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2017: Pet of the Month

Pet at a Glance Pets: JuLian, a Purbred ChowChow Age: 10 Location: Woodstock, NY/NYC   Meet JuLian: For the past ten years, JuLian has been our wonderful pet.  Though he was bought as a show dog, he could not be shown due to major hip surgery.  A triple osteotomy.  He survived this surgery with flying colors at 5 months

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The World of Aging: Sticking it with Acupuncture

By | aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | June 2017 About Your Skin and Face ~ @age 50s and 60+ What women expect according to Charlotte’s Book is they only have about one-tenth of the estrogen they previously had.  Because estrogen stimulates collagen and oil production, this dramatic loss during menopause can manifest as very dry,

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Log Piles ~ Turned into ART!

Looking for a challenge?  Here ya go spunky seniors! If you live in the country/mountains, get creative and turn your logs into art.  But do you have the skills to organize a huge pile of logs into anyone of these artwork? Get inspired and create your log pile.  Use them up during the cold winter

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Teeth Whitening After Age 50!

  By:  Nick P | Member for Spunky Seniors Club® | June 2017 If cared for properly, your teeth can last a lifetime.     To all spunky seniors: Being 50 and older versus 18 and older ~ notably it’s almost the same when it comes down to your teeth.  Study shows that 47% of

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Aging and Posture!

  By | Frank S | SSC Member |June 2017 | It’s never too late ~ to correct your posture.  Take a look! Who knew that slouching sitting or walking, could do so much damage to your posture.  Having bad posture is something most of us don’t even think about — until we start to experience negative

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5 NYS Wineries You’ll Never Forget!

[Image Courtesy of Pixabay] By | Peter Duran III | Member – Spunky Seniors Club | June 2017 Spunky Seniors wine lovers and wine connoisseurs, for the love of wine, we think you’ll like these wineries.  It’s worth the time to take a vacation into the wine country with other like-minded people and have a

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Thinning & Gray Hair

  By | Writer: Eric Turner  |  18 Year Old College Student  |  June 2017  As we get older, changes in our hair are almost and always inevitable. Some lucky people will take a full and colorful head of hair to their grave, but it’s much more common that your hair will grow gray and

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Many Uses of Sandpaper!

DIY Tips with Sandpaper How to speed up your seeds to sprout If you have seeds such as peas, cilantro, and lupines that are  coated on the surface, you should slightly dull the surface using a very-fine- sandpaper or even a pumice. This will help the seeds to absorb water better and to start growing.

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Get Creative With DIY

  Being creative, according to creativesomething, means solving a problem in a new way. It means changing your perspective. Being creative means taking risks and ignoring doubt and facing fears. It means breaking with routine and doing something different for the sake of doing something different. It means mapping out a thousand different routes to

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Can You Really Save Enough for Retirement

  By: Andrew Altman | SlickBucks.com | May 2017 | Mutual funds are an easy way to save and invest for retirement. It’s possible to buy many mutual funds with lower increments of money and to reinvest dividends in the mutual fund. That means investors in tax-advantaged mutual funds can also avoid reinvestment risk. Unlike a

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Vacationing in More Than a Thousand Islands

  By | Writer: Eric Turner | 18 Year Old College Student | May 2017 |       To the Thousand Island in Upstate New York The Thousand Islands are more than just a name given to a salad dressing.  A cluster of one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four islands, the Thousand Islands sit

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Cruising is the Lifestyle

  By:  Pearl Preston  | for Spunky Seniors Club® | mailto:Pearleaston0@gmail.com For anyone who is into cruising, it is a lure for any age group, but especially conducive for people over 50 plus, retirees, and seniors. Economically, you get more bang for your buck, along with luxury, rest, and relaxation at your fingertips, not to

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4 Ways for Active Seniors to Find Love This Spring

  By:  Jason Lewis ~ Strongwell | May 2017  After spending all winter huddled indoors with hot tea and television, you’re ready to get out and get moving now that warmer weather has arrived. The colder months can be tough for active people and can cause an affect on your mental health, and many re-emerge in

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Is Clapping Good for Your Health?

