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Beat The Summer Heat: Safety Tips For Seniors

Summertime is when many of us spend time with friends and family. We take vacations, go swimming, explore the outdoors and go on picnics. If you’re a senior, your body may not regulate itself against the dangers of hot days so you need to be aware of the need to beat the heat and stay safe. Continue reading

LifeFone's 4th of July Safety

Just short of Christmas, there is nothing quite like the Fourth of July to stir emotions. Happy Emotions. We all have our own special thoughts with a special someone but honestly, just lying on the ground on a blanket, under the stars, holding hands, watching sky explosions … ah, it doesn’t get much better than that Continue reading

Apps To Make Your Day Easier

If you have a smartphone, chances are it is loaded with applications – apps. There are apps that let you play games, order food, find your way to a destination, track your steps and to increase your safety as well. Continue reading

Travel Ideas for Seniors

Growing up, summer was a favorite time of year. After all, if you lived in a cold climate the weather just got better which is pretty much true no matter where you live. You were out of school for a few months and there was that family vacation. Oh the memories associated with Disneyland, the beach or the lake with those fishing poles and campfires and all those “other” family vacation traditions that just made life good. Continue reading

Five Ways To Improve Your Diet And Your Health

Diabetes, obesity and heart disease are on the increase in the United States – in fact some doctors are even calling the poor health of individuals an epidemic. Your lifestyle impacts your health and it can also impact your quality of life as well as your longevity. Consider that close to three quarters of a million people suffer heart attacks each year and about one in four of those heart attacks lead to death. Ask your doctor and he will tell you that you can reduce your risk of heart attack, lower your weight and even ward off diabetes by changing to a more heart healthy diet.
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Have You Considered Running A Marathon?

Does that question strike fear into your heart? The number of people, Baby Boomers who are getting off the couch and running 5Ks, 10Ks and even marathons is growing every year. Is there any reason you haven’t considered participating? You may not want to go from a semi-sedentary life to putting on your sneakers and taking on more than 26 miles, but there are training steps you can take that will get you in shape for either a marathon, a 5K or even just getting your 10,000 steps a day in (that’s about five miles).
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June Is National Safety Month

As caregivers we are continually in “safety mode” when it comes to caring for our aging loved ones. The month of June, though, has been set aside as National Safety Month as a way to highlight safety of all kinds: Continue reading

The Dangers of Dehydration

With summer fast approaching caregivers need to not only assure they are staying hydrated, but they must also make certain their aging parents are drinking enough water as well. There is the adage that everyone should drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day, but that may or may not be the case. The amount of water you drink could hinge on the activities you’re involved in or in how profusely you’re sweating. Continue reading

The Financial Perks Of Aging

Chances are you are long past the time when the cashier asks for your identification when you buy a bottle of wine. Be prepared, though, to show a card to prove you’re old enough to request discounts and other perks for “seniors.” Keep in mind that some of these perks are offered to “seniors” who are 50-years-old while others are offered only to those 62 and above.
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Happy Memorial Day

Memorial Day is just around the corner.  First and foremost, we want to thank all of our active military, veterans and their families and remember those who died in service. We certainly owe you a lot of gratitude.

We also want to remind you to be safe as it is indeed the “unofficial” start of summer.  The American Safety Council offers these safety tips.

Memorial Day Safety Tips

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