Celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week

Join us in celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except…

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Drug Prices Too High For Senior Citizens, Double The Inflation Rate

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Drug prices are currently twice the rate of inflation. Amazing and incredible! Just to give you an example, the average annual cost for widely used prescription drugs used to treat chronic conditions was $20,000 in 2017, according to a new AARP report. The report analyzed the retail prices of 754 brand-name, generic, and specialty medicines.…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November is the time to be thankful, a time to remember and to embrace those who enrich our lives. Wishing you a harvest of blessings, good health, and good times. Happy Thanksgiving!  

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Tips for Thanksgiving Dinner and Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month, and what better time than before Thanksgiving? If you’re a caregiver for a loved one with a diabetic condition, you know that the holidays can be a real issue. And since yams, marshmallow toppings, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce are on the menu, Thanksgiving dinner and diabetes pose a major…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is the most common cancer worldwide. Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer of women and men in the United States. It takes more lives every year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Early detection leads to 20% fewer lung cancer deaths each year.

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Dementia and the Holidays: How to Include Your Loved One

Thanksgiving is almost here, which means there are family dinners, holiday parties and lots of events coming up. But how to deal with a loved one who has dementia and the holidays? You want to include them and make them feel loved – but you also have to consider your own needs, and those of…

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Honoring Veteran’s Day

On this Veteran’s Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have scarified so much that we can live free.

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Help Your Loved One Stay Hydrated

Seniors don’t always feel like drinking. Here are tips to help your loved one stay hydrated. If you have an older loved one, then you know that hydration is a real issue for seniors. But when winter hits, it becomes even harder. Here are some tips and ideas you can implement to help your loved…

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory,…

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Halloween Activities for Seniors You Can Still Do

Even though there’s just one day left, you can still include your older loved one in your Halloween activities. Do you have an older loved one – a grandparent, a parent, an aunt or uncle or just a friend? If you do, then you know that events like Halloween can get lonely without children to…

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