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Healthy Habits Equal Quality Recovery Following Back Surgery

The New England Muskuloskeletal Institute suggests that a healthy lifestyle both prior to and following back surgery can contribute to the success you’ll experience recovering. […]

Posted in Aging at Home, Articles, Independent Living, Senior Health

Senior Friendly Apartments: Lose the Space, but Gain So Much More!

Apartment Living When you don’t need four bedrooms and definitely don’t want the hassle of cleaning the gutters anymore, maybe it’s time you thought about […]

Posted in Active Adult, Articles, Independent Living

The Landmark Group Retirement Communities in Stuart and Dublin, Virginia

For seniors in Southwest Virginia who want to stay connected to their communities, The Landmark Group offers three locally-owned health care facilities in pastoral settings […]

Posted in Articles, Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, Retirement Communities, Retirement Planning

Top 10 Reasons to Retire to Columbus, Ohio

Looking for retirement options in Columbus, Ohio?  You’ve come to the right place!  Along with our helpful list of resources for the Columbus area, we’ve […]

Posted in Active Adult, Articles, Assisted Living, Caregiver Resources, Independent Living, Nursing Homes, Retirement Communities

The Landmark Group – Retirement in Southwest Virginia

For seniors in Southwest Virginia who want to stay connected to their communities, The Landmark Group offers three locally-owned health care facilities in pastoral settings […]

Posted in Articles, Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, Retirement Communities

What to Look for When Researching Nursing Homes

MSN Money recently put together a list of the 5 traits of the worst nursing homes.  It is very important to do research before choosing […]

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Aging Nutritional Needs

How Your Nutritional Needs Change as You Age by Terri L. Jones Whether you like it or not, your body is changing. Just as you […]

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Springerlies Recipe (German Cookies)

Makes 6 1/2 Dozen Cookies Ingredients: 4 eggs (medium or large) 1 pound powdered sugar 4 cups sifted flour 1/4 tea spoon salt 2 1/2 […]

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Top Gadgets for Seniors

Gadgets and Gizmos That Seniors Will Love The young aren’t the only ones who like a cool gadget. Even those of us who are sometimes […]

Posted in Active Adult, Articles, Just For Fun

Top Cars for Retirement

While most car companies openly target a demographic of 18- to 40-year-olds with their products, the truth is that the primary consumers of new automobiles […]

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Activities For Memory Loss

The Brain: If You Don’t Use it, You Could Lose it! Every day, we all have memory lapses. Where did I put my keys? Why […]

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Cruise Versus All-Inclusive Resort—Which Vacation Option is Best?

Summer is coming up fast, and your thoughts are probably turning to those of vacations: relaxing, carefree days with your spouse or extended family, sightseeing […]

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Boom For Retirement in Columbus, Ohio

Could Columbus, Ohio be next on the list for fastest growing places to retire?  Becoming top for retirement in Columbus is looking better – due […]

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Friends and Family Add Quality to Your Life

In a 2013 survey from the National Council on Aging, UnitedHealthcare, and USA TODAY, when asked the most important factor in maintaining their quality of […]

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Companion Care: When You Just Need a Friendly Face and a Good Ear

When you aren’t driving anymore and don’t have friends or family visiting often, it can be very isolating. Depression can set in, which can also […]

Posted in Aging at Home, Articles

5 Scams Targeting Seniors

Of course we all like to think the best of people, but unfortunately a few bad apples spoil the bunch with scams targeting seniors.  CBS […]

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Finding the Home Health Care Agency That’s Right for You

Whether you need short-term rehabilitation after surgery or assistance bathing, cooking and taking your medications as you age, there’s a chance that you may need […]

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The Perks of Having an Empty Nest: Now You Can…

Your last child has left home, and as you look around, you’re a bit sad all your ducklings have waddled away from the pond. While […]

Posted in Active Adult, Articles, Independent Living

Rest for the Weary: How to Take Care of Sore Muscles

Staying active is the key to staying healthy, especially for people who’ve passed the half-century mark. Older people who exercise at least 30 minutes a […]

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Special Tools Take the Pain out of Gardening

Gardening is supposed to be relaxing, but as you age, a few hours in the garden could lead to days with an ice pack and […]

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Prevent Alzheimer’s, Dementia with a Purposeful Life?

