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How to Maintain a Long-Distance Friendship

Senior man video chatting using laptop
Long ago, before the invention of the telephone, staying in touch with a friend who lived across the country was quite difficult. Handwritten letters were the primary form of communication — and while they certainly carried a romantic charm, they could ...
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Tips for Reconnecting with Old Friends

Smiling senior woman talking on phone while outside in winter
Some people like to say that we have friends for a reason, a season, or a lifetime, inspired by a poem by Brian A. “Drew” Chalker. But even if you enjoyed a certain friendship during a particular period of your ...
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Christmas Games for Seniors

Smiling senior woman wearing christmas sweater and hat
With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll embrace this festive season before we have to say goodbye to it and welcome the new year. Scheduling game nights with family and friends is the ...
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Christmas Crafts for Seniors

Santa hands writing letter
Christmas crafts can brighten a holiday table or provide that perfect heartfelt gift for somebody you love. They can also be a fun way to spend time with your friends and family on a snowy winter afternoon. Get creative and ...
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Fall Trivia for Seniors

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Trick or treat! Are you ready for Halloween? You might have your decorations up, but there’s nothing scarier than not having the right icebreaker at a fall get-together. Scroll down to explore some fall trivia for seniors. These autumnal fun ...
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The Joy of Giving Back

Older senior woman chatting with young man, who is reading from a book
“Goodness is the only investment that never fails.” This quote from philosopher Henry David Thoreau illustrates a basic truth about the joy that comes from trying to make the world a better place. For seniors who spend their golden years ...
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Positive Affirmations for Seniors

Positive Affirmations for Seniors
A kind word or two from someone you care about can help you through a difficult day. But did you know that the words you say to yourself can have a huge impact, too? That’s why positive affirmations for seniors ...
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Historical Sites in Nebraska

Chimney Rock National Historic Site
There’s something magical about visiting an important historical site. With a little imagination, you can pretend that you’re stepping back in time, seeing the world through the eyes of someone who lived decades or even centuries before you. Fortunately for ...
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Christmas Gifts for Seniors in Assisted Living

Smiling senior couple opening gifts on Christmas
Making a home in an assisted living community offers many advantages. Seniors generally enjoy a sense of community with other residents and have someone else to handle cooking, cleaning, laundry, transportation, and common maintenance chores. They may even have assistance ...
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How to Practice Gratitude Daily

Close-up of senior woman writing in journal
A little bit of gratitude can go a long way. Focusing on gratitude can give you a more positive mindset and improve your relationships with others. Make a plan for how to practice gratitude daily, and you’ll find yourself with ...
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