7 Perfect Gift Ideas for Pets and Pet Owners

By Rebecca Fending The gift giving season can be difficult when you’ve run out of new ideas for people on your list. When you can’t …

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Maintaining Your Hair In Your Senior Years

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Having hair that you’re happy and confident with is important at all ages, but it could be especially important for seniors. Alongside …

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How to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holiday Season

By Rebecca Fending As the chaos of the holidays keeps you on your toes, so do your pets. And as you decorate and transform your …

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THE LAST WEEK OF A LIFE: A Tragic Account

Although, the following events occurred at an award-winning institution, they can occur at any institution. This account is offered as a service to you so that …

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Veteran’s Benefits: Does the VA Pay for Senior Care?

Are you or your loved one a U.S. military veteran or military veteran’s spouse? Veterans or their surviving spouses in need of senior care may …

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Self-Care brings health, wellness and can help counter isolation

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What Are the Benefits of Pets for Seniors?

You must consider many factors when deciding what senior living community offers the best fit for you. Does it have the amenities you want? Are …

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The Intersection of Health and Technology: Telehealth

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NCOA Awarded $57.5 Million to Continue Connecting People with Medicare to Cost-Saving Benefits

Grant will support online and one-on-one efforts to enroll millions of eligible individuals into benefits Arlington, VA (September 3, 2020) – The National Council on …

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BuscaBeneficios.org Connects Latinx Older Adults to Billions in Benefits

Spanish online tool is one of several bilingual NCOA initiatives to help older Hispanics age well Arlington, VA (September 21, 2020) – The National Council …

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Be Alert for Scams That Target Older Adults 

Older adults are often the targets of scam artists. Whether it’s a disreputable contractor collecting payment in full before starting a repair and then disappearing, …

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Tips on How to Keep Expired Drugs from Seniors 

Image by Neil Wadhwa Taking medication seems like an effortless task, but it may pose particular problems to the seniors. A mix-up can quickly happen …

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Seven ways to take care of an elderly patient with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a medical condition that damages the memory part of the human brain. It affects elderly people, as they lose control over their mental …

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Why Seniors’ Flu Shots Matter More Than Ever

It was Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who first sounded the alarm in August, saying that the U.S. could …

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Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

An area favorite and tradition, Christmas Town at Busch Gardens plans to grace the Tampa area with daily festive cheer from November 20 to January 3.   About …

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Festival of Lights at the Fishermen’s Village

All images from Fishville.com Are you in the Southwest area and looking for a reason to step out and get into a festive mood? The …

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Lake/Marion News: Ocala Christmas Parade

Exciting news for the holiday season and folks in the Lake/Marion area: break out your winter jackets and warm hats, because on December 12 at …

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Dr. Kellen Gower: A Specialist with Your Joints in Mind

By Rebecca Fending, all images submitted by Dr. Gower Growing up in sports during his youth in small town Lewisburg, Tennessee, Dr. Kellen Gower with Millennium Physician Group took …

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Leaving Your Legacy This New Year

By Leslie L. Megyeri  “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”  Charles Dickens  A legacy is what we leave behind. We …

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Tips for Keeping a Happy and Active Dog

You and your dog are aging gracefully together. As you focus on living a long, healthy life by staying active and doing things that enhance …

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Common Age-Related Diseases Caregivers Should Watch For

When you are caring for an aging partner, parent, or patient, their bodies will continue to change, and they will experience increasing difficulty doing various …

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Be Alert for Scams That Target Older Adults

Older adults are often the targets of scam artists. Whether it’s a disreputable contractor collecting payment in full before starting a repair and then disappearing, …

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Boost Your Immune System The Natural Way

Photo by Daily Nouri on Unsplash As you get older, your immune system doesn’t work as effectively as it used to. This is why seniors …

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Activity Ideas For Seniors Looking To Keep Fit

Image by Sofie Zborilova from Pixabay Getting older has its shares of ups and downs. One thing that usually fits into the latter category is …

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Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle as You Get Older

Image Credit pexels-anna-shvets-5067957 When you get older, you may become increasingly conscientious about your health. The aging process can be hard on your body and …

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Six Ways Seniors Can Lessen Their Risk for Cancer

If you’re concerned about your health during this pandemic, I understand. According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), my risk factors went up the …

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4 Reasons to Plan Your Estate NOW

Image credit Let’s face it. We all know why you’ve put off estate planning for this long. You don’t want to think about your death. …

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5 Questions To Ask When Looking for an Assisted Living Home That Will Ensure a Comfortable Retirement

Many older adults find themselves unable to care for their homes as they age They may have trouble navigating the maintenance tasks, cleaning and routine …

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Ways To Create a Wheelchair-Friendly Home

Many accessibility challenges come with using a wheelchair that many people seem to overlook. Making sure that the house is properly fitted to handle the …

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Tips on How to Keep Expired Drugs from Seniors

Image by Neil Wadhwa Taking medication seems like an effortless task, but it may pose particular problems to the seniors. A mix-up can quickly happen …

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Post Coronavirus Travails in Travel When You Are a Senior

Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash Travel USED to be fairly straightforward before the coronavirus-you chose your destination(s), then your mode of transportation. Somewhat simple, …

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Seven ways to take care of an elderly patient with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a medical condition that damages the memory part of the human brain. It affects elderly people, as they lose control over their mental …

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Precautions To Take with Over-the-Counter Medicine

Any pharmacy in America is stocked with helpful and often necessary medications that don’t require prescriptions. These over-the-counter (or OTC) medications are, in many ways, …

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Caring for a Loved One with Heart Failure

Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels Dealing with heart failure is one of the hardest things in the world – no matter how old you …

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Volunteering With Seniors

Volunteer work can be one of the most rewarding things you ever do. There are a variety of places you can volunteer, such as libraries …

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5 Unusual Small Gift Packaging Ideas For The Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching, and this year, everything feels a little different. Embrace the feeling and make your gift-giving experience a little different as …

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Why Seniors’ Flu Shots Matter More Than Ever

It was Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who first sounded the alarm in August, saying that the U.S. could …

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7 Important Dental Tips for Older Adults

Image by Bruno /Germany from Pixabay No matter your gender or lifestyle, the aging process is something we all go through. As you enter old …

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6 Negative Health Effects of Wearing Wrong Shoes

Image source For the modern man, walking barefoot is something unimaginable. Even though our ancestors walked barefoot all the time, nowadays that is unacceptable. Whether …

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How to Design a Senior-Friendly Bathroom

As we grow older, the simplest of actions become hard for us, from walking down to stairs to using the bathroom. When elders use the …

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The Most Common In-Home Injuries for Seniors and How to Prevent Them

As we age, we strive to keep the independence we gained throughout our lives. This is no easy task. Bodies become worn and weakening from …

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A Guide to Seasonal Flu for Seniors

When fall rolls around, the weather begins to change, you start to get in the holiday spirit, and… almost everyone gets sick? This isn’t a …

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Vaccines You’ll Need After 50

It’s not too early to start thinking about scheduling your flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends you do so by …

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Planning to Age Well at Spanish Cove

What is a Life Care Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)? Spanish Cove is a Life Care CCRC which means they offer Independent Living with the …

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