  Let me tell ya some of the benefits that may help you by just clapping your hands. Did you know, that clapping your hands may be a godsend for your health? We don’t want you to think of this as being a joke, but it might happen.  From all that we know, clapping is

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Soft Skin ~ for Grandkids!

By:  Eric Turner, Age 17 | Lead Writer and Editor at The Multi Hyphenate University at Albany, SUNY |  Nobody wants to watch their grandchildren wipe kisses off their face as they walk away.  For many seniors, keeping their skin healthy, and grandkid approved, can be an issue.  However, with a little bit of maintenance, you’ll

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Festival, Festival, Festivals.

By:  Joseph L. | Member of the Spunky Seniors Club® | April 2017 The weather is looking good so far, and the ice and snow has gone.  Now is the time for some fun Festivals to frolic around in and enjoy yourself.  If you live in the city or just about anywhere, a long vacation

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Tips for Seniors on Hiring a Moving Company

By: jason@strongwell.org | April 5, 2017 Whether moving to be near grandchildren or relocating to live out your Golden Years by the sea, packing up your life is a stressful time. This is especially true for older adults who’ve lived in their house for many years.  However, keep in mind that moving away from “home”

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Bone Loss:  Prevention as a YouthGenarian 

By: Member George H | Spunky Seniors Club® | March 2017 YouthGenarians, (the 50+ generation) can take a number of actions designed to keep their bones healthy, including eating the right foods, taking supplements and engaging in weight-bearing exercise. “Science is showing us that everything our mothers told us is true,” says Marian Hannan, DSc,

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A Forgetful Moment ~ I Came in here for Something

By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | March 2017   Just what is forgetfulness?  Not having the ability to remember at times can be a normal part of aging. Many people worry too much about forgetting and thereby dwell on whether or not they’re becoming dementia or something as threatening as Alzheimer. Getting older means

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DIY ~ A Simple Bottle ~ You have a Lamp.

Designer: Yaroslav Olenev The Spoon Lamp, made from simple plastic spoons and bottles became the winner in “Ecology and Design” nomination of the «FutureNow» magazine in 2010. The Spoon Lamp is a successful experiment of using materials, complex for processing and recycling, as well as an excellent example of how to turn ordinary items into design

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It’s Spring ~ Get Creative!

[source:Country Living] Convert a Colander Into a Planter Forget flower pots! Turn your favorite flowers into this easy DIY display.  Get the tutorial. BRIAN WOODCOCK                       The DIY on the Spunky Seniors Club® website, are brought to you as a courtesy by the staff of the Spunky Seniors Club®. We

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DIY ~ With Buttons

[source:Country Living] Seasonal decor just got easier—and more affordable! DIY a cute piece of spring-inspired art using materials as simple as buttons, glue, and a frame. We whipped up a sun and cloud image, but you could also try an ombre Easter egg for spring, a flower or cactus for summer, a pumpkin for fall,

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Crossing Your Legs ~ Good vs Bad

  By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | February 2017 Were you ever suspicious of people crossing their legs or even reflect on why we cross our legs? Men like women both seem to have this self-regulating need to cross our legs and we do it every day of our lives. For numberless people, it is

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High Heels: Bliss vs Agony

  By: aG |Spunky Seniors Club® |February 2017 Are your High Heels causing you Health Problems at Age 50+? A little bit of history about cute high heels. High heels supposedly were invented by a woman who had once been kissed on the forehead. Hence, as someone who is 5ft, 5in tall, and has a

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Shacking Up ~ Yay or Nay!

   By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | January 2017 Is house sharing becoming the new trend in 2017? According to AARP, online home-sharing websites, workshops and meetings for prospective housemates are booming.  Especially women who would rather not live alone.  Also, according to AARP, since 1990, the overall divorce rate for the 50-plus demographic has doubled.

