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Groundhog Day – Breaking The Boredom of Winter

If Winter has you trapped inside, you may find yourself feeling a bit like Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day. In this movie, Murray played a Pittsburgh weatherman who found himself living the same day over and over again.

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Is Senior House-Sharing Ideal?

Studies have shown that older adults are more likely to stay alone in the U.S. than the rest of the world. Living all alone in a house with no friends or family members around can result in isolation that may lead to mental disorders like depression. Many alternative housing arrangements have emerged to avoid such problems. These arrangements promise safety and companionship to the elderly — senior house-sharing is one of them.

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Nutrition & Healthy Weight Week

Managing weight as we age is extremely important as it affects mobility, strength and overall wellbeing. Seniors and caregivers alike often find themselves struggling to control their weight. While it can be more difficult for some than others, proper nutrition and exercise can help maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent obesity related conditions such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Started in 1994, Healthy Weight Week falls on the third full week of January every year and was launched as an awareness campaign to help develop healthy nutrition and improve healthy habits.

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Dangers Of Carbon Dioxide Gas

Global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations (CO2) today are higher than at any point in at least the past 800,000 years! Is that a bad thing? Yes!   There is a lot of buzz about CO2 on the internet and its harmful impact on the environment. People know it as a greenhouse gas (a gas that absorbs and radiates heat) which is the primary contributor to rising global temperatures. Carbon dioxide is a colorless and odorless chemical gas composed of two oxygen (O) atoms and one carbon (C) atom. Emitted by cement production, deforestation as well as the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas, rising levels of CO2 are not only hazardous for the environment, but they can also pose many health dangers for us.

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Staying Cheerful During The Holidays

The holiday season is a time for friends and family to get together and enjoy each other’s company. Many times, the home is bustling with noise, the dinner table is full of food and people are reminiscing about the past, present and future. But for the seniors in our lives, many have a much different experience. With family spread across the country, possibly hundreds of miles away from each other, remembering to include them in the spirit of the holidays can be challenging.

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Senior Adults’ Guide To Improving Balance & Stability

One of the most common problems that older adults have to grapple with is unsteadiness. As their bones and muscles weaken, it can become more difficult to maintain a good posture and balance and this can lead to a fall. The only way to prevent and treat this problem is to exercise regularly. Performing exercises designed to improve balance and stability will improve your physical strength and decrease injuries caused due to falling.

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Family Caregivers Month - Roles & Responsibilities

November has arrived ushering in big changes in the weather. It also reminds us that the holiday season is near and that the year 2021 is almost behind us. What we often don’t recognize is that November is also National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the roles, responsibilities and sacrifices that caregivers endure day-in and day-out. Here are a few things to consider when recognizing all that caregivers do to keep our loved ones safe and comfortable as they age.

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Caregivers Receive Extra Support With The VIPx and Caregiver Mobile App

The new VIPx medical alert system has finally arrived and with it comes some additional help for both users and caregivers in the form of LifeFone’s optional Caregiver Mobile App.

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Helping The Elderly Downsize

When retirement is around the corner, most seniors plan to downsize. Retirement is a new beginning for them rather than an ending—they move to a new house in a new area with new neighbors. However, as simple as it may sound, the process of downsizing is full of emotional and physical challenges for everyone. While they have to be careful and prevent injuries when shifting, they also have to be emotionally strong when going through the daunting task of getting rid of the belongings that they hold close to their heart.

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Celebrate “National Grandparents Day” with 5 New Approaches to Eldercare!

Most people would agree change is an ever-present part of life. As the saying goes, “Uncertainty is the only certainty there is.” But things are evolving faster than ever before, and the changes aren’t limited to just technology. Social dynamics, family priorities, and healthcare realities are all far different now than just a few years ago.

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