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Encouraging a Senior Loved One to Go to the Doctor

Encouraging a Senior Loved One to Go to the Doctor

It's not too uncommon for one to dread going to the doctor. The struggle can be overbearing when you have to figure out what to do when your loved one is in need of medical treatment, but is refusing care. Convince your relative to see a doctor by initiating a...

Mother’s Day Ideas for Seniors

Mother’s Day Ideas for Seniors

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 13. In honor of the holiday, daughters and sons around the country will be showering their mothers with whatever they can to make the day as special as possible. The reality is that many mothers live in assisted living communities and...

Spring Forward and Charge Your Immune System for this Spring

Spring Forward and Charge Your Immune System for this Spring

Spring has arrived, but it comes with some obstacles. The chances of you catching a cold increase as your body experiences a roller coaster of temperatures. Your immune system may be weaker after the winter. Your immune system is the most important part of your body...

Having “The Talk” About a Move to Assisted Living

Having “The Talk” About a Move to Assisted Living

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, seventy percent of seniors aged 65 and over will need some form of long-term care in their lifetimes. Not only that, but with every year that passes, a senior’s chance of requiring care increases. Starting...

Avoiding Senior Accidents

Avoiding Senior Accidents

Each year more than 2.3 million seniors are in involved in accidents in their homes. While many seniors prefer to live independently, most homes are poorly designed to meet their needs. Approximately 7,000 adults 65 and older die in such accidents annually. The number...

Eight Changes to Your Morning Routine that Will Help You

Eight Changes to Your Morning Routine that Will Help You

Your morning routine sets the tone for the rest of your day. We have all been there -- stressful mornings when you rush out the door, still feeling lackadaisical. However, having a stress-free morning not only drastically improves productivity throughout the day, but...

4 Things Your Grandkids Want to Tell You

4 Things Your Grandkids Want to Tell You

There is no doubt that you love your grandkids and that they love you. But the reality is that both generational and often geographical distances can get in the way of one's best intentions to maintain a close relationship. Whether you see your grandchildren daily or...

Seven Ways to Connect with a Loved One with Dementia

Seven Ways to Connect with a Loved One with Dementia

We are not born knowing how to communicate with a person with dementia - but we can learn. Working on the communication and connection with your loved one will improve the quality of your relationship with them. Connecting with others is at the core of being human and...

Staying Active During the Winter

Staying Active During the Winter

Shorter days and colder temperatures can leave many to stay cooped up indoors and be less active. For seniors, winter can be risky with being less mobile. In the winter months, getting regular activity can lessen the winter blues and elevate energy and mood levels....

Holiday Gifts for Seniors

Holiday Gifts for Seniors

Shopping for our parents and/or grandparents can be quite the challenge. Senior loved ones have received a lifetime of gifts, but over the years, their needs have changed. STOCKING STUFFERS Stocking stuffers are a favorite part of Christmas shopping, but many people...

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