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  • Combining Social and Physical Fitness for Seniors

    May 4, 2018
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    Emotional isolation and physical inactivity are two of the biggest problems facing the growing senior citizen population. Fortunately, there are some way to address both these issues in a single program. It is ironic that in a society where instant communication is the norm, many of us feel very isolated. That’s especially true among seniors,



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  • A Gift for Mom

    May 12, 2017
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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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  • 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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  • Let’s talk About Reverse Mortgages.

    January 31, 2015
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    You know, those mortgages touted by some really shady people trying to swindle you out of your last dime! Well maybe that’s not case. We are hearing more about reverse mortgages all the time.  Are they becoming a viable financial resource? That depends…….. What is a reverse mortgage?  It is a loan that is available to



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  • Can hospitalization drive your elder crazy?

    June 25, 2013
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    ​Your parent is admitted to the hospital for a physical complaint. Suddenly he is disoriented, seeing things, combative and paranoid. What happened? Hospital delirium is a widespread condition that affects many elderly patients. For years it was ignored or misdiagnosed as dementia by the medical community. Recent studies, however, have shown that hospital delirium can



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