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    Florence Harp can sleep later

    Some residents are content to spend their days sitting quietly alone in their rooms.Florence Harp isn’t one of them.In her five years as a resident, Florence has been involved in just about anything and everything the community has to offer. From puzzles and bingo to exercise and craft classes she is seemingly always on the go.“I don’t like to stay in my room by myself because if I do, I’ll get bored and just lay down to sleep,” said Florence. “I participate i...

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    5 lessons from the oldest old

    By Robert DiGiacomoNew York Times reporter John Leland thought he knew how to write about the “oldest old” — people 85 and up. For a proposed year-long series, he figured he would chronicle a laundry list of their issues: things like the dangers of falling, financial pressures and family conflict.As Leland delved deeper, however, he realized the people in this age group were more than the sum of their problems. And he saw how much he didn’t know about the realities o...

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    Tell Your Doctor What’s on Your Bucket List

    Your doctor can’t read your mind. A doctor assumes everyone wants to live and continue to live the best, healthiest, happiest life possible — but that means something different for everyone. If your doctor knows about your long-term goals and “bucket list” items, however, that can be used to direct your health plan and goals.Dr.

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    5 Life Lessons From Stephen Hawking

    As the passing of renowned physicist and public intellectual Stephen Hawking is met with grief and remembrance the world over, Next Avenue wanted to honor the man who educated the world on a host of issues by sharing five important lessons we learned from him:1. Trust in science, but remember that we haven’t uncovered all its mysteries yet.At 22, Professor Hawking was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neuron disease and told he only had a few years to live. For most of his adult life, he...

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    One Surprising Way Older Adults Can Get Healthier

    Whether or not we actually do the right things to improve our health, many of us probably assume we know what they are. Walk more. Quit smoking.

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