Healthy Aging

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Empower Your Family – Take Part in Your Planning


Here I am, almost 70 years old, own a home care company for 20 years, and struggle to make ends meet for my 102-year-old mother-in-law, Sylvia.  She ran out of money about 3 years ago, and my husband and I struggle to keep her home with care.       What do families do in this situation? Certainly...

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Osteoporosis – Prevention and Management


Like other organs in the body, bones are constantly changing. Throughout childhood and as young adults, bones grow in strength and in size. Around the age of 30, bones reach their peak strength and then naturally become weaker with age.  Osteoporosis affects one in every four adults and is a condition...

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Senior Care Spotlight | teleCalm


Join Kathleen Warshawsky, BSN RN, for a Seniors Blue Book Senior Care Spotlight, featuring Tavis Schriefer, CEO of teleCalm. What is teleCalm? The teleCalm service stops problem calls for seniors – whether they live at home or in a senior living community. We especially help those living with Alzheimer’s...

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Senior Care Spotlight welcomes Bobbi Kolonay, Holistic Aging-Solutions for Elder Care


Learn how Holistic Aging's Life Care Management services focus on helping older adults in Pittsburgh age well. Bobbi and her staff of professional experts help families find quality solutions and support, by caring for the whole person in a compassionate, competent, and controlled manner.

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Introducing the Dementia Friendly America Project


 According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it is anticipated that by 2050, 14 million Americans will be living with some form of dementia. Every area in the country will be affected… including Adams and York Counties in “gray state” Pennsylvania. In 2018 Jennifer Holcomb, Director of Memory Support...

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Keeping Your Loved One Engaged When They Have Dementia


You’ve had a long day at work and you’re tired.  But, you need to go home and care for your loved one who has Dementia.  Take a deep breath and know there are many ways to have a conversation or keep them engaged: Use familiar words and phrases when speaking or asking questions Use humor if appropriate...

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Understanding Your Medicare Options


You’ve earned that red, white and blue Medicare card, and deserve all the coverage that comes with it.  But there are other health plan options available, and you may find that the extra benefits and comprehensive all-in-one coverage of a Medicare Advantage plan fits you – and your budget – best. Original...

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Hip Osteoarthritis and the Direct Anterior Approach


Osteoarthritis (OA) means “arthritis of the bone” and is a disease that affects the entire joint involving the cartilage, joint lining, ligaments, and underlying bone. It is the most common form of arthritis.  The deterioration, or wear of these tissues, eventually leads to pain and joint stiffness....

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Family-owned, Family-involved


These four words characterize the Leader family’s role in the senior living profession for more than 55 years. This summer, the third generation of our family in the person of Meredith Janeczek Mills, granddaughter of Country Meadows founders George M. and Mary Jane Leader, has taken on a senior leadership...

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Have the Conversation Today


“It always seems too early, until it’s too late.” It’s an all-too-common refrain from loved ones who waited too long to have conversations about end-of-life care preferences. I, myself, live with regret of a decision made with my husband as he neared the end of his life. We followed the expert recommendations...

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Home Sweet Accessible Home!


A report by the National Conference of State Legislatures and the AARP Public Policy Institute revealed that nearly 90 percent of surveyed seniors over age 65 want to stay in their current residence for as long as possible, and 80 percent believe that their current residence is where they will always...

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“How Hard Has Aging Hit You” is the Wrong Question

York, PA

 Shortly after the start of 2019, I noticed a new trend emerging on Facebook.  Titled the How Hard Did Aging Hit You challenge, users were encouraged to post side-by-side photos of them now and from 10 years ago as physical evidence of how they are holding up as they age.   While I believe people on...

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Integrative Wellness

Denver, CO

At the root of Integrative Wellness (IW) are personal and cultural beliefs on whole body wellness (this includes the brain) and the use of mainstream medicine in combination with alternatives. These beliefs can dictate how we use healthcare, long term care, home remedies and complementary and alternative...

