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  • But I Don’t Want to Go…….

    April 13, 2017
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    Ask an elder where they would like to live out their lives and the clear majority will say, “right here in my own home”. It is easy to guess why. Home is familiar, it is where memories have been made, and moving usually means a loss of independence. But is it better for an elder



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  • Looking ahead in 2017…. What’s in store for seniors

    February 1, 2017
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    With all the talk of changes to/repeal of the ACA we need to look at how seniors may be affected. First, let’s look at what the ACA does for seniors. Insurers must provide free preventative care coverage to Medicare beneficiaries. Prescription medication costs are reduced and the “doughnut hole” (a specific period where seniors are



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  • Older Americans Month

    May 12, 2016
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      You have raised children, navigated your relationship with your spouse or partner and managed your career/job. Now the children are grown, your relationship succeeded or didn’t and you are ready to retire. What’s next? Plenty if you take the time to look around, think about your interests and what you want your next decade



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  • Financial Caregiving?

    March 19, 2016
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    Q: What exactly is it? A: Well, just as it sounds, you are taking care of your senior’s finances. This usually involves any or all of the list below: Bill paying Savings deposits Insurance and benefit claims Investment decisions Taxes Any other financial issues that may arise for your senior.   Q: When should I



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  • Food Wonderful Food ……

    March 1, 2016
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    March is National Nutrition Month, so this is as good a time as any to talk about nutrition and aging. What should we be eating as we age? Does it matter? Should we be concerned if we are “a little overweight”? Is it natural for an elder to have less of an appetite? As it



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  • What does Heart Health Month mean to those of us with “aging” hearts?

    February 8, 2016
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    Our heart is a fist-sized muscle that pumps blood and fresh oxygen to all parts of our body, then returns the blood to the heart for an oxygen refill. It seems simple but this small organ is vital to keeping us healthy. As we age our heart tends to become a little less efficient, meaning



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  • The Greatest Gift

    November 25, 2015
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    Holidays are a time for gathering with the significant people in our lives. Usually this is family, many times extended family. If we are lucky, we spend the day or several days catching up on each other’s lives, talking about plans for the future, or reviewing lives that are drawing to a close. In talking



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  • Flu Season Is Here! What do you need to know??

    September 22, 2015
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  • Older Americans Month

    May 29, 2015
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    We can’t stop the sands of time. But, do we really want to? I work with teenagers and I know I don’t want to go back there again. Too many life crises with too little life knowledge! So, back to stopping/slowing the sands of time. We are coming to the end of May, which is



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  • Aging in community

    May 2, 2015
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    Aging in community is “aging in place” with the benefit of the feeling of connection to neighbors, friends and/or family. There is familiarity with surroundings, a feeling of independence, comfort, convenience and safety. Usually the community is one in which the senior has lived for many years or where family members and/or friends are close



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