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Seniors with Pets are seeing Health Benefits

Research is showing that not only is dog man’s best friend, seniors who are pet owners are seeing an increase in health benefits. It’s not just dog’s that are beneficial either. Studies are showing that seniors can form especially meaningful bonds with just about any four-legged companions and are reaping many life-enhancing rewards.

A recent article from CapTel lists FIVE different benefits seniors are seeing when they own a pet. Continue reading to discover more about how your pet can help you live a healthier life.

1. Lowers blood pressure

Seniors with pets tend to have lower blood pressure than non-pet owners, which is a key component in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. In fact, research suggests that simply touching or petting a dog can lower blood pressure rates.

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Davis Enterprise: West Davis Active Adult Community in 2018

The Davis Planning Commission will conduct public hearings on proposed projects in Davis, including the West Davis Active Adult Community. The Davis Enterprise recently published this article outlining the details of the community and information every Davis resident should know.

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The Cost of Loneliness

Family, connections, friendships. These are aspects of a persons life that will naturally get smaller as we grow older. But, what is the true cost of loneliness? This insightful article explains that loneliness can actually have a price tag. Regardless, we spend so much of our life nurturing our relationships and purpose, why let it go to waste as we age. This research only inspires the concept of mixed age, mixed interest communities to become more and more popular.

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Healthy, Happy Aging

What brings health, happiness and energy to one’s life varies person to person. One thing is for sure, every individual needs some type of outlet that provides excitement and interest. This is essential to keep a youthful approach and delay the aging process.

This article explores some interesting ways seniors are avoiding loneliness and  staying healthier mentally and physically.

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Technological Solutions to Medicine

Rising health costs are a continuous concern these days. As the health care system keeps evolving, there are efforts to move aggressively to adopt the tools of information-age medicine. Take a look at this article featured in The Wall Street Journal explaining the strategy and benefits. View a PDF of the article here.