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Free St. Louis Flu Shots 2016

posted by Ted Ryan on September 20, 2016

Flu season is on the horizon, making this the best time to get your yearly flu shot. The flu shot is the best way to prevent getting sick but takes two weeks to begin protecting you, so it is wise to act early. This is also a great time to get a flu shot because October is filled with opportunities to get it for free. The following calendar includes upcoming free flu shot opportunities in St. Louis. 

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Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day!

posted by Ted Ryan on August 18, 2016

Sunday is National Senior Citizens Day – an event that encourages us to reach out and honor the elderly population. Senior Citizens Day began in 1988, when President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847.

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5 Fun August Activities for Seniors & Grandkids

posted by Ted Ryan on July 27, 2016

Caring for senior loved ones can be demanding. Caregiving duties don’t take a summer break, making these months particularly tough for members of the sandwich generation, caring for elderly parents and young children. We found some St. Louis outings for seniors and kids to enjoy before heading back to school. 

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Enjoying Summer Events with Seniors

posted by Ted Ryan on June 28, 2016

The Fourth of July is a popular holiday to spend with friends and family enjoying barbecue, parades and fireworks. Celebrations with senior loved ones may require a little extra planning due to frail conditions or memory issues. These guidelines can help everyone enjoy the Fourth of July and other gatherings this summer. 

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Meal Services Help Seniors Stay Healthy at Home

posted by Ted Ryan on June 20, 2016

Maintaining a healthy diet can improve mental sharpness, immunity, energy levels, recovery times and help better manage chronic health problems. Meal services help ensure that seniors get the nutrition needed to continue enjoying the highest possible quality of life as they age. 

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Community Concerts - Fun for Seniors & Caregivers

posted by Ted Ryan on May 31, 2016

Summer’s the season to get out and have fun. For seniors, who often find themselves spending more time alone, summer concerts are a great way to add a bit of social activity to their routine. 

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Punching Back at Parkinson's Disease

posted by Ted Ryan on May 18, 2016

CBS Sunday Morning recently aired an inspiring segment about an unusual program helping people with Parkinson’s disease (included below this post). Rock Steady Boxing features boxing-based workouts to strengthen abilities that Parkinson’s disease attacks, such as agility, speed, endurance, coordination and strength.

The program has taken off and St. Louis recently joined the growing number of cities with a Rock Steady Boxing Affiliate.

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Gardening – A Senior Activity for the Body & Mind

posted by Ted Ryan on April 28, 2016

Many seniors celebrate the arrival of spring by returning to their gardens. In addition to being a way to enjoy nature, gardening can also help seniors maintain their independence.

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Pickleball – Promoting Fitness & Fun for Seniors

posted by Ted Ryan on April 14, 2016

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America and, judging by the fliers popping up around town, seems to be taking St. Louis by storm. So, just what in the world is it?

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Enjoy Exercise and Fresh Air with the Senior Walking Club

posted by Ted Ryan on March 28, 2016

Spring is the time of year when many of us want to get out and enjoy Mother Nature. Seniors can do just that with Chesterfield’s Senior Walking Club. The Chesterfield Parks, Recreation and Arts Division hosts these walks every week, beginning April 20 through May 25.

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