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Senior Living: 5 Things You Should Do Before Evacuating Your Home

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

It's an unsettling thought, but evacuating your home may be necessary this storm season. Sometimes we're left with no other choice but to jump ship. This, however, does not mean you have to leave your home completely vulnerable to the elements. Here are five things you can do to both ensure your safety and minimize likely damage to your home.

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Seniors and Gardening: 5 Safety Tips To Use In The Garden

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Today, we're going to share five safety tips that you can use in your garden, which are especially useful for seniors living on their own. These tips are easy to implement and can save you some unnecessary trips to the hospital. 

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Senior Living: 3 Things NOT To Do When Buying A Car

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 27, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Today, we're going to discuss the three things you absolutely don't want to do when buying a new car: get emotional, skimp on research, and gloze over the fine print. Keeping these tips in mind can save you a lot of money, and even save your life.

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A Systematic Approach to Spring Cleaning: 3 Tips For Helping Your Seniors Clean Up

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 13, 2018 5:30:00 PM

When the snow retreats, and the birds start singing, that's when most of us start breaking out the cleaning supplies. We've been huddled inside all winter, and it's time to clean up the messes that have accumulated while we were hibernating. Spring cleaning can be cathartic, but if you're a senior, it can also be particularly challenging. Which is why you should keep the following tips in mind.

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Many Seniors Are Finding Their Loved Ones With Social Media. Here's How.

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 20, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Are you missing 'the one that got away' or a friend or family member from whom you drifted as life got busy? Well, there is no better and free way to find them than social media, and no better time to try than now. Many seniors are finding success in this endeavor. Here are some tips to help you do the same.

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What is Palliative Care?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 6, 2018 5:30:00 PM

When you or a loved one gets sick, you go to the doctor. You get a treatment, and you recover. However, sometimes when a serious illness is involved, things aren't that simple. Kidney disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and other serious, long-term illnesses require more than just some pills, or a shot in the arm and rest, to be taken care of. They take time, a variety of treatments, and even then the patient is often dealing with pain, stress, and a slew of negative symptoms.

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Great Asset Planning for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 23, 2018 5:30:00 PM

financial_advisor_seniors-LR.jpgSeniors have a much more complex task of asset planning than others because they must deal with several issues concurrently. Firstly, they have to consider their daily living expenses so that they can live a healthy and comfortable lifestyle in their golden years. That means they have to save enough money and spend wisely. Secondly, they have to account for their annual tax payments and any potential penalties from withdrawing from retirement accounts. Lastly, they have to think about providing for their heirs. There are a few specific means to achieve these goals.

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Strength Training for Seniors: How Much Is Enough?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 9, 2018 5:30:00 PM

seniors_working_out_couple-LR.jpgFor seniors participating in an exercise program, a little bit goes a long way. In a study recently published by the University of Arkansas (2016) researchers found that strength training is important to retaining functional fitness. Functional fitness refers to the ability to perform everyday tasks. Staying active and feeling good is important for maintaining good physical and emotional health.

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5 Sources For Finding Someone to Care For your Senior Relative

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Senior_smiling_caregiver-LR.jpgFinding someone to care for a close senior relative is a topic that many people find awkward to discuss. However, it's vital to ensuring that your loved one is well-cared for and happy while you are taking care of other responsibilities from working to helping take care of your own children or even doing housework or running errands on the weekends or on your days off.

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Holiday Depression: Making this a Happy Holiday Season

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 12, 2017 5:30:00 PM

The holidays can be hard on anyone, but often older adults are most susceptible to holiday depression due to the amount of changes that they might be going through. These changes could include; the people who can join them for the holidays, the physical place that they are celebrating, or changes in holiday traditions. The holidays hold lots of memories for everyone, and it's important to find ways to create new memories and take part in the holidays in new ways in addition to sharing past experiences.

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