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The Struggle for Significance: Seniors and Suicide

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This article discusses the subject of suicide. If you are facing thoughts of suicide, please reach out to the National Suicide Help Line at 1-800-273-8255 or visit to live-chat with a friendly helper. “I had four chairs refurbished this morning And I couldn’t help but think—what’s the point? I don’t have much longer to […]

10 Tips To Make Eating Out Healthier

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Beth is a CNA who works nights, with not one, not two, but three teenagers. She loves her job, but the only time she gets to see her family is at the dinner table — if one of the kids doesn’t have sports or band practice and if she can manage to get takeout on […]

Seniors and Pets

Seniors and Pets

The Rescue Eve and Norman Fertig huddled together for warmth as the mild autumn day turned into a howling winter storm. They were trapped outside with night fast approaching. If it weren’t for the downed trees that had them pinned between their outbuildings, Eve and Norman could probably see their little house a mere 200 […]

Vintage Recipes: The Dessert that’s Surprisingly Healthy

Vintage Recipes: The Dessert that's Surprisingly Healthy

The Dessert That Maintains Bone Health What if I told you that one of your favorite desserts as a child is high in protein, amino acids, and is often taken as a supplement for maintaining healthy bones? This superfood is disguised as a fun, jiggly dessert and is often overlooked. So what is this deliciously […]

Cataracts: Walking A Mile In Grandma’s Glasses

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When was the last time you went swimming? Remember diving into that cool, turquoise water surrounded by millions of tiny bubbles? For the few seconds beneath the surface, everything was a blur of shapes and light. Or, if you haven’t been swimming in a while, remember that one foggy morning you stepped outside to take […]

National Safety Month: Be Prepared (Free Printable Guide!)

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The Rescue On June 7th, four teenage boys from Oklahoma, Wyatt Hall, Dylan Wick, Seth Byrd, and Nick Byrd headed out of the house for some snacks and smelled fire. Smoke was slowly seeping from the doorframes and windows of the house next door. Only one of the boys knew their neighbor, according to CBSNews, […]

Jobs for Retired Seniors

Jobs for Retired Seniors

Maybe you picture retirement like this: Waking up to the scent of fresh brewed coffee as late morning sunshine streams through the curtains of a completely paid-off house on the beach…. Your loved one shuffles through the kitchen in bunny slippers, smiling as she picks the morning paper off the counter. The reality is that […]

Celebrating Women’s Health Month

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“A woman is like a tea bag. You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Women live longer than men. Despite sleepless nights, worry, the stress of balancing work and home life, raising children, and, often times, dealing with ill health, this is a proven fact. […]

Music and Alzheimer’s

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What if there was a way to shine a light through the fog of Alzheimer’s Disease and talk to your senior loved one for a moment of clarity? What if that moment was brought about in as short a time as it takes to sing, “What A Wonderful World?” The answer is not magic and […]

Make the Most of Your Doctor Visits with this Handy Checklist [and Video!]

Doctor Visit Checklist

Preparing Seniors for Doctor Visits Thanks again to our friends at ClearCare for sharing this post with us! Getting to a doctor visit, as well as understanding and implementing medical advice, can be a challenge for seniors. Aging involves changes in health, physical ability, and medical risks. On average, older adults in the US tend to […]