love.

How Marriage Counseling and Communication Revived a Relationship

Contributing Editor Marion Bond West worried that her marriage had gone stale, but a pair of lists and a wise counselor helped her reconnect with her husband.

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5 Ways to Handle Change Smoothly

Change comes no matter what your age —here’s how to set up the right supports and expectations to navigate change with grace and peace.

A depressed senior woman gazes out the window

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Depression

Depression afflicts many older adults, and too often its symptoms are dismissed by those caring for them. Here are some tips for discussing depression with your physician.

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The Healing Power of Touch

From massage therapy to cuddles with your pet, here are 4 affordable ways to bring healing into your life through touch.

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The Positive Power of Telling Your Story

Teaching creative writing at my town’s Senior Center reminded me of how much good comes from putting pen to paper.

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How Crafts Are Helping People with Chronic Illness Heal

How Crafts Are Helping People with Chronic Illness Heal

Through the craft website ConsciousCrafties.com, Karen Thomas empowers others like her who are managing a chronic illness.

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