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3 Ways Ballroom Dancing Can Benefit Seniors

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:01:00 PM

Ballroom dancing isn't just fun and exciting, but it's an activity that boasts a variety of physical and mental benefits. Though seniors may have more trouble moving around as they age, dancing can still offer them an array of advantages. In fact, seniors may benefit from ballroom dancing in ways that their younger counterparts may not. Here are 3 reasons why becoming a ballroom dancer could benefit your senior loved one.

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Important Tips For Seniors Who Are Preparing Their Taxes

Posted by Michael Watson on Jan 23, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Senior_taxes-LR.jpgDepending on whom you ask, tax season might be the most wonderful time or the most dreadful time of the year. Whatever your personal take on it, that time is upon us once again. So we put together a few helpful tips for seniors who are ready to prepare and file their taxes.

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Playing Cards is a Fun Activity for Grandparents and Grandchildren to Enjoy

Posted by Michael Watson on Jul 19, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Cultivating strong relationships between grandparents and grandkids is an excellent way to enrich their lives. You may be looking for fun activities. One is to play cards. There are plenty of different card games available. They are cheap, they are fun and they will allow you to build a bond with your grandkids. Here are three examples of fun card games to play:

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Considering a Power of Attorney

Posted by Michael Watson on Jul 28, 2015 6:30:00 PM

Why the Power of Attorney?

The average life expectancy for seniors is continuing to rise thanks to innovative medical treatments that prolong life, however, the unfortunate fact is that while the body can be assisted in maintaining function, often times a senior's mental capacity cannot be preserved in the same way that the body can. While having our parents stick around longer sounds like great news to most of us, there will possibly come a point when our parents are no longer able to make important legal and medical decisions for themselves.

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Planning a Diabetic Friendly Picnic This Summer

Posted by Michael Watson on Jul 14, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Planning a diabetic friendly picnic shouldn't stress you out or limit the types of food served. Managing diabetes is about portion control and balance. While some foods are better than others, it's okay to have sugar and alcohol in moderation. The key is to make sure there's a variety of food and beverage available and make thoughtful substitutions when taste won't be compromised. 

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Comforts of Home: The Benefits of In-Home Senior Respite Care

Posted by Michael Watson on Jun 30, 2015 1:09:00 PM

Too often, those that are in a position of taking care of an elderly family member feel obligated to do so without a break and without fail. The reason for these feelings can range from guilt to fear to familial responsibility. The caregiver may feel like there is no other choice if harmony and well-being are to stay intact. The simple truth, however, is that there are many benefits to in-home senior respite care, both for the caregiver and for the senior family member needing assistance.

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4 Ways In-Home Care Helps a Family Caregiver

Posted by Michael Watson on May 29, 2015 2:58:14 PM

Providing care to a loved one with a disabilities or extreme ailment is often a full time job. While you try to balance out life as a caregiver with your career, duties as an on-call nurse and errand runner tends to supersede everything else. When you just need a break from caregiving, think in-home respite care. The service comes with the following benefits.

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3 Ways for elderly to Stay Social and Promote Longevity

Posted by Michael Watson on May 29, 2015 12:51:00 PM

You’re only as elderly as you feel. If you feel overweight, listless and isolated, you’re definitely the victim of the reverse adage, “Fun flies when you’re doing time.”

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