Senior Tips

Ways to Stay Active this Winter in New Jersey

As the cold weather makes its way to New Jersey each year, it becomes easier to curl up with a warm blanket and harder to find activities to stay busy. However, it’s important to find things to do that will help you stay physically, mentally and socially active during the winter. Staying Physically …
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Things for Seniors to do in Philadelphia

Being the sixth largest city in the United States, it would take much more than this brief article and more than a year of weekends to discover all there is to do in historic Philadelphia. Having said that, let’s look at sights and activities that are sure to make your next weekend trip …
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Assisted Living vs. Continuing Care
Retirement Communities

One of the most common questions people ask is, “What’s the difference between assisted living and continuing care retirement communities?” We at Homestead at Hamilton are happy to share our knowledge about the similarities, and differences, between these two types of communities. Independent and Assisted Living Independent living communities are exactly that: they …
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Preserve Your Favorite Memories:
Scrapbooking for Seniors

If you’re looking for a fun, therapeutic activity to do with an older adult, scrapbooking may just be the answer. Creating a memory book can reduce stress in older people because it allows them to share stories from their life in a creative way. The scrapbooking process can also trigger memories and delay …
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Scientific Advancements in Alzheimer’s Research

Research into Alzheimer’s disease started after 1906, when Dr. Alois Alzheimer discovered changes in the brain tissue of a woman who had died of an unusual mental illness. The woman had experienced memory loss, unpredictable behavior and language problems. After her death, the doctor examined the woman’s brain where he found many abnormal …
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The Rich History of Hamilton, New Jersey

“I believe that the only places in the United States with more history than Hamilton Township are Jamestown and Williamsburg, Virginia,” says Gordon Kontrath, researcher and resident of Hamilton for more than six decades. “There are more historical and archaeological areas in Hamilton than almost anywhere else in the United States. It’s here …
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How to Thaw Winter’s Grip on Arthritic Joint Pain

Can you predict the weather by whether your arthritis flares up or not? If so, you’re not alone. Nearly 68 percent of respondents to a Harvard Medical School survey said that they were sure changes in the weather affected their chronic pain, according to Arthritis Foundation of WA. Every 10-degree drop in temperature …
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How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

We’ve all felt rejuvenated after a good night’s sleep or endured miserable days following a night spent tossing and turning. Sleep, or the lack of it, profoundly affects your life, often in ways you may not even realize. Adequate sleep is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. Quality sleep is the world’s …
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Preventative Tips and Tricks for Healthy Aging

People who make certain healthy lifestyle choices significantly reduce their risk for illnesses, according to research led by Johns Hopkins. In this 8-year study of 6,200 men and women, researchers found people who engage in four specific behaviors reduced their risk for premature death from all causes by an astonishing 80 percent. Those …
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Holiday Safety Tips

For many people, the winter holidays represent one of the most joyous times of the year. Getting together with friends and family members, enjoying good food and drink, and reminiscing about memories provide a source of inspiration and cheer for people around the world. However, the holiday season can also pose dangers, including …
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