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How Can “Aging in Community” Benefit You?

By Joan Sardino | Jul 30, 2019 | Comments Off on How Can “Aging in Community” Benefit You?

“Aging in community” refers to a living model designed to provide senior citizens with the everyday practical and emotional support they need to thrive. It has become increasingly popular in the past decade as social scientists have come to recognize the value that socially networked communities play in creating an enjoyable quality of life for…

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Seven Ways Gratitude Improves Quality of Life

By Joan Sardino | Jul 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Seven Ways Gratitude Improves Quality of Life

Seniors are more prone to depression thanks to social isolation, decreased activity and increased medical problems, according to WebMD. While counseling and sunshine therapy can help manage symptoms of depression, one of the best ways to stay positive is to maintain a gratitude journal. Taking time to be thankful is usually part of the holiday…

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How to Make Seniors Feel Young Again: National Ice-Cream Day, July 15th

By Joan Sardino | Jul 1, 2019 | Comments Off on How to Make Seniors Feel Young Again: National Ice-Cream Day, July 15th

One of the most reliable, potent and accessible sources of instant joy for everyone, everywhere, any time is a scoop of cold ice cream on a hot summer day. This sentiment doesn’t change once you get older. An elderly parent is likely to enjoy National Ice Cream Day just as much as the children who…

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Your Senior Really Can Enjoy Being More Active

By Joan Sardino | Jun 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Your Senior Really Can Enjoy Being More Active

Being more active helps your senior to manage her mood, maintain muscle mass, and even sleep better. Talk with her doctor before she starts a new exercise plan to make sure it’s right for her. Once you’ve got that approval, try these ideas to help make exercise fun. Whatever it Is, She Needs to Enjoy…

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FASCINATING BIRTHDAY FACTS FOR JUNE!

By Joan Sardino | Jun 5, 2019 | Comments Off on FASCINATING BIRTHDAY FACTS FOR JUNE!

Happy Birthday to all who celebrate a birthday this month! As a person born in June, you are someone interesting indeed. First, you are genuinely nice people and virtually everyone wants to be your friend. In fact, you have an uncanny ability to turn foes into friends. You are also a sensitive person who tends…

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JUNE IS NATIONAL SAFETY AWARENESS MONTH!

By Joan Sardino | Jun 4, 2019 | Comments Off on JUNE IS NATIONAL SAFETY AWARENESS MONTH!

One important way you can keep yourself safe is to make sure your smoke alarm is working properly. Smoke alarms save lives! This we know is true. Yet, two thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes without working alarms.   Age-related hearing loss may make it difficult for older adults to hear the sound…

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Four Tactics for Managing Embarrassing Outbursts

By Joan Sardino | Jun 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Four Tactics for Managing Embarrassing Outbursts

Embarrassing outbursts, like suddenly shouting nonsense words or even yelling things you find obscene, can be a part of your senior’s behavior out of the blue. They’re usually connected to over stimulation or your senior feeling uncomfortable or endangered, even if she’s in a safe situation. Very often this happens along the course of cognitive…

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MEDICATION MANAGEMENT: Serving Seniors can assist in important ways!

By Joan Sardino | May 24, 2019 | Comments Off on MEDICATION MANAGEMENT: Serving Seniors can assist in important ways!

There are many questions to ask when considering the need for support in the area of medication management. Do you (or your loved one) forget to take your medications? Do visual problems impact your ability to safely take medications as prescribed? Does arthritis make it difficult to handle medications or open medication containers or pillboxes?…

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What is Hepatitis?

By Joan Sardino | May 20, 2019 | Comments Off on What is Hepatitis?

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. If you’re the caregiver to an older adult from the Baby Boomer generation, knowing about the disease may be especially important since people of that generation are at higher risk for one kind of hepatitis, hepatitis C. About Hepatitis Hepatitis is a condition in which the liver becomes inflamed, decreasing…

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MAY IS OSTEOPOROSIS AWARENESS MONTH!

By Joan Sardino | May 13, 2019 | Comments Off on MAY IS OSTEOPOROSIS AWARENESS MONTH!

Did you know? We have 206 bones in our body, and keeping them strong and healthy is important to your ability to be active and to do all the things you want to be able to do physically. Good ways to protect your bones include getting enough calcium, vitamin D, and engaging in weight-bearing and…

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