Holiday Gifts Ideas for Your Favorite Senior


Seniors have been giving and receiving gifts for decades, so what do you get them now? The key to holiday gift giving for seniors is to keep in mind their needs and capabilities at this time in their lives, while also being practical yet thoughtful. Read the full article ⟶

Celebrating the Holidays with Senior Living Residents


When we think of festive holiday celebrations, we tend to picture several generations of family members gathering under one roof. The reality, though, for many American families is different. Today’s families, especially larger, multi-generational groups, likely do not live in the same residence—or even in the same state. Read the full article ⟶

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What To Do When Seniors Refuse Help: How should caregivers respond when older adults won’t accept advice or assistance?


Ask any caregiver about the most challenging aspects of assisting older adults, and you’ll likely hear examples of their frustration when help is offered but refused. There’s no doubt that many senior adults need varying levels of assistance with daily activities, says a recent study from the National Center for Health Statistics. Approximately one in Read the full article ⟶

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65 or Older? Be Prepared for the Upcoming Flu Season


While flu seasons can vary in severity, during most seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease.  In recent years, it’s estimated that between 71 percent and 85 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older  Between 54 percent and 70 percent of seasonal Read the full article ⟶

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For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Learn the Ways To Prevent the Disease in Older Women


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual worldwide campaign organized by major breast cancer charities to raise awareness, offer support, and to encourage research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. Studies show that women in the U.S. who live to the age of 80 have a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer Read the full article ⟶

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Music Gets the Toe Tapping at Any Age


Music is a great way to improve the quality of life for older adults. Many studies show the benefits of music. It reduces stress, anxiety, and pain. It also can  improve immune function, helps memory, and encourages exercise. It has been well documented that music reaches those with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Music helps people reminisce Read the full article ⟶

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Returning to the Past: People with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Retain Older Memories


Caregivers and family members of adults with Alzheimer’s and other dementias notice their loved ones often talk about the distant past—and sometimes believe they’re still living in those past memories.  People with dementia start to lose the ability to capture, retain, and retrieve recent memories—sometimes even things that happened just a few moments ago. But Read the full article ⟶

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Volunteer After Retirement-Weighing Your Options


Throughout the country, millions of people have found fulfillment donating their time to causes and organizations that support missions that interest them. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency that finances and runs AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Volunteer Generation Fund, and others, estimates that more than 64 million Americans volunteer nearly Read the full article ⟶

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Veterans Benefits for Caregivers and Spouses


What are these benefits, who is eligible, and how to apply. Memorial Day is May 27, a special day for honoring Americans who served in the country’s armed forces. Did you know more than 1.5 million wartime-service veterans and their surviving spouses are eligible for billions of dollars each year in U.S. Department of Veterans Read the full article ⟶

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Happy Mother’s Day!


May always means Mother’s Day, a day we take stock of all the reasons mothers are important to us throughout our lives, and why we are so grateful for them. They have that magical touch to heal our wounds, lift our spirits with a smile and advise us like no one else, no matter what Read the full article ⟶

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