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 Why Create a Family Book of Memories? 

Granny was a WAVE in the United States Naval Reserve, better known under the acronym WAVES for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, was the World War II. She told stories about the most handsome enlisted seamen that walk past her desk.  He would always stop and […]

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Purchasing or Leasing Personal Emergency Response Systems

Bernadette lives alone and after a recent fall, the family realized she had no way to contact them or dial 911.  Her daughter started to investigate various emergency alarm products.  In her search, she located a few systems to purchase along with many systems that require a […]

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Holiday Joy for Seniors

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Jane remembered when her children were young – their joy in decorating the Christmas tree, gifts, brightly lit homes, and her favorite pecan pie.  It reminded her of how wonderful it was to watch her children sit on Santa’s lap, and the look on her son’s face […]

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Solutions for Overcoming The Change in Your Loved One’s Health

You may have started this uncomfortable journey with a sense of duty and pride, but now you are exhausted and want to escape. Two years before my mother was diagnosed with brain, lung, bladder and liver cancer, I knew something was terribly wrong. She was a professor […]

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10 Tips To How Adjust Your Life After a Death

My dear father passed away recently and I wrote this on my Facebook Page: “Yesterday was one of the most wonderful Memorial Days. My father, a veteran of WWII and the Korean Wars, passed away. I asked him once what he was most proud of in his […]

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10 Questions to Ask when Touring an Assisted Living Community

Investigating the Assisted Living Communities or Group Homes for your senior may be a daunting task.  Most parents want to stay in their home until they die, but that is not always possible.  For their safety, comfort, and for medical concerns, their physician may prescribe the move. […]

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12 Ways to Save On Assisted Living Care

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The base price for Assisted Living can run anywhere from $1,800-$8,000 per month.  The base rate does not include any care provided by the staff – such as bathing, dressing, medication management, or assistance transferring a loved one from the bed to a wheelchair.  The cost of these […]

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New! Grab Bar With Table

The Able Tray provides a safety handle with attached multi-use table that pivots 360 degrees. It is supported by an ergonomic safety support that fits under easy chairs, couches and lift chairs. This product may be purchased through amazon for around $130. Product description: Ergonomic Safety Handle […]

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New: Visiting Pharmacist!

~By Karen Owen-Lee Many seniors have various doctors prescribing medications and there is no one cross-referencing their drugs, doses, and interaction.  Especially if different pharmacies are being utilized at one time.  Now, there is innovative service that Amy Panza, Doctor of Pharmacy has started Med Formation – The first […]

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Missed Dreams of Your Aging Parent

We talk about our own dreams, passions and desires, but what about our parents?  What unfulfilled wishes have they had all their lives? As Baby Boomers, we concentrate on ours needs first; soccer games, sleepovers, 12 hour work days, laundry and then Grandma-ma. It has been that […]

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10 Signs Your Senior Is In Trouble

The majority of aging parents want to stay put or say, “I don’t want anyone in my house.” This is understandable after the many changes they are enduring; they have owned their home nearly 40 years and now their adult child is telling them they have to […]

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10 Exciting Gifts for Seniors Available Via the Internet

~ By Karen Owen-Lee Seniors claim when it comes to gifts, “I have everything I need.” In their minds that might be true, however when their face lights up after they open a hand wrapped gift, it warms your heart. Notice, I said a hand wrapped gift. […]

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