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5 Fantastic Activities for Social Seniors

By:  Jason Lewis ~ Strongwell | January 2017 | The top two things seniors should be doing to maintain their wellbeing are exercising and socializing.  Far too many seniors suffer the consequences of social isolation and sedentary lifestyles, leading to memory problems, mental illnesses, and physical health concerns.  All of these issues can be mitigated with

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Seniors ~ Kicking it up a Notch!

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | December 2016 Start the New Year off with something new.  Maybe dancing? Whether it’s tap, hip-hop, swing, jazz, shuffle or ballroom.  One of these dances, or all, can be beneficial to your health.  Yes, we recognize that dancing is one more way to stay on top of your

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Follow Me ~ Seniors going Downhill

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | November 2016 Did you know that skiing for spunky seniors is the hottest new thing in the 21st Century? One good reason is that it has its benefits.  Depending on your age, many resorts will make lifts FREE, with discounts on rentals and lodges.  But let’s face it

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Is Your Mattress Causing You ~ Tossing & Turning?

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | November 2016 Sleep Dilemma Are you having sleep problems because of pain in your lower back or sleep apnea, insomnia, anxiety and depression among other things? Sleepless nights, exhausted mornings and tossing and turning could be the problem.  Or could it be this? How do you know which

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I’ve Been Meaning to Ask —

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | October 2016 How’s car insurance so economical for seniors 65+? WELL – first of all, seniors are incredibly smart and have been around the block a few times.  Therefore, car insurance does not have to break your bank account. Seniors know this.  However, there are many ways to

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Gluten-Free Eating: Confused?

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | October 2016 A Brief Synopsis According to a Medical Daily article, Gluten-Free Diet Does Not Make You Healthier: Only People With Celiac Disease Should Go Gluten-Free.  Hmm, let’s take the ‘I wonder why ‘ out of your mind by reading this article and see if you agree. Researching further,

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Grab a Beer & Toss the Soda

By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | August 2016   Is grabbing a beer better for you than a can of soda? Does it keep the doctor away? Is it for everyone? Well, listen up — we are the new YouthGenarians in the 21st Century (the 50+ crowd), who are spunky and trying to keep

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Dog Grooming by Older Adults

Dog Gone It! By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® |  October 2016 JuLian SaRafiki Purebred, Black Rough ChowChow You’re a spunky senior; you have a dog that’s your best friend; now what? You feed, you walk, and you take care of your pet’s health but what about grooming? Many 50+ active adults have dogs, and most are

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Eating Well ~ In the 21st Century

By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | September 2016   We all eat every day, but we all sometimes get quite confused with what to eat and what not to eat.  In spite of all we know about nutrition, diet, and theories, we are still dumbfounded about eating the right food so that we can

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Digestion, Lifestyle and Aging

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | September 2016 As time marches on, our lifestyles evolve, hopefully for the better, and at the same time some of our ‘moving parts’ seem to devolve — especially with our gastrointestinal system. The digestive system, among other functionalities, becomes much slower as we age and this can mean

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Sweat: It Makes You Smarter

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | August 2016 Who Wudder Thunk ~~ Working up a sweat makes you smarter, less forgetful and happier! According to a study in Psychology Today, when brain-imaging studies in humans and neurochemicals studies in animals were performed, scientists found evidence that exercise makes a stronger brain.  Physical exertion induces

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Rekindling the Romance

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | August 2016 Shhh… it’s a secret! Have we got some cozy spots for you to rekindle your romance with loved ones; all in a unique way — all over again.  You gotta be spunky, and it’s not what you think, to enjoy these unique vacations that you’ll never forget.

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Healthy Skin for the Aging

By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | July 2016 There’s nothing more important than taking care of your skin while aging.  Bad skin care may be subjected to skin diseases as well as skin infections.  And this may all be due to skin changes as well as outdoor/indoor tanning.  We tend to develop dry itchy skin with scaling

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A Taste of the South!

