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

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Considering Physical Therapy for Your Aging Loved One? Read This!

By: Marissa Salvesen
October 9th, 2014

Strong bodies are healthy bodies. Unfortunately, many older adults experience a decline in strength, flexibility and overall physical ability due to the aging process.

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Medical Alert Systems Save Lives

By: Marissa Salvesen
August 28th, 2014

We can all remember the “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” commercial from the 1980s. While the phrase may have since become a humorous pop culture reference, the fact remains that this is a very real problem for many older adults.

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Promote Healthy Senior Feet on "Wiggle Your Toes" Day

By: Marissa Salvesen
August 7th, 2014

Approximately 87 percent of older adults have at least one foot problem, according to data from the Institute for Preventive Foot Health (IPFH). “Wiggle Your Toes Day” -- celebrated on August 6th -- offers an important reminder to check in with aging loved ones about their foot health.

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Seniors and Depression: Education and Awareness

By: Marissa Salvesen
November 1st, 2013

Depression is common among the elderly. However, it’s not a normal part of healthy aging. A major problem that stands in the way of treatment for seniors is that families often confuse the disease with signs of grief, which is natural in the face of major life changes. For this reason, it is not uncommon for seniors to struggle with depression and receive no medical attention. Or if they are seen by a physician, depression can often be misdiagnosed for a similar reason altogether and no treatment is administered.

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What World Blood Donor Day Means for Seniors

By: Elizabeth Bemis
June 14th, 2013

Every year in the United States more than 20 million units of red blood cells, platelets and plasma are transfused to treat conditions primarily in the area of: anemia, leukemia and sickle cell disease. Blood saves lives; it cannot be manufactured in a lab that’s why blood donors all over the world are given honorable mention.

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