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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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Diabetes Tips for Seniors

By: Elizabeth Bemis
January 28th, 2013

Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death and the number one cause of blindness in America. Often caused by obesity or being overweight, diabetes affects the body’s ability to use the sugar produced from breaking down carbohydrates. An estimated 18 million people in the United States have diabetes and the numbers keep increasing. Risk factors include being obese and overweight, age, immediate family member with diabetes, ethnic background, history of gestational diabetes, and physical inactivity.

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Senior Living Communities 60 Day Trial Stay

By: Elizabeth Bemis
January 25th, 2013

So often we hear from the caregivers of prospective residents that their loved one just isn’t ready to commit to moving into an assisted or independent living community. They don’t want to be the “bad guy” and push to make a decision. Their loved one is not convinced it is the right time and other family members may feel guilty even suggesting it. This always begs the question “What other decisions have you or your loved one had to make that you weren’t ready for?” That really gets them to think. Change can be hard – but it doesn’t have to be.

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Calcium Content Tips for Seniors

By: Elizabeth Bemis
January 21st, 2013

“Got Milk?”  What a great way to start getting people thinking about calcium!  Calcium is important for every age and stage of life. Getting enough calcium helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth. Calcium also helps your blood clot and keeps your muscles and nerves working properly. Calcium may even play a role in preventing high blood pressure and some forms of cancer.

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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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Veteran Benefits and Senior Care Communities

By: Elizabeth Bemis
January 10th, 2013

Many Veterans and their spouses are at or are getting to the age where independent and assisted living options may need to be explored. While many Veterans already live in such communities, some may be in the process of making the decision to move into a senior care community and it is important to know what resources and veteran benefits may be available to them.

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Common Causes and Cures of Insomnia For Seniors

By: Elizabeth Bemis
October 18th, 2012

Whether living on their own or in an independent living community, seniors are more susceptible to insomnia than most people. A range of medical conditions, such as bladder problems, chronic pain, and gastoesophageal reflux can make it hard to sleep at night. Furthermore, seniors remain more prone to other more common causes of insomnia, such as stress and poor sleep habits.

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Tips for Seniors to Build Their Immune Systems

By: Elizabeth Bemis
October 12th, 2012

As you age, your immune system becomes weaker and your health can suffer as a result. Here are some tips for seniors to build up their immune systems so that they can enjoy life to its fullest!

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