By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | June 2016 Southern Cuisine The food from the South has been famous for a very, very long time.  If you know New Orleans, Louisiana, then you know southern cuisine.  If you love to cook and bake, take the next step by making southern cooking one of your passions. There

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Casinos for Spunky Seniors

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | June 2016 If going to the casino is your thing — for a little bit of fun, go for it.  You have “One Life to Live.”  What a better way to spend your time, spend some money and hopefully win some money.  We highly suggest that boomers and seniors indulge in

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Boomers & Seniors: What a Scam!

By: aG  | Spunky Seniors Club® | April 2015 Did you know seniors in the US get scammed up to $2.9 billion every year? Yes, one out of five Americans over the age of 65 fall prey to financial frauds.  It’s one of the reasons why the 50+ Generation is targeted because they typically have large

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Men: Hitting the BIG 5~0

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | June 2016 Men hitting the big five ooooh — Don’t stop the clock — you’re just putting your aging process in reverse.  It’s been said that the average man starts to have problems with his knees when he’s in his fifties and that the knees starts to make a cracking sound

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Feeling Ugly? Don’t: You’re just Dazzling

By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | June 2016 “What’s Ugly” —  “What’s Beauty” – In today’s 21st Century — does it matter? Did it ever matter? All that we have seen throughout the decades is that our boomers and senior men are still dapper, and our women are still dazzling.  Is it our individual perception and what’s inside

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Technology and Seniors: Just Loving it!

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors lub® | May 2016 Is it true that an electric toothbrush is preferred by our YouthGenarians (The 50+ Generation), rather than a manual toothbrush?  They are getting interested and learning the latest advanced technologies, and they’re learning how to use them.  FAST! Seniors and boomers are using smartwatches, smartphones, and various other tech devices. The

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Language: Something Different ~ Something New

By:  aG: | Spunky Seniors Club® | May 2016 Can you envision speaking another language? If that’s on your bucket list you can cross it off and choose a new language to learn, and — your world would become much larger, effortless and more exciting. ❝The limits of my language are the limits of my world.❞

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How Much do you Know About Toilet Paper? (TP)

By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | April 2015 Most of us can’t imagine living without toilet paper. Can you? And, do we know how it was made? It isn’t a course we take in school. So exactly what is the answer? Find out below. WHO KNEW! How TP got started. According to “How Products Are Made

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Auto Insurance: Are You Covered?

By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® Club | May 2016  With today’s technology, many YouthGenarians (The 50+ Generation), are assessing their driving skills to find the right car insurance coverage.  They are lucky because there’s an App that can help with car insurance quotes and it’s FREE for seniors seeking discounts.  Seniors are finding affordable insurance package

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Music: Entertaining the 50+

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club™ | October 2014 Music soothes the soul … it can be a salvation and antidote to most psychological challenges.  Music is most often overlooked as being therapeutic … however — it’s not the only form of entertainment for the 50+ Generation of Seniors and Boomers.   If you were born in

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Drop the Top: Put the Pedal to the Metal

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | May 2016 Top Cars for YouthGenarians to Have FUN! How fast can it go? That’s perhaps the most frequently asked questions that one asks when they come across fast cars.  Something is electrifying about sports cars and speed – your adrenaline is pumping, everything else in the world

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Asset Protection: Let’s Lock it Down

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club | January 2016 Con Artists And then we get, scammers — they’re everywhere and no doubt they are misleading the YouthGenarians (The 50+ Generation).  For the most part, many older people live alone and is subjected to these impostors who only want their prize possessions.  They become an easy

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Coffee: From the Ground Up

By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | February 2016 Many of us can’t get through the day without coffee, but what is it about this rich, dark beverage that we love so much? If you’re a connoisseur, do you know as much about coffee as you think you do? Coffee can be a great diuretic,

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Art Bars & You: A Place to Pursuit

This piece of art was drawn underwater by artist: Nick Peters, dec’d By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | April 2016 Are you a YouthGenarian (The 50+ Generation)? Gone are the days when you used to run frantically from one job to the next because you had to pay the bills and take care of

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Release Your Inner Child and Play!

