Lisa Hollier

Senior Exercise: Think Swimming!

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The benefits of exercise for seniors cannot be overstated.  However, finding the type of senior exercise that matches the capabilities, inabilities and still has a high level of enjoyment for seniors, can be tricky. Swimming may not be the first activity that comes to mind when considering an exercise program for an elderly person, but […]

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Recommended Reading for June 2017

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Recommended Reading for June 2017 30 Lessons for Loving: Advice from the Wisest Americans on Love, Relationships, and Marriage By: Karl Pillemer Ph.D.  Readers of Karl Pillemer’s first book cherished the sage advice and great stories shared by extraordinary older Americans. Now, Pillemer returns with lessons on the most talked-about parts of that book: love, […]

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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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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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Finding Happiness During the Holidays: A Guide For Older Adults

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Finding Happiness During the Holidays:  A Guide For Older Adults “Happiness is not ready made. It comes from our actions.” This quote from the Dalai Lama holds particular meaning for me during the holidays. While the holiday season is a time of celebration, family reunions and childlike wonder, many of us are not immune to […]

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Recommended Reading for June 2016

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Grandpa’s Got De-men-cha By:  Rebecca Youngmark (Author), Sheryl Otto (Illustrator) Grandpa’s Got De-men-cha is written for young children to help explain the disease of Dementia and the changes it may bring to their beloved Grandpa. Written as a coloring book, it encourages young children to make it their own and include a picture of them and their Grandpa. […]

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Recommended Reading: May 2016

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Downsizing The Family Home: What to Save, What to Let Go by Marni Jameson (Author), Mark Brunetz (Foreword) It’s a rite of passage almost no one will escape: the difficult, emotional journey of downsizing your or your aging parents’ home. Here, nationally syndicated home columnist Marni Jameson sensitively guides readers through the process, from opening […]

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Warning Signs a Senior Shouldn’t Be Driving

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Warning Signs a Senior Shouldn’t Be Driving Wondering if it is time to take away the keys? There are a number of issues you should take into account. It would be a lot easier if we could just assign an age when people are no longer safe drivers, but as a group, seniors are relatively […]

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Arthritis Among Seniors

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Arthritis Among Seniors Arthritis affects millions of people of all ages, including children.   From 2010-2012, nearly 50% of adults 65 years or older in the U.S. were told by a doctor that they have some form of arthritis in their joints. Although osteoarthritis is the most common form of the disease, there are over 100 […]

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Recommended Reading for February

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Recommended Reading for February How to Deal with 21 Critical Issues Facing Aging Seniors By:  Thomas Day Aging seniors and their families are often confounded by the complexity of issues facing the elderly. Not only do older Americans have to contend with declining income, increased debt and poor investment returns, but they have to deal […]

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