Category: Senior Health

Senior Health: Allergy-Friendly Recipes

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Allergy-Friendly Recipes Sugar Cookies for Food Allergy Awareness Week Milk-free, Egg-free, Peanut-free, Tree nut-free COOKIES ⅔ cup shortening ¾ cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 ½ T. water, 1 ½ T. oil, 1 tsp. baking powder; combined teal food coloring (optional) 4 tsp. water 2 cups flour, sifted 1 ½ tsp. baking soda ¼ Read more…

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Friday’s Fit Seniors: It’s Never Too Late to Exercise

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A new study finds that regular physical activity later in life boosts the likelihood of healthy aging up to sevenfold. What’s more, the findings, published yesterday in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, show that it’s never too late to start. “Significant health benefits were even seen among participants who became physically active relatively late in life,” wrote the study authors, Read more…

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Friday’s Fit Seniors: Keeping Your Heart Healthy

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Eating right and exercising will help keep your heart healthy but is there anything else that you can do?  Smile Senior Care has found a list of things to do to keep your heart healthy and happy! Hugging! Who doesn’t love a good hug?  Turns out, those big cuddly hugs you get when your grandchildren Read more…

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Friday’s Fit Seniors: Test your Brain with Tongue Twisters

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If you can say this phrase ten times fast,a team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) would say that you are pretty sharp! : “pad kid poured curd pulled cod.”   The team has been researching tongue twisters, those seemingly simple words or phrases that when spoken quickly and repeatedly make our brains Read more…

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Friday’s Fit Seniors: Could Fried Foods Give You Cancer?

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Smile Senior Care knows that we can all stand to cut back on fried foods to benefit our bodies, but now the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants us to know that there’s another reason to kick fried foods out of our diets — a chemical called acrylamide, which forms in foods cooked at a Read more…

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National Toy and Gift Safety Awareness Month

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Smile Senior Care knows that you love seeing your grandchildren playing with all of the new toys they received for the holidays but let’s take a moment to observe this month’s awareness.  It is National Toy and Gift Safety Awareness Month. Approximately 217,000 children are treated at hospital emergency rooms for toy-related injuries. Age Appropriate Read more…

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Smile Senior Care Observes National Diabetes Month

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Smile Senior Care is observing National Diabetes Month.  It is very important for senior health to manage and prevent this condition.  Here is a quick overview of what diabetes is: Diabetes can be controlled by diet and exercise.  In more advanced cases, medication is needed.  You can live a normal lifestyle with diabetes with a Read more…

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Senior Cooking Corner: Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes Fall is here and one of the best side dishes for any fall meal is Sweet Potatoes!  Smile Senior Care searched for a recipe that would enable you to have to decadent taste of sweet potatoes without the unhealthy components of the traditional recipes.  Try this Roasted Sweet Potato recipe with your Read more…

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Friday’s Fit Seniors: Great Dental Health

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Seniors should pay special attention to their health and senior care, we know this.  However, are we giving our chompers just as much attention?  Smile Senior Care urges seniors to get routine screenings for their teeth to make sure that we have a healthy mouth well into our advanced years. Plaque Problems? Plaque is a Read more…

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Senior’s Cooking Corner: Old Fashioned Apple Nut Crisp

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Old-Fashioned Apple-Nut Crisp Fall is here and it’s time to enjoys it’s wonderful treats and seasonal bounty!  Smile Senior Care loves to find healthful recipes that still satisfy our seniors’ sense of nostalgia for the wonderful comfort foods of their youth.  Seniors, ask your home care aide to assist you in preparing this dish, then Read more…

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