Senior Living

Tai Chi Gentle but With Strong Physical Benefits

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Tai Chi Gentle but With Strong Physical Benefits Tai Chai is an ancient Chinese martial art has real physical benefits—and without the physical stress that other forms of exercise, even yoga, can have on aging bodies.   Its low-impact and gentle movements put minimal pressure on your muscles and joints, and the risk of injury is […]

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Holiday Caregiver Burnout

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Holiday Caregiver Burnout Author: Valerie Michel Buck Whether you’re at the end of your tether, that tether has been cut years ago or you’re just starting caregiving for a loved one, this time of year always seems to be the hardest. The season of joy is upon us, that is what the media, shopping centers […]

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Use Medicines Wisely

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Use Medicines Wisely The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that seniors need to take extra care with both prescription and over-the-counter medications. As we get older, many of us begin to take multiple medications, which can increase our risk for potentially dangerous drug interactions. Plus, keeping track of multiple medications and taking them exactly […]

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Holidays with Seniors: A Successful Thanksgiving

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Holidays with Seniors:  A Successful Thanksgiving It’s Thanksgiving again!  Millions of families across the country are preparing themselves for turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, candied yams, and of course, the desserts!  Year after year, it’s the same routine that we all know and love and stress over.  That is, of course, until […]

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6 Tips to Keep in Mind While Helping Aging Parents

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6 Tips to Keep in Mind While Helping Aging Parents by Valerie Buck, August 25, 2014 |National Care Planning Council  1. Getting old is financially scary No matter how much money one may have, thinking about covering the expenses associated with aging or dealing with the unknown can be extremely scary. What if your elderly […]

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Finding the Right Words at a Bad Time

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Finding the Right Words at a Bad Time We’ve likely been in this situation, in one way or another. A friend’s husband has died or a family member just found out he has cancer. We don’t know what to say, so we blurt out the first thing that comes to our minds. When standing in […]

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Passing on Your Passwords as Part of Your Estate

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Passing on Your Passwords as Part of Your Estate When contemplating wills and estates, it’s no longer enough to leave behind information about the location of your safe-deposit box or the name of your lawyer. In this increasingly digital world, what’s even more important is letting your next of kin know the user names and […]

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5 Traits of the Worst Nursing Homes

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5 Traits of the Worst Nursing Homes By Geoff Williams, U.S. News & World Report, May 7, 2014 Horror stories abound of elder abuse and neglect in nursing homes and it can be very scary for families who need to search for options for a loved one.  Choice Connections can help you find the best […]

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Back to school – for seniors, too

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Back to school – for seniors, too September is back to school time, but not just for kids. Older adults can take advantage of a myriad of lifelong learning opportunities as far ranging as taking a cooking class, being tutored in computer skills or visiting a public library. Research shows that older adults can benefit […]

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Intellectual Enrichment Again Proven to Delay Cognitive Decline in Seniors

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Intellectual Enrichment Again Proven to Delay Cognitive Decline in Seniors The latest study from Mayo Clinic published in JAMA Neurology suggests even those with high risk gene can delay cognitive decline for years. The evidence continues to mount that the way to protect against the common cognitive decline seen in too many senior citizens is […]

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