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Senior Helpers® of Northern Colorado Continues to Support Local Families Amid Uncertain Times


Declared an Essential Health Service, Local In-home Senior Care Company to Add 15 New Caregivers to Support Northern Colorado-Area Seniors and their Families; Partners with local businesses to deliver meals to families in need. FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Declared an essential...

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Choose Your Decision Maker with 2020 Vision during the COVID-19 Pandemic | Webinar

Explore the medical, legal, social, and ethical factors impacting families and healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Click on the photo to view the video webinar. Thank you to the panelists and supporters Apple Care & Companion | McNair Dallas Law | Aging2.0 Dallas | Conversation...

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Nutrition Programs Are Delivering More Than Just a Meal  

Pueblo, CO

Today, the average life expectancy is at a record high of 79 years. As we get older, even the most independent among us may experience physical declines or financial hardship that strips away our independence. Add to that an increase in geographic mobility of our families, and the result is millions...

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Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings | From the CDC


Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings, Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission. CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States.  We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals...

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#SBBCOVID19 | DFW Coronaviris Resources

COVID-19 Resources for the DFW area: Testing the Efficacy of Homemade Masks: Would They Protect in an Influenza Pandemic? Dallas County Dallas Emergency Help COVID-19 Dallas COVID-19 Resources for residents

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Clarendale of Addison Hosts Grand Opening Celebration


Clarendale of Addison, the all-new senior living community located off Route 53 and I-355 in Addison hosted its grand opening celebration this fall with a tribute to the 1893 World’s Fair.  “With our grand opening, we wanted to capture the fun and excitement of one of Chicago’s many proud times in history,”...

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Take Charge of Your Health


Do you have an ongoing health condition like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, asthma, emphysema, depression, multiple sclerosis, high cholesterol or kidney disease?  Do you feel frustrated about not only managing your condition but dealing with the impact it has...

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The National Placement Referral Alliance Provides Education

Boulder, CO

The National Placement Referral Alliance - NPRA, is a national membership organization formed to protect family choice for older adults. They provide education, promote best industry practices to pursue ethical and professional responsibility in the communities their members serve. The NPRA provides...

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Facing the Challenges of Parkinson’s Disease

Boulder, CO

The challenges faced by individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD), even within their own homes, can be many and varied. PD is a disease that develops and worsens slowly over time. Symptoms range widely from motor symptoms (like tremors, coordination, balance, walking deficits, lack of facial expression,...

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Changing the Life of Seniors, One Delicious Meal at a Time!

Boulder, CO

There are many options when looking for help for Seniors that desire to age in place. As we grow older, good nutrition is important but may cause a challenge to aging adults. Getting to the grocery store alone can be an obstacle, as well as having the mobility to actually prepare nutritious meals on...

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Can CBD Help You?

Boulder, CO
303- 440-3001

CBD (cannabidiol) is one of hundreds of chemical compounds, including TCH (tetrahydrocannabinol), found in the hemp or cannabis plant. While THC is known for producing a “high,” CBD is non-psychoactive. Because of this, its appeal as a potential therapeutic option for a myriad of conditions has grown....

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Brain Truths & Myths

Boulder, CO

Our understanding of the human brain has exploded over the last couple decades, yet many misconceptions still exist. Test your knowledge with the following true/false quiz. Answers are at the end. The human brain does not grow new brain cells or change its structure at a cellular level. “Use it or...

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This is your Life!

Fort Collins, CO

What comes to mind when you think of retirement? Do you picture a view of the ocean or the mountains? A mild climate? Your home town? The comfort of the place you call home? A sense of community & interaction with others? Everyone has different hopes & desires when it comes to aging & retirement. No...

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Improving Seniors’ Lives Through Food!

Fort Collins, CO

As we grow older, good nutrition is still essential, but may become more of a challenge for aging adults. Getting to the grocery store alone can become an obstacle; as well as, having the mobility and endurance to actually prepare nutritious meals on a daily basis. Although some delivery services like...

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What is a "Continuum of Care"?


