Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress for Seniors

The holidays can be a stressful time for those with even the most rock-solid constitution. Many of us fail to acknowledge the increase in stress levels that the holidays can inflict on senior family members. We arrange trips and visits with family members who don’t otherwise get to spend time with the elders during other times […]

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How to Recognize a Robocall

 Listen for these key phrases related to jury duty and Social Security by Doug Shadel, AARP, April 10, 2019 GETTY IMAGES   Jury Duty Scam What they’ll say: “Hello, this is Officer Garrison from the police department. It is my duty to inform you that a warrant has been issued for your arrest as a result […]

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Breast Cancer Statistics in Older Women

Did you know that breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women? Here’s a troubling statistic about breast cancer in older women – half of all women recently diagnosed with breast cancer are over 60, and a fifth are older than 70, according to Harvard Health . While research continues to make remarkable advances […]

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TRIP TIPS FOR OLDER TRAVELERS WITH HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS

By Amanda Lewis, BA, CMC, Certified Care Manager, Aging Wisdom, LLC With leaf peeping just around the corner, fall is a wonderful time for traveling. Neither age nor health should keep you from going on a vacation. With some thoughtful planning, a trip to visit with family and friends or to visit specific destinations can […]

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KEEPING LOVE IN YOUR LIFE AS A CAREGIVER

By:  Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, Aging Life Care Professional I am going to give you some tips to keep love the focus throughout your entire life and not let the challenges of aging get in the way, keeping in mind that love is the most important factor in the lives of millions of people […]

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THE ANATOMY OF AN APPETITE: AGING AND OUR RELATIONSHIP TO FOOD

Miriam Zucker, LMSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM Many of life’s events involve food. From the grandest of celebrations to the smallest of gatherings, there is always a place for food. As an Aging Life Care Professional®, I recall a wonderful get together this care manager had organized to celebrate a client’s birthday, her ninetieth… I thought.  She […]

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