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Traditions and Memories are the Treasures of the Holidays

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Some of us can name the traditions our families have for the holidays. Some people can’t, but they are there, aren’t they? There are some things that we do every year and whether we say they are traditions or not makes no difference. My dad always wrapped up some gift filled with a marble or […]

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You Don’t Have to Do It Alone

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This is the time of year when we think about family and all we have to be thankful for. One of the high points of the season can be sharing precious moments with aging loved ones. Sometimes as we share stories and memories, it becomes stressful and tries our patience. We worry about them being […]

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Is Grandma’s House Fire Safe?

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If you ever had school age children, you probably spent some time in October conducting a fire safety survey and making a few changes around your house. That’s because October is Fire Safety Month. Just because your children may be well past that age in school, it’s still important to conduct one of those fire […]

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Home for the Holidays

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Many families, especially those living miles away, may be in for a big surprise this year when they go home for the holidays.​You may have the feeling that things are changing right before your eyes. You now that there are are unspoken issues to be addressed but maybe you can’t put your finger on the […]

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Life, Liberty and Your Independence

July 4th is a huge day for celebration as we honor and celebrate our nations birthday. During this day of 1,440 minutes please take time to honor and celebrate those heroes of the military. To those men and women that have given of their time, their talents and some, their lives so that we could […]

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Age is Irrelevant…

According to Dr. Oz here are the 10 things you should do for both yourself and your aging parent for your complete health and wellness in 2014: Step 1: Find a doctor and schedule a checkupStep 2: Know the five ingredients to avoid Step 3: The healthy foods to add to your diet Step 4: […]

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Holidays Bring Loneliness to the Forefront for Families of Seniors

So, it’s time again for holiday plans. But every time family members have invited Uncle Ed, he flatly refuses to attend any celebrations. You know he spends much of his time alone and are worried. Now before you just jump the gun and just decide that Uncle Ed is a big grump, consider the following […]

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Taking Care of Mom or Grandma Requires More Than Luck!

As your parents or grandparents age, you start to notice things like they’re slowing down and don’t seem to be quit as sharp as they used to be. Once thoughts of them – and your worries – are running through your mind often, it’s time to begin planning.

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Does Grandma need help? Make a Daily Call the Beginning of the Conversation

Even though Grandma didn’t want to come for all the family gatherings recently, you made time to go over to her house with a nice lunch a couple of weekends. Most of the time, when people start out a conversation that I way, I just wait, because there is going to be a wrinkle in […]

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