Category Archives for "Senior Independence"

Aging: Expectations and Reality

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Aging. Getting old. What does that really mean? Think back to when you were young – and think about what you hear from young people today. There is such a stigma in America about getting old. So let’s start with all the negatives benchmarks: Losing eyesight Losing hearing Pain and illness Inability to drive Inability […]

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Boomers Take on the Third Age

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In the Tolkien Lord of the Rings, the Third Age was a time of all-out war. Now, in the 21st century, the Third Age has a different meaning. It is the time of life for those 55+. Now, that means a lot of Boomers. There are those who might think it’s appropriate to call it […]

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What’s the Biggest Concern for Aging Adults?

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Do you know what is the No. 1 cause of injury to aging adults today? Falls. Falls result in the most emergency room visits for people as they get older. And once a senior has taken one spill, they live in fear of having more … so what do they do? The exact opposite of […]

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What Will Show Them I Can Take Care of Myself?

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There is one argument we hear during so many calls we get at Keeping In Touch Solutions. Mom says she can take care of herself and her daughter thinks she needs help. Each side has their heels dug in and it’s creating tension between them on top of the stress of aging. We offer a […]

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What do Aging Women Have to Look Forward To?

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According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the number of older women outnumber older men at 25.1 million older women to 19.6 million older men. Most “older” folks don’t need to be told that, they already know it. Women outlive men and, the report goes on to say, older men were much […]

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Is Your Loved One Handling Medications the Right Way?

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Did you know that senior citizens are prescribed an average of 7 (yes, 7) medications to take every day? That’s a lot of information because you know that timing can be as important as dosage. Add to that the instructions that can go with each drug – take on an empty stomach, take with a […]

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What Exactly Is It For? What Are You Waiting For?

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A lot of times when we look at a home that has been lived in for four decades, and see lots of clutter and possessions, we look at the wife, the female who leads the family. Because, after all, isn’t the house traditionally her domain? Well, maybe yes – and maybe no. Everyone who lives […]

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Who are the Men You Admire and Appreciate?

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Male role models are abundant, aren’t they? A couple that come to mind include John Wayne and Clint Eastwood. Not so sure about the politicians and athletes of today qualifying as role models, but I will admit to looking up to Peyton Manning. None of these men were perfect, nor were they readily accessible in […]

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Can You Get a New View of Aging?

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I’m sure you have heard statements about 70 being the “new 50” and all the things that boomers are STILL doing at their “advanced” ages. I know I have. But it brings up a very fundamental question for me. Why do we put people in boxes and have certain expectations for people relating to age? […]

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Thanks, Mom, for Your Love and Support

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George Washington once said, “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother, I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” All of us owe a lot to our mothers and the mother-like figures in our lives. […]

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