Back to School: 7 Tips for Lifetime Learners

For students and teachers all over our area, August means back to school. As we age, this time of year may seem less relevant, but it’s a good reminder that learning is good for you no matter your age. In fact, research indicates that those who continue to learn as they age are less affected

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Jane Olsen Receives Excellence in Nursing Award

Jane Olsen has always known that she was going to be a nurse. Her mother, also a nurse, showed a dedication to helping others that inspired Jane to follow in her footsteps for the past 30 years. We are proud to share that Jane’s dedication and compassion was recently recognized with the highest honor a

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Five Hot Summer Tips for Seniors

As we age, many of us enjoy wonderful summertime memories. What fun it is to remember swimming with friends, camping or fishing trips with family, warm nights on the front porch, homemade ice cream, fireworks, and all the carefree fun that summer brings. However, summer temperatures present unique challenges for aging individuals and their caregivers.

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Four Things To Do Before Vacationing Without Your Aging Loved One

We’ve been telling you for weeks now – summertime is vacation time. A staggering number of American workers do not take their vacation time, leading to burnout, stress and other negative consequences on their physical and emotional health. This is a well-recognized problem in the healthcare industry, as well as among employers and workers. Meanwhile,

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Seven Things To Do Before You Take Mom On Vacation

Even though taking vacation time is proven to improve physical health, mental health, relationship and work performance, more than half of Americans fail to take their vacation time. Because of this, we recently urged you to go on vacation. Even if you find it easy to leave the office behind, it is not so simple

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Why You Need a Vacation

Memorial Day is upon us! Often dubbed the official beginning of the summer vacation season, the holiday weekend will commence with over 41.5 million Americans getting away for a bit of rest and relaxation. According to AAA, that number of travelers is the highest it has been in 12 years, and is a full five

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May – National Stroke Awareness Month

Each year, nearly 800 thousand people in the United States experience a stroke, or cerebrovascular accident (CVA). Of those, approximately 140,000 die, making stroke the third leading cause of death in the U.S. It is also the leading cause of serious disability. Though the incidence of stroke has decreased significantly over the past decade, it

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Achoooo! Coping with Allergies for Aging Individuals

Warmer weather is finally here, at least most of the time. The flowers are blooming, the trees are budding, and the grass is getting green. Along with the beauty of spring, comes seasonal allergies for more than 50 million people in the United States. There’s a common misperception that people from older generations do not

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Healthy Habits to Begin this Spring

Spring is here; and though it may not feel like it every day, we’ll soon be basking in the glow of warmer weather and more sunshine. With the arrival of spring comes all things new – flowers blooming, trees budding, and a fresh new feeling in the air; a perfect time for older adults to

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10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Health Agency: Part Two

Recently, we began a very important discussion about hiring a home health agency. We reviewed five questions that will help you navigate the process of ensuring that your loved one’s care is in the right hands. Here are five more important questions to ask. 6.  Does the model of service meet our needs? Many private

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