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Happily Ever Aging
...a UMH Senior Living Blog

Everything you need to know about caring for your loved one - at home or at a senior living community.

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9 Tips to Improve Your Aging Loved One's Driving

By: Marissa Salvesen
January 15th, 2015

Just because driving abilities change with age doesn’t mean it's time to take away your aging loved one's car keys. While driver safety can be a sensitive subject for seniors, you can help reduce risk factors and promote better driving through these nine safety tips.

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Caring from Afar: Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

By: Marissa Salvesen
January 8th, 2015

Just because you are far away from your loved one doesn’t mean you can’t play a valuable role in his/her life.

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Winter Weather Safety for Seniors

By: Marissa Salvesen
December 18th, 2014

With the arrival of the winter season, the joy and happiness of the holidays is never far off. Unfortunately for many caregivers, it is this time of year that can often cause a great deal of anxiety and stress. As a caregiver, how often do you find yourself worrying about the safety and security of your aging loved one?

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Dealing with a "Cranky" Loved One: 10 Tips for Caregivers

By: Austin Malloy
December 11th, 2014

Relationships between parents and their kids aren’t always blissful, and this doesn’t necessarily change as we grow older. Whether your relationship has always involved conflict or your loved one has just gotten crankier in old age, caregiving can be a stressful experience.

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Making Holiday Memories With Your Aging Loved One

By: Marissa Salvesen
December 2nd, 2014

The holidays bring families together, but sometimes aging loved ones can feel disconnected during seasonal celebrations.

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Simple Ways to Help Your Loved One Manage His or Her Diabetes

By: Marissa Salvesen
November 25th, 2014

Nearly 30 million kids and adults in the U.S. have diabetes and an additional 86 million Americans are at risk for developing the disease.

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Cold Weather is Coming: Help Prepare Your Aging Loved One

By: Marissa Salvesen
November 4th, 2014

While many people dread the arrival of cold weather, winter's freezing temperatures pose particular health hazards to seniors.

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Five Fun Fall Activities For Your Aging Loved One

By: Marissa Salvesen
October 16th, 2014

Fall’s arrival brings the promise of glorious foliage and a crisp feeling in the air. While jumping in leaf piles may no longer be at the top of your list, here are five fun fall activities to help your aging parent enjoy the splendor of the season.

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Always Saying Good-bye

By: Jim Stinson
October 7th, 2014

By Rev. Jim Stinson, Director of Spiritual Life for United Methodist Homes  “It seems as if we’re always saying goodbye.” This comment was shared from a resident in one of senior living communities at our Wesley Village Campus in Shelton, CT. It speaks to an all too common experience of older adults. Inevitably, as we age, more and more of our loved ones and friends precede us in death. It also speaks to a sense of loneliness often found among the aging.

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10 Cholesterol-Lowering Tips for Older Adults

By: Marissa Salvesen
September 16th, 2014

More than 100 million Americans are at an increased risk for heart disease due to high cholesterol. Although this issue affects people of all ages, older adults are particularly at risk.

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September 7th is Grandparents Day! Here are Five Ways to Celebrate

By: Marissa Salvesen
September 4th, 2014

Grandparents play a special role in the lives of children, families and our society as a whole. While it’s important to honor our aging loved ones every day, September 7th offers a special opportunity to show your love with the arrival of National Grandparents Day. Observed every year on the first Sunday following Labor Day, Grandparents Day is all about celebrating your cherished loved ones and creating even more happy memories together. 1. Flower Power

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