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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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  • How do I say it?

    September 12, 2017
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    It may be as simple as a worried feeling in the pit of your stomach.  Little signals… laundry piling up, bills are disorganized and piling up, the house looking more unkempt, your seniors’ increased forgetfulness or confusion. These concerns and observations can spark some serious anxiety about the future with your parent/senior.  Will they be



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  • A Gift for Mom

    May 12, 2017
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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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  • 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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  • The Cost of Aging in Americe

    March 11, 2015
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    By Emily Newhook Present-day Americans are living much longer than their predecessors: At the beginning of the 20th century, just four percent of the population was older than 65. By 2050, though, that number is expected to increase dramatically to more than 20 percent. With this growth in mind, is our health care system optimized



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  • March is National Nutrition Month

    March 4, 2015
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    March…in like a lion, out like a lamb. Here in the Northeast, where the snow simply will not stop falling, March is certainly living up to that expression! Did you know March is also National Nutrition Month? Eating a healthy diet is important as we grow, but do we need to be as concerned about diet



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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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