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Many Think That Choosing Gifts For Seniors is a Difficult

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Living with a passion for movement

How often do you really think about the way you move.  Are you active?  Do you stretch? Do you look at exercise as something you need to do, want to do, or just as exercise?  

Have you ever considered that everything you do starts with movement?  Read about the concept of living with passion for movement and you may like the idea.

As seen on PBS LIFE (Part 2) Dr. Dennis McCullough provides practical tips on how to transform late life health care to a more humane experience. It's a conversation that no Boomer with an aging parent should miss.

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