Category: Tips for Seniors

Your Second Job — Family Caregiving

{Read in 4 minutes}  Many of us look back fondly to the time we got our driver’s license in our teens and were able to drive ourselves to the movies, the mall, and friends’ houses. This was our first taste of freedom.  To a senior, being able to drive represents that same sense of freedom…
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The Growing Impact of Isolation

{Read in 3.5 minutes}  This past April, the oldest resident of the U.S., Hestor Ford, passed away at 115 years old in the home she lived in since the early 1960s. She lived through sharecropping, the 1918 flu pandemic, the Great Depression, World Wars I and II, Jim Crow laws, the civil rights movement, and…
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Listen to Joan…. Again

{Read in 4 minutes} You don’t always notice the changes when you are caring for a loved one from a long distance. We somehow fill in the blanks, don’t pick up on the cues, don’t realize that prescriptions are not being taken as directed. We hear what we want to hear, and believe all is…
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It’s Autumn – Time to Think About Fall Prevention

“I haven’t met the right person,” he said in answer to my question: “Have you fallen this week?” I think I almost blushed. His eyes were twinkling. His sense of humor is so wonderful.  {Read in 3 minutes}  Frank is a member of a health and wellness program where about 150 seniors meet each week…
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