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Essential Health Checkups You Need Every Year

Today you feel terrific, full of energy and gusto… tomorrow? We often forget our health may change with a blink of an eye. It is important for Seniors to remember the seriousness of regular health checkups. Retirees may joke about social calendars filled with medical appointments but with age, bodies require more care. A healthy […]
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Ways to Help Prevent Senior Falls

Senior falls represent some of the greatest fears for the older population. According to the Center for Disease Control one in four of those over 65 fall each year and only half tell their doctor. Other revealing yearly CDC statistics show: 20% of falls result in serious injury 3 million falls are treated in emergency […]
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World Senior Citizen`s Day- Honoring the Elderly

A favorite Hallmark character, Maxine, has made aging not only humorous but acceptable. The Silver Tsunami is here with the fastest growing population segment in those over the age of 85. Aging has seen many changes since the grandparents of the Baby Boomers. According to statista.com 15,800 Assisted Living communities existed in 2015. Five years […]
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Loving Relationships In The Face Of Dementia

Parents, like snowflakes, are unique in design, even more so when a parent is diagnosed with dementia. What was once a loving relationship may start to unravel with memory loss and dementia issues. Perceptions and attitudes change parental/child bonds when dementia becomes the invisible participant. Initially, you need to “let go” of traditional parental images […]
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Acts of Kindness You Can Do for a Senior

A freely volunteered smile has impacted all of us. Masks during the pandemic did make smiling a challenge, but acts of kindness did prevail in other ways. Seniors, more susceptible to periods of loneliness and depression, have benefitted exponentially from simple gestures of compassion. Kindness has changed lives in intervals of seconds or minutes. The […]
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