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Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors

Love to eat and eat to love. As a connoisseur of food, I look forward to the next meal before my current meal is completed. I tend to be a passionate person, and put my heart into everything I do – including the foods I eat! Being raised in Chicago I am a die-hard Portillos…

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Helping Seniors Avoid the Holiday Blues

Do you or someone you love currently have a case of the holiday blues? The holidays – many of us feel a sense of anticipation and joy as we approach the holidays. The holidays can be a great time to spend with family and be thankful for the many blessings we have. I have many…

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Fall Prevention In and Around Your Home

What if we could increase fall prevention and the possible death of 14 million people in the U.S., and over 1 million in Florida alone? The good news is that we can make a difference! Falls are the most common and preventable cause of injury in adults over 65 and older according to the Centers…

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Tough Questions: Life Insurance For You and Your Aging Parents

There are certain times in your life when seniors or aging adults ask you specific targeted tough questions that you do not want to answer. High school seniors are constantly being asked about their plans after college. “Where do you want to go to college? What do you want to study?” In my late twenties,…

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8 Driving Tips for Seniors

My grandfather Ted has been retired for some time now. He no longer needs to battle the daily commute to and from work. With more leisure time my grandpa plays a lot of golf, meets his buddies at the local elks lodge and drives my grandmother to the salon. While he is not on the…

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Why Should Seniors Vaccinate?

As a man that has historically driven older/used cars, I understand the importance of regularly scheduled maintenance. When I follow the owners manual outlines – rotating tires, tune-up, oil change refilling fluids etc. my car runs great. On the flip side, when I neglect my car and forget to do regular maintenance I will without…

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8 Strategies to Assist a Parent Who Refuses Care

Being in a position of caring for aging parents can be difficult for many reasons. It’s difficult to look at someone who you have viewed as invincible since childhood, now showing signs of regress. As an avid comic book reader I parallel the idea of Superman no longer having superhuman strength and losing the ability…

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Y Love Your Heart?

The CaringTimes blog of Sarasota & Manatee Counties is designed to be a resource for families caring for adults with disabilities and seniors. Periodically, members of the Griswold Home Care of Sarasota and Manatee Counties team will be interviewing members of the local community. Through select interviews our goal is to be a resource to…

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Finding a Home Care Company in Sarasota

If you are like me, with each passing day life can become more and more complicated. Between working a full-time job, raising a family, volunteer work, attempting to actually use my gym membership and playing community sports it’s sometimes impossible to find time in the day for things that really should take precedence. For the…

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