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Giving "Outside The Box" Holiday Gifts This Year

The holidays are here! Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years are right around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to let the special people in your life know you love them this year! Often, it is a good idea to start your holiday gift list for friends and family with [...]

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Holiday Family Meeting Guide

When family is gathered for the holidays, there can be every emotion from joy to frustration, excitement to relaxation, but the holidays can also provide a great opportunity to have important conversations with the whole family. To help you navigate the waters of “family meetings” we have put together a “Holiday Family Meeting Guide” that [...]

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Winter Activities: Staying Warm Without Staying at Home

Chilly weather often keeps you indoors during the winter, especially when you are caring for an aging loved one. This year, instead of letting ‘cabin fever’ settle in, consider getting everyone in the family to do some fun winter activities, whether inside or outside! Find out what gets your family excited and involved – maybe [...]

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10 Conversation Starters for Family Gatherings this Holiday Season

Can we be honest for a minute? Some parts of the holidays are wonderful… but we’d be kidding ourselves if we didn’t admit that other parts can be a little stressful. Being surrounded by loved ones can provide comfort, peace and wonderful holiday energy, but can also bring with it the challenge of looking out [...]

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“Caregiver” Means Caring For Yourself, Too

How does your “to-do” list look today? Maybe you worked all day and then had to run errands. Then when you got home you made dinner for your loved ones, did some laundry and dishes. Before you know it you’re going to sleep without doing anything for yourself all day. This article was syndicated and [...]

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Alzheimer’s Awareness and Support

Consistency, persistency, loyalty… Those are the character traits that come to mind when we think of someone who has “caring for someone with Alzheimer’s” on their plate every day. Maybe that is why we are so excited about September – Alzheimer’s awareness is getting more attention than ever. This article was syndicated and originally appeared [...]

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Senior Back-to-School Backpacks

It’s back-to-school season! If your family is like mine, you are scrambling to prepare your children to head back to the classroom. A lot of these little ones are growing up in a different home environment than the generations older than them grew up in. This article was syndicated and originally appeared on the Senior [...]

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Senior Chefs: Getting Back in the Kitchen

Have you ever noticed that as people age, they sometimes start eating less? Being less active certainly decreases the appetite. A diminished sense of taste and smell can also make food become less appealing than it once was. For many seniors who live alone, cooking a whole meal for one can feel like a chore. [...]

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How Families Can Prevent Laziness Over Holiday Break

School’s out for holiday break and the kids are camping out on the couch.  They’re glued to their cell phones, texting and tweeting and their laziness is driving you crazy.  With more than one third of American children overweight, what can you do to get your kids moving and active over the upcoming holiday vacation? [...]

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