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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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Natural Ways to Ease Arthritis Pain

By: Marissa Salvesen
October 21st, 2014

Arthritis -- caused by the wearing away of joint cartilage which over time leads to bone rubbing against bone -- can be a painful and debilitating condition.

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Is An Assisted Living Community Right For You?

By: Elizabeth Bemis
August 19th, 2013

You’ll know when an assisted living community is right for you when it fits naturally into your healthcare and lifestyle needs. The first step is to know your needs; thereafter, gather as much information you can on the services and amenities offered within the community to decide whether assisted living makes a comparable fit.

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World Health Day: Control Your Blood Pressure

By: Elizabeth Bemis
April 5th, 2013

Every year, The World Health Organization declares a day to be World Health Day, to bring awareness to health issues faced by many people around the world. Millions of people are affected by the same disease everyday, and the World Health Organization wants to bring awareness that no one is alone.

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The Importance of Diabetes Care

By: Elizabeth Bemis
April 2nd, 2013

Diabetes can be a very confusing and overwhelming condition.  It is important as you manage your health that you become aware of ways to prevent this disease and manage it if you are diagnosed. People who are overweight, inactive, and over age 45 are at a higher risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes prevention is a huge factor in positive senior health outcomes.

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7 Eye-Opening Facts You Didn’t Know About Medicare

By: Elizabeth Bemis
March 28th, 2013

How much do you really know about your Medicare program? Since the many hot-media-debates, the dust is finally settling on the real facts. Medicare is the premier healthcare coverage for seniors with over 47 million enrollees and growing rapidly; yet its coverage is like a puzzle with many moving parts. Just when you thought you had it figured out, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) comes along and throws you back off track. The thing is, Medicare is not just a government hand-out you accept at age 65--it’s something you’ve earned--and can claim based on facts. Here are seven (7) surprising facts you may not have known about Medicare.

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Recognizing American Red Cross Month

By: Elizabeth Bemis
March 23rd, 2013

March is “American Red Cross Month”, which makes it the perfect time to recognize the work of this valuable organization and its volunteers. The goal of “American Red Cross Month” is to bring awareness to the public so they understand how what they do can help people all over the world.  Volunteers include those who donate blood, CPR trainees, volunteers who show up to respond to a home fire in the middle of the night.  These are the everyday heroes of the Red Cross who make a difference in communities across the United States and around the world.

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Bishop Wicke Health Center Renovation!

By: Elizabeth Bemis
February 8th, 2013

In keeping with the UMH value of “Excellence; improving quality by empowering our associates to continually improve our outcomes of service, encouraging innovation by seeking, listening and responding to new ideas”, our Bishop Wicke Health Center is embarking on a $1 million renovation project!

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10 Things to Know About Senior Physical Activity

By: Elizabeth Bemis
January 14th, 2013

Physical activity consists of keeping your body healthy and active to prevent possible illnesses and disease that may result from a lack of daily exercise. As one ages it may seem more difficult to engage in physical activity, but there are many ways to modify movements to accommodate limitation and simple tasks such as walking more can drastically improve one’s physical health and well-being.

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Healthy Aging: Brain Fitness for Seniors

By: Elizabeth Bemis
January 11th, 2013

When it comes to healthy living most people automatically think about healthy eating habits and the right amount of exercise. However, we forget a very important part of the whole process, our brain fitness. A healthy, fit brain is essential to healthy aging with grace and liveliness. Brain fitness helps with successful aging and it is never too late to start.

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How to Afford an Assisted Living Home

By: Elizabeth Bemis
January 7th, 2013

Assisted living communities typically offer personal care and nursing services; including meals, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, medication supervision, exercise programs and social activities. When searching for an assisted living home a big factor is often the cost. Since assisted living communities offer different services, amenities and settings there are several different factors that determine the pricing of assisted living communities.

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Assisted Living Communities Key to Healthy Living

By: Elizabeth Bemis
December 27th, 2012

Health is undoubtedly every individual’s number one priority. It is essential to pay attention to your health restrictions, eat healthy and exercise. Assisted living communities offer programs to meet dietary restrictions and preferences as well as varied exercise programs and classes that cater to all residents’ wants and needs. As individuals grow older, proper health care and a healthy lifestyle becomes even more important.

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