Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years have all passed and many people are just happy to be getting back to normal. While the holidays offer great opportunities to spend time with family and friends, they also wear us out and disrupt our routines.
What do you buy for the "person who has everything"? That is the question faced by many holiday shoppers, whether it's for Christmas or birthdays. There comes a point in most people's lives when they either want for nothing or if they see something they want, they will purchase it themselves. If you are at that stage with your aging parents, here are some ideas from LifeFone:
Your family health history is important. To emphasize that, the Surgeon General, along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, launched a national public health campaign called the Surgeon General's Family History Initiative, to encourage all American families to learn more about their family health history.
Holidays are a wonderful time for most of us; we get together with family and friends some of whom we haven't seen since the previous year. For the elderly in your family though, the holidays can be stressful, depressing or even confusing, especially if their emotional and physical needs are not taken into account.
The holidays always provide a much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of daily living, along with the perfect opportunity to savor the company of your loved ones. While filling up on turkey, take the time to embrace the holiday's intended purpose and give thanks for the people in your life by creating lasting memories this Thanksgiving.
Tis the season for holiday travel and whether you do it by plane, train or automobile, there are some tips to make traveling with your elderly parent or other aging relative. You want to make certain that when you arrive at your holiday destination that you are not so stressed out from having gotten there that it takes you days to unwind only to realize you have to make the return trip.
The holidays are a time for family get-togethers, and those times together typically mean you will be gathering for a meal. Regardless of whether you're hosting a holiday meal, a birthday, or any other gathering of friends and family, with pre-planning you can offer a holiday meal on a budget.
Did you know that December is National Toy Safety Month? At LifeFone, your safety is our number one priority. As you consider purchasing holiday gifts for your grandchildren, it’s important to take steps to ensure their safety also.
Knowledge and awareness are key to preventing fires. Your parents and loved ones continue to live on their own longer, are more self-sufficient, and can largely be in charge of their own lifestyles. Of course, that doesn’t stop you from being concerned about their safety, and making sure their home is as protected as it can be from fires. At LifeFone, safety is our priority.