Monthly Archives: March 2015

Bucket List Essential – Do You Have an Advance Directive?

March 26th, 2015 (No Comments)

Bucket List Essential – Do You Have an Advance Directive? Consider this: national studies conducted in 2004 and again in 2014 indicate 9 out of 10 people believe it is important that their wishes as to medical treatment be followed should a serious illness or injury leave them unable to speak or communicate. At the […]

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Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of VA

March 26th, 2015 (No Comments)

Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of VA The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care By:   Angelo E. Volandes, M.D. There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine-keeping patients alive at any price. Two thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions tethered to machines and tubes at bankrupting costs, even though research shows that […]

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April is National Donate Life Month

March 26th, 2015 (No Comments)

In conjunction with NHDD, the entire month of April is National Donate Life Month. According to the OrganDonor.Gov website, National Donate Life Month was established in 2003 so that every day in April “people across the U.S. can make a special effort to celebrate the tremendous generosity of those who have saved lives by becoming […]

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Storing and Sharing Your Advance Directive Documents

March 26th, 2015 (No Comments)

Storing and Sharing Your Advance Directive Documents Just as important as creating an Advance Directive is making sure that other people know that you have them and know where they are located. According to the National Institute on Aging, there are key people who should be told that you have an advance directive and given […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Activities with Seniors

March 3rd, 2015 (No Comments)

St. Patrick’s Day Activities with Seniors Many Americans—not just those with Irish roots—celebrate and attend parties on St. Patrick’s Day. Senior citizens might still like to participate in themed events, but health and mobility issues can get in the way with traditional activities like pub crawls. Use St. Patrick’s Day-themed activities to encourage senior citizens […]

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Recommended Reading for March

March 3rd, 2015 (No Comments)

Recommended Reading for March Sailing the Mystery: My Journey into Life’s Remaining Chapters By: Ed Merck Sailing the Mystery is a bold and inspiring account of one man’s attempt to find meaning and vitality in his remaining years. At sixty-three, Ed Merck is entering the final third of his life – but something is missing. […]

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Finding Your Purpose in Life

March 3rd, 2015 (No Comments)

Finding Your Purpose in Life In the past few years, research has touted the benefits of having a purpose in life, physically as well as emotionally. Two recent studies show that having a purpose in life increased longevity. One recent study looked at data from the Midlife in the United States project, which is funded […]

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