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Just make them laugh

Aging is tough. We need to find ways to bring joy back to our seniors.

Aging is tough. We need to find ways to bring joy back to our seniors. Last week, my grandma had quite a bit of difficulty getting out of the room. She fell the day before. Although she had no injuries, it made her weaker. It was an intense and stressful situation getting to the dinner …

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It is time to engage your grandparents. Here’s how

It is time to engage your grandparents. Here’s how.

Sarah and her grandma Living with my grandma all my life has many advantages. I get delicious homecooked food everyday. I picked up the Hokkien dialect from a young age and listen to stories about olden Singapore. But, with assignments piling up, I find myself interacting with her less than I wish to. I often …

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How To Assess Your Level of Flexibility

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Any senior who is deciding to be proactive about stretching and increasing their flexibility is on the right track. However, before you start on your journey, it’s important to know where you currently stand. The only way to do that is to assess your level of flexibility before starting. This will not only give you …

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Flexibility in Seniors: 3 Common Misconceptions and Mistakes

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If you’ve read the book, ‘Stretching’, by Bob Anderson back in the 1970s, you will probably have noticed this important statement he wrote, ‘If you stretch correctly and regularly, you’ll find that every movement you make becomes easier.’ All these years later, his quote still holds true because human anatomy hasn’t changed much. The more …

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How Seniors Can Benefit From Regular Stretching

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Joseph Pilates, the founder of the Pilates physical fitness system once said, “If your spine is stiff at 30, you are old. If it is flexible at 60, you are young.” He couldn’t have said it better. However, when you are young, you are healthier, stronger and your body is less sensitive. As age creeps …

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17 Activity Ideas For Seniors

Study shows that happier seniors tend to show a decline in activities of daily living over time. Here are 17 activities to engage seniors

Are you looking for activity ideas to engage seniors in Singapore? You may be looking to engage someone at home, or maybe, you’re planning a visit to a nursing home or senior activity centre. Fret Not! Here’s some activity ideas for you. When we think of caregiving, it is often about ensuring that our loved …

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Sibling Conflict in Caregiving

When caregivers talk about the stress of caring for their parents, the next issue that they bring up is most often that they lack the support from their siblings. When taking on such a huge emotional and physical task, you would naturally need as much help as you can get. Uncertainty in the situation of …

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