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Funeral planning tips for seniors and their caregivers

funeral

Planning a funeral for a family member can be emotional, complicated and costly. Creating a funeral plan well in advance can minimize stress and confusion for surviving family members, ensure a late ...

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Secret formula? World’s oldest married couple honored

oldest

Is there a secret to both long life and a long marriage? If so, it was discovered by a couple in Ecuador. The Guinness World Record for being the oldest couple in ...

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Preventing frailty and living longer

frailty

Frailty is a term that many people hear, but very few understand. It’s the slow loss of the body’s strength and energy over time leading to weakness, tiredness and loss of balance. ...

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Practical tips for caregivers facing a pandemic

caregivers

Whether your role has you looking out for an elderly relative, children or both, chances are good that you’ve worried about how the COVID-19 pandemic may continue to affect the ability of ...

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The stress that gets overlooked

stress

Stress and stress management are growing concerns in today’s work force. They decrease work productivity, affect our health, distract us from work, increase absenteeism, and most of all, they affect the company’s ...

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Mental Health: The importance of staying mentally strong

mental health

Our mental health — how we consider the world and our role in it — is every bit as important as our physical health. And just as we must work to stay ...

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How to reduce your risk for another heart attack

heart attack

After a heart attack, as many as 1 in 4 survivors will have another one. Lifestyle changes and working closely with your doctor to manage your health can help minimize the risk ...

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Where to find respite: resources for caregivers

caregivers

As caregivers, we love our elders. That is why we care for them, even if it means we are on call or on duty around the clock. We would not have it ...

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Signs that seniors need help at home

seniors

Admitting the need for help and accepting assistance is not easy for seniors as they age. The responsibility often falls on family members to recognize the signs that an aging loved one ...

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How to protect seniors against coronavirus

protect seniors

How do you protect seniors, who are known to be more at risk of serious illness due to coronavirus, especially those with pre-existing conditions and those who are immune compromised? The majority ...

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4 ways to help nurses during the coronavirus pandemic

nurses

America’s nurses are on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus, providing safe, quality, compassionate and nondiscriminatory care to those they serve, many of whom are doing so at significant risk ...

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Fitness after 50: Tips for healthy aging

We don’t stop moving because we grow old, we grow old because we stop moving. Healthy aging is important! Many people assume that they’re too out-of-shape, or sick, or tired, or just ...

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Retirees encouraged to get involved during pandemic

aging retiree pandemic

Retirees are getting a bad rap during the pandemic when they often are the ones best-suited to helping others, according to a Christian leader. “Seniors are often portrayed in the media as ...

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Armchair travel: Check out these videos to satisfy your summer wanderlust

summer travel

Usually our Spring conversations with family and friends reflect upcoming summer travel. However, this year, we do not know if trains and airplanes will be running or if theme parks, museums and ...

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Hiring Home Care: 5 qualities to look for in a professional caregiver

caregiver

The first step in hiring in-home care or a caregiver is to research, consult with, and select a reputable home care company. Once you have chosen a company, their care coordinator will ...

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What every family needs to know about Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease

Debbie, 63, and Doug Chambers, 72, had always been a social couple, enjoying travel, dinners with friends and going to the movies. But their active lifestyle began to change in 2016 when ...

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5 ways to improve your heart health

heart health

  If you worry that you or someone you love will get heart disease or even have a heart attack, it’s understandable. Heart health is even more important in these times of ...

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What my parents taught me: Lessons for a year in crisis

year in crisis

It was tumultuous much like today. The United States again sent their sons to fight a war far away in Korea. At home, distrust was high with the Cold War. Polio raged ...

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She’s 105. He’s 106. The world’s oldest living couple celebrates 80 years of marriage

oldest living couple

The story of the world’s oldest living couple celebrates started in a zoology class in 1934. Students were seated alphabetically in the tiered lecture hall, so John Henderson, 21, sat directly behind ...

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Diagnosed cases of Wuhan Virus likely to skyrocket, due to increase in testing

Wuhan Virus coronavirus

Right now the numbers are still relatively low for those who have been diagnosed with the Wuhan virus. But get ready for it now, because when many more tests are readily available ...

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The new $15.7 billion tax on retirement accounts

retirement

We have a saying around our office that retirees are one of the highest and most unfairly taxed groups out there and with the recent passage of the SECURE Act things are ...

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Helping vs. enabling: how to strike a balance while caregiving

caregiving

Most family caregivers want what is best for their loved ones, and they’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen while caregiving. Unfortunately, discerning what’s best for a senior is often ...

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American life expectancy is on the rise for first time since 2014

life expectancy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that Americans’ life expectancy rose for the first time since 2014. Two of the main reasons were declines in the number of ...

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10 common misconceptions about aging

aging retiree pandemic

An old adage is again proving true about aging: What we think will happen, happens. Essentially, as we age, we become what we think we will become. This is the thesis that ...

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How a career helping others can make you happier

caregiver career

There’s no doubt about it — what you do each day for work or career can make a huge impact on your overall well-being. According to a Society for Human Resource Management ...

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