By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | April 2016 For kids, playgrounds provide a sense of freedom, a feeling of not having a care in the world.  Ask your child about their day at school, and you’re likely to get narratives about what happened on the playground during recess.  So, why not opt for something

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Vacations for YouthGenarians

By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | January 2015  Best Vacation Spots for Boomers & Seniors  If you’re a baby Boomer or senior yearning to bathe in the sun, ski on the powdered slopes or hit some tennis balls — when choosing from these types of vacations, the only limit is your budget and imagination. If you’re

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BALD: Sexy = Exquisite = Dazzling

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | April 2016 Are we accusing aging for baldness? Or is it something else? Men, like women, have hair loss for many reasons.  One of them is androgenetic alopecia, which is also known as male pattern balding and female pattern hair loss.   According to the American Hair Loss

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What’s a Pesco~Vegetarian?

By: Jessica Bruso | Demand Media A pescatarian, or a pesco-vegetarian, is a vegetarian who also consumes fish and seafood. This is a type of semi-vegetarian diet. Adding seafood to an otherwise vegetarian diet can make it easier to meet your nutrient needs while still maintaining a mainly plant-based diet. Healthy Diet Semi-vegetarian diets like the pesco-vegetarian diet

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Far Out Lodges: For Thrill Seekers Only

  By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | April 2016 Talking about far-out lodges … and in the 21st Century? If you’re extremely adventuresome, here’s a collection of inspiring, unique places you might want to visit; not only for the retirees but also for the working YouthGenarians (the 50+ Generation). Can you handle a serene

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Eye Health: Are You at Risk?

  By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | February 2016   First, we want to determine what is Glaucoma.  From our understanding, it’s a leading cause of blindness for people over 60 according to the (AAO) American Academy of Ophthalmology.  There are several types of Glaucoma.  The most common forms are:  Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Normal Tension

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Landscaping for Beginners: For Your Lawn Only

By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | March 2016  Tired of the way your Lawn Looks? If you’ve always had a passion for gardening and landscaping, whether you’re a Millennial or YouthGenarian (the 50+ Generation), here’s your chance to shine as landscaper “for your lawn only.”   Now might be the time to get spunky and

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L I F E: It Can be Confusing!

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | March 2016  As described by many experts, too many to name, L I F E is the period when a person is alive and the experience of being alive.  It’s an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduce. We’re not born with

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Sleep Apnea: Don’t Lose Sleep Over It

By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® |  March 2016   Who knew that there are seven different types of doctors that can take care of your Sleep Apnea? One of my best male friends suffers from Sleep Apnea so I did some research and found that Sleep Apnea is a sleeping disorder in which some

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Behind that Smile: Dentures vs Implants

By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | January 2016   If you want to take a bite out of life, strong, healthy teeth are essential.  They help us enjoy the foods we love, and an attractive smile is a confidence booster. When we’re young, we may take dental health for granted, but age, diet, and

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Job Search 50

  Job Search 50 4 Ways to Overcome the Overqualified Objection By: Mary Eileen Williams Author of Land the Job You Love:10 Surefire Strategies for Jobseekers Over 50 and Huffington Post Job-seekers over 50,have likely faced one of the most frustrating aspects of looking for work: being told that you are overqualified for the position.

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How to Make your Bathroom work for you

  By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | March 2016 Aging? Disabilities? Unhappy with Your Bathtub & Toilet? How is your bathtub and toilet working out for you? Many YouthGenarians (The 50+ Generation) are finding it harder to get in and out of a standard tub as well as getting on and off a regular toilet

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Aging: Think About It

  By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | June 2015 Is Aging Seductively an Art? Experts believe the key to successful aging includes accepting changes and finding meaningful activities.  But according to an article in LiveScience by Megan Gannon, a resilient attitude may be the secret ~ perhaps even trumping good physical health. Aging well is

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Smile: Anti-Aging and Longevity

  By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | March 2015 “Let a smile be your umbrella,” it may seem like a silly saying, but not when you realize how a smile can help you weather life’s awkward moments.  Smiling may improve your health, reduce your stress levels and aid your body in functioning better. It certainly

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Hearing Loss: WHAT?

