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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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Can Sleep Apnea lead to Alzheimer's? Here Is What Research Shows.

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Alzheimer's diseases affects 5 million Americans and sleep apnea a whopping 15 million. Of those sufferers, many are seniors. Besides being common among older ones in the U.S. though, a recent study suggests there might be another connection between the two conditions. Here are a few facts about each illness along with some information about the study.

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Delicious, Quick & Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dish: Sweet Potato Spoon Bread

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Thanksgiving is almost here! Friends, family, wonderful smells, delicious foods, and amazing memories are just waiting to be had by all. Rather than typical dinner rolls, have you considered serving another type of bread? We have you covered with this delicious sweet potato spoon bread recipe. This recipe is essentially a hybrid of a cornbread and soufflĂ©. It incorporates great health benefits within the sweet potatoes, egg whites and spices. You can even add in fresh corn or spinach if you'd like! Seniors will love this healthy and unique side dish. It's the perfect new addition to your Thanksgiving feast! 

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Some of the Best Reasons to Consider Multi-Generational Housing

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM

As the younger generation struggles to find careers and the senior generation lives longer, the idea of multi-generation housing has seen a resurgence. Multi-generational housing is any situation in which at least two adult generations live in the same household. Of course, this leaves a lot of room for variation from young adults who return to their parents home to grandparents moving in with their children and grandchildren. In some cases, it's a necessity to make this type of living arrangement but in others, it's an option that provides advantages to each family member. Here's a look at some of the best reasons to consider multi-generational housing. 

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Seniors and Home Ownership: How the Two Are Interconnecting

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 10, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Home ownership is one of the sure ways to build wealth for the middle class. The number of homeowners, first-time buyers, and new builds are tracked very carefully because home ownership is such an important sector of our economy. As Baby Boomers move from middle age into their senior years, they are changing the numbers when it comes to homeownership, and it's important to understand the hows and whys. Here are a few things to consider about the newest seniors and their households.

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