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How to Design and Create a Senior-Friendly Bedroom

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How to Design and Create a Senior-Friendly Bedroom Not all homes and bedrooms are ideal for senior citizen use. This is because a lot of the simple activities that we take for granted in childhood and adulthood can become increasingly difficult with old age. Whether it’s because of a disease, a chronic injury, or the […]

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Don’t Be Embarrassed About Incontinence

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Don’t Be Embarrassed About Incontinence Do you recognize this sign? Whenever you’re in a public place, you’re scouting out where the closest bathroom might be—just in case. If so, you’re not alone. More than 25 million Americans are affected by either bladder or bowel incontinence, according to the National Association for Continence. One in 3 […]

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5 Popular Magazine Subscriptions for Seniors

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5 Popular Magazine Subscriptions for Seniors We have all seen the general trend of moving away from newspapers, magazines, nd other print media to on-line news and entertainment, Facebook and Twitter. Today’s senior citizens, however, while embracing the Internet, cell phones, and even Facebook, still rely on these more traditional forms to access information  and […]

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Recommended Reading for April 2017

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Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir Hardcover  Written by: Roz Chast In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as […]

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The Golden Rule Becomes The Fiduciary Rule

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The Golden Rule Becomes The Fiduciary Rule New federal requirements could mean a different relationship between you and your financial adviser. “Do unto others …” is not only a good idea to maintain healthy relations with friends, neighbors, and acquaintances, it’s also at the heart of most of the world’s major religions. When it comes […]

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3 Entertaining Activities for Seniors Looking to Improve Physical and Mental Health

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3 Entertaining Activities for Seniors Looking to Improve Physical and Mental Health As the population of the United States ages, seniors are living longer and looking for ways to spend their days that are mentally stimulating and boost their physical and mental health. Of course, they can join knitting clubs and go to a bingo […]

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Signs Your Aging Parents Need Help Managing Their Finances

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Signs Your Aging Parents Need Help Managing Their Finances By, Sarah Skidmore Sell, The Associated Press It’s inevitable. As we age, our bodies and our brains change, and not always like fine wine. Cognitive skills decline as part of the normal aging process and in turn, so do some of our financial management skills. Research […]

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Recommended Reading for February 2017

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Recommended Reading for February 2017 When Breath Becomes Air By: Paul Kalanithi At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient […]

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Recommended Reading for January 2017

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Recommended Reading for January 2017 Joy Boosters: 120 Ways to Encourage Older Adults By Missy Buchanan Know an elderly person who needs a little encouragement? Missy Buchanan, an older adult advocate and a former creativity educator, offers you a bounty of ideas for lifting the spirits of older adults. Her passion for and sensitivity to the […]

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Stronger Flu Vaccine Available Just for Seniors

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Stronger Flu Vaccine Available Just for Seniors It’s that time of year again—not the holidays but the flu season. You hear people coughing and sniffling all around you. Perhaps you have been hit with it yourself—staying in bed for days, your whole body aching. How do you prevent the flu? The best way is to […]

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