  By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | February 2015  What Exactly is Hearing Loss? If you struggle to catch what someone is saying, particularly in a reticent environment, it could be hearing loss.  Whether short-term, temporary or permanent, any hearing impairment affects your ability to communicate, and in some cases, it can progress to anacusis

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Diabetes: Diabetics

  By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | February 2016  People are diagnosed with diabetes every day and there’s a lot you need to know about managing this disease.  There’s a mass of information out there for you to learn about this disease.  If you’re new to the diabetic world, there will certainly be habits that

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Alzheimers: I’m Trying to Remember!

By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | January 2016 Alzheimer’s in Women: More Common Than in Men? Is Alzheimer’s due to hormones or the physiology of the brain? What we know today about Alzheimer’s, new studies indicate approximately two-thirds of those diagnosed in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s are females, and researchers are striving to figure

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10 Vinegar Life Hacks

Interesting ways to use a bottle of vinegar around your house.     Disclaimer:These tidbits and videos are for your entertainment, Spunky Seniors Club® assumes no responsibility for any of the content or advice provided in these videos.   **********

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Frozen in Grand Central Station

What would you do if you were walking through Grand Central Station in New York City and suddenly encountered 200 people who were frozen in place? In one of the original flash mob videos from way back in 2008, Improv Everywhere pulls off this fantastic bit of mass acting in a public space to the

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Frank the Dog

Clever idea if ONLY you can get your dog to learn how to use it. Frank uses his doorbell to ask to go outside or to make us THINK he needs to go out, but he really wants a snack! Disclaimer: These tidbits and videos are for your entertainment, Spunky Seniors Club® assumes no responsibility

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Seedless Fruits

Disclaimer: These tidbits and videos are for your entertainment, Spunky Seniors Club® assumes no responsibility for any of the content or advice provided in these videos.   **********

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11 Tips for a Safe 4th of July & Beyond

By: | MedicineNet.com | Be a safe swimmer. Water sports and fireworks are two of the biggest pastimes for Fourth of July celebrations, and these are both linked to numerous deaths and injuries each year.  Never swim alone, and make sure that kids’ water play is adequately supervised at all times.  Many children or adults

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iPad: Meet the 50 Plus Generation

By: aG | Spunky Seniors® Club | March 2014  The 50+ Generation is utilizing the iPad in more ways than one.  They’re also using different types of Tablet by other companies that are useful to them.  When it comes to tablets, it’s your choice.  According to a study by eMarketer, iPad use among boomers and

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Did I Say Bowling?

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | October 2014 It’s October and lots of events are coming up, especially if you live in the New York Regions.  Did you know that October is National Learn to Bowl Month? Well, this might be the right time for you to learn a new sport – – hint, hint, a

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Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

  Author: Pearl Preston mailto:Pearleaston0@gmail.com As a YouthGenarian, (The 50+ Generation), getting a good night’s sleep can no longer be taken for granted. We have women that may be dealing with hormonal symptoms of hot flashes and/or night sweats associated with menopause or post-menopause changes, whereas many men are contending with prostate issues getting them

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Exercising the Brain

Author: Pearl Preston mailto:Pearleaston0@gmail.com Traditionally, February is known as Heart Month, and as such we should honor it for its importance in our physical and overall health.  Yet, as thousands of baby boomer retire each and every day, it’s only human nature that being away from the workforce takes away that mental edge and the

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Reflections on Cancer

      Pearl Preston mailto:Pearleaston0@gmail.com | 2014 My doctor who retired at the young age of 70 called it the “Big C”.  She said whenever a patient was diagnosed with cancer; she would attack the disease with a vengeance, relentlessness, and fortitude, not letting up until it was beaten into remission.  Being both an allopath

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