What is a “Continuum of Care” The phrase “continuum of care has been around for a while – but not all providers are part of a true continuum when it comes to caring for seniors. Most providers involved in a continuum of care system offer opportunities for seniors to remain within a system that provides...

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Communities Add Healthy and Diverse Living Arrangements for Seniors


     Traditionally, people expected to live in their homes until they could no longer do so, then either stayed with a relative or moved to a nursing home situation. These days, some seniors are looking to alternative ideas, such as community-style arrangements, to help meet the challenges associated...

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Health Benefits of Gardening for Older Adults


There is a basic human feeling when planting seeds or bulbs — a sense of accomplishment and a state of deep peace. However, gardening not only feels good, but it is also good for you. In addition to growing nutritious fruits and vegetables, here are some of the other health benefits of gardening. ...

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Welcome to Grand Junction: Home for Life’s Seasons!

Grand Junction, CO

Welcome to Grand Junction where you can stay at home through all of life’s seasons! The western slope town of Grand Junction is home to not only 3 main hospitals, including a regional VA medical center, but also to the entire spectrum of care from support to pregnant mothers to an award winning Hospice...

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Are You Unhappy?

Grand Junction, CO

Many of us have experienced unhappiness or even clinical depression at different times in our lives. Maybe the issues were around grief/ loss, relationship conflicts, financial concerns, or loneliness. The conventional thinking is that brain chemistry plays a part, many people take a pharmaceutical...

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City of Boise Dedicated to Improving Quality of Life for All Ages


The City of Boise is committed to providing exceptional recreational and wellness opportunities for all citizens. This is evident when you visit the Dick Eardley Senior Center, where there is a constant stream of visitors taking classes, playing games and using new technology. Boise Parks and Recreation...

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Living Longer, Stronger Lives

The goal for most of us, is not to simply to live longer lives, but to continue to live healthier, more engaged, more vibrant lives. Groundbreaking scientific studies now reveal that only about 30-35% of the chronic diseases we acquire are genetically based. This is really big news, because it means...

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OFF BALANCE?  IT’S MORE SERIOUS THAN YOU THINK! By 360 ORTHOPEDICS – Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch/Venice   Studies have shown that 40% of us will have a balance issue at some point in our lives. Some of these issues will be the catalyst for us to see our physician. A balance disorder is a condition making...

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Staying Calm, Healthy, and Productive After a Loss


Staying calm, healthy, and productive may not be the first thing on your mind when emptying a home after a loss. But the better you feel, the easier a trying task will be to complete. While I am not a medical professional, I believe the healthy habits outlined in this article are what enable me to empty...

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Continue to Play it Safe in the Game of Life


Staying healthy and feeling your best is important at any age. As you grow older, you may experience an increasing number of life changes. How you handle and grow from these changes is important to staying healthy. The following tips can help you play it safe in the game of life. WELLNESS Healthcare...

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teleCalm Helps Stop Problem Calls - The phone service designed for seniors and caregivers

There are so many things to stay on top of as a family caregiver and frequently it feels overwhelming. The telephone is one of those things that can add to your stress and frustration. You want your loved one to stay engaged with family and friends. It is important to keep them connected, to ward off...

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Making Sense of Senior Safety

Observing the safety hazards in a senior’s home is one thing. Living them is another. It’s not always easy to understand the physical limitations older adults face that could make home a virtual minefield for an aging parent. According to research conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care® network,...

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Complete and Total Relaxation

Bonita Springs keeps getting better and better! As a part of this blossoming community, we now have a brand-new wellness facility at the corner of Bonita Beach Road and 41. In the wake of hurricane Irma Paradise Wellness & Event Center began to emerge in this area with a mission to encourage enhance...

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Get Active, Feel Great!

Rosemary Thomas proudly endorses physical fitness and the saying, “If you don’t move it, you will lose it.” After two hip replacements and fluctuating weight, she knew she needed to step up her fitness routine to regain mobility. Joining SilverSneakers® provided her with the consistency she desired and...

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