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Preparing Seniors for Fall

Although the temperatures are still high nationwide, autumn is right around the corner. Soon cafes and grocery stores will be rolling out their pumpkin-flavored everything. Fall officially starts on September 22, so it’s wise (and proactive!) to start thinking about a safety plan for the seniors in your life. Whether that means elderly parents, friends,…

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Creativity as Care for Seniors

Creativity is something we’re urged to develop and nurture as children, whether that takes the form of painting, writing, dancing, or music. However, as we get older and start to establish our place in the world, the emphasis placed on creativity wanes, but we’re learning more and more that this shouldn’t be the case. Science…

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Money Saving Tips for the Modern Day Senior

Some would argue it’s a great time to be a senior, especially if you’re looking to pinch a penny or two. If you’re a senior living on a fixed income, then you know finding ways to save can make all the difference. These days, plenty of establishments offer senior discounts, from restaurants and hair salons…

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Is It Age or Dementia?

As we age, it’s normal to worry about our mental status. We hear stories about people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, and it can be pretty scary. Forgetting things every now and again is normal, but if forgetfulness starts to become an issue, it may be indicative of a more serious problem. Thankfully,…

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How to Live Well with Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is caused by normal body wear and tear and is the most common form of arthritis worldwide. If we live long enough, we’ll all experience it to a degree, accompanied with a fair amount of pain and/or discomfort. However, there are many solutions for pain management depending on the location of the arthritis. One…

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Helping Seniors to Live Life to the Fullest

Today’s seniors are the first of the boomer generation to reach retirement age. Many from this generation grew up with a stay-at-home mom and siblings in neighborhoods that had a school within walking distance. Kids walked to school with friends and lunchtime was spent in a cafeteria or gymnasium.  After lunch, excess energy was burned…

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Three Secrets to Aging Well

Aging can go as smooth as silk or as rough as sandpaper. Sometimes we can control it and sometimes we can’t. But for now, let’s talk about the things we CAN control. Staying Fit We say it all the time, and we mean what we say. But we also know that sometimes life just gets…

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6 Things to Ask the Doctor After a Senior Falls

A fall can be a traumatic experience for anyone, especially for seniors. It can have dire consequences on a senior’s confidence, leading them to become withdrawn and isolated and fear they’ve lost their independence. However, sometimes falls are a symptom of more serious underlying medical issues. If the senior in your life has recently suffered…

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Is Companionship Care Right for Your Family?

Seniors are a wealth of knowledge and rich with experience. The more years under their belts, the more there is to uncover. Stories from different eras and countries, history in living form. There is so much to learn and as many seniors age, they discover a desire to pass on those lessons. If you’re the…

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5 Great Father’s Day Gifts For Senior Dads

When it comes to the parental holidays, Mother’s Day usually takes the cake. Father’s Day, on the other hand, can be a bit more difficult. Buying a tie, a shirt, or having a barbeque are tried and true, but with older dads, they usually don’t need or want much. What’s an adult kid to do?…

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