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Can Vitamin D Protect Against COVID-19?

Can Vitamin D Protect Against COVID-19?

We’ve all heard that vitamin D is important for strong bones. It’s also been studied for its role in preventing depression, cancer, diabetes and heart disease. And a recent study shows that it could also be helpful in the fight against COVID-19. Before we get into...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Houseplants

The Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Houseplants

There’s something about a bit of green—real green—in the home that perks everything and everyone up. And anyone can keep a plant alive. Even those who have managed to kill a cactus (very difficult) can learn to do this. It’s a simple matter of following three basic...

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Five Senior Blogs to Perk Up Your Day

Five Senior Blogs to Perk Up Your Day

There are an estimated 500 million blogs on the internet—and quite a lot of them aren’t worth your time. Plus, thank goodness, there are phases of life you’re made it through, and you aren’t looking back. Like surviving middle school or managing the terrible twos. But...

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Veterans Benefits: Does the VA Pay for Senior Care?

Veterans Benefits: Does the VA Pay for Senior Care?

More than one third of Americans over age 65 are either wartime veterans or the spouse of a wartime vet, who may qualify for a pension program through the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), commonly referred to as ''Aid & Attendance." Yet, only a small fraction...

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The Importance of Balance

The Importance of Balance

Maintaining good balance is important for everyone. It helps us stay steady on our feet, climb steps and safely bend over to pick something up. And that translates into the freedom to enjoy life more, whether it’s playing fetch with the dog or strolling with your...

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Volunteer Virtually!

Volunteer Virtually!

If you’ve been wanting to pay it forward but need to stay socially distant, consider volunteering virtually!  Small acts of service and kindness have always added up to enormous changes in the lives of others and there are many ways to volunteer from the comfort of...

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Foods that Boost Brain Health

Foods that Boost Brain Health

You are what you eat. That was the conventional wisdom handed down by our parents. They probably weren’t sure why it was true, but they saw it played out in daily life. They didn’t need research to confirm that a carrot is better for you than a cookie. But we can...

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You Are Never Too Young or Too Old To Learn Something New

You Are Never Too Young or Too Old To Learn Something New

At The Blake, fun and new learning are at the heart of our resident engagement programs.  Our commitment to lifelong learning starts with even the youngest family members in our communities through intergenerational programs and events that are exciting for multiple...

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Physically, but not socially distant!

Physically, but not socially distant!

With social distancing becoming the new norm, our first thoughts turn to those we love and love to be around. How can we still stay safe yet connected to our loved ones? As social creatures, humans need to interact with others. Thanks to technology it’s easier than...

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Healthy Steps for Healthy Sleep

Healthy Steps for Healthy Sleep

Have you noticed that you just don’t sleep as well as you used to? As our bodies age we tend to have more difficulty getting the rest we need because of our sleep patterns changing. We all know how important shut eye is, it plays a huge role in our health. A good...

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