The Towers, an Assisted Living Retirement Community in Richmond, VA provides the following article which may give some insight on how to prevent alzheimer’s disease […]

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How to Make a Relay Call

To make a relay call, Dial 7-1-1 The Federal Communications Commission has adopted use of the 711 dialing code for access to Telecommunications Relay Services […]

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Flashback Friday – May 9, 2014

Today’s Flashback Friday comes courtesy of 2 rocks that roll – Rolling Stone Magazine and The Rolling Stones! From RollingStone.com: The Rolling Stones were nearing […]

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Find Your Hobby

When you snooze, you lose! Hobbies can be beneficial physically, mentally and socially A wise man once told me it’s important to have a hobby […]

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Tips to Help You Stay in Your Home

Stay in your home longer by making these home modifications to age in place Love it? Don’t Leave it!! Does your home feel as though […]

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Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy Your First RV

So, you want to get away from it all, hit the road, travel the open road… but you don’t necessarily want to leave behind the […]

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In Case of Emergency (ICE) Plan for Senior Safety

In Case of Emergency (ICE) Safety Campaign Aims to Keep Elderly Safe… Every day thousands of emergency calls are placed. These situations require split second […]

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Finding Love For the First Time…

By Terri L. Jones It’s Never too Late to Find Love for the First Time Around Several months ago I wrote about finding love for […]

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Famous People with Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans are living with the disease.  While there is a difference between normal memory loss from […]

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Planning for a Debt Free Retirement

Tips for an attainable Debt Free Retirement Everyone should work toward being debt-free by the time they retire. Freedom from all outstanding monthly payments (mortgages, […]

Posted in Active Adult, Legal, Retirement Planning

What to Ask When Visiting a Retirement Community

For some, moving to a retirement community is a well-planned and researched life change.  For others, the decision to move to a retirement community may […]

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Why Get Checked for Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association advises everyone to get checked for Alzheimer’s Disease, particularly if you notice any of the early warning signs of the disease or […]

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Health Benefits of the Outdoors

Go outside and play! Being outdoors can cure what ails you. Practically every day, from winter to summer, you’d get home from school, throw your […]

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Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman

It’s official.  Stephen Colbert, comedian best known for his work on Comedy Central’s, The Colbert Report, will replace David Letterman in 2015 when he retires […]

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Raleigh-Cary Rank High on Fastest Growing Places to Retire

Could North Carolina be the new Florida? According to recent US Census Bureau data, more adults are choosing North Carolina for retirement, making the Raleigh-Cary […]

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Spring Gardening Tips

Don’t Throw in the Trowel: Tips for Years of Happy Gardening! As the weather starts warming up, the trees begin budding and the bulbs start […]

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Easy Steps Families and Seniors Can Take to Prevent Falls at Home

Whether you are concerned about your own fall risk or that of a loved one, there are proactive steps you can take to decrease the […]

Posted in Articles, Caregiver Resources

Thank You for Being a Friend – Tribute to Golden Girls

By Jeff Hartman They don’t make TV shows like The Golden Girls anymore.  Really, they don’t.  If they did today, it would most likely be […]

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Handheld Technology Helps Seniors Stay in the Work Game

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more people over 65 are working full-time than ever before. You’ve finally mastered your at-home PC, and […]

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Dayton Assisted Living: You’re Getting a Whole Lot More Than You Think!

What is the cost of Dayton Assisted Living? Let’s get those big numbers out of the way first. According to a 2013 study, “The Cost […]

Posted in Articles, Assisted Living

Assisted Living in Indianapolis: What Does it Cost and Why?

If you’re shopping for assisted living in Indianapolis, or considering moving to an assisted living community in the area including the nine counties surrounding Marion […]

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Myoelectric Prostheses Gives David His Independence

Myoelectric prostheses from LimBionics Gives David His Independence Fifteen-year-old David was born with a rare genetic disorder, which causes his arms to be short, with […]

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LimBionics in Durham Helps Those With Drop Foot

LimBionics Helps Rachel Stand on Her Own Two Feet Rachel Whittington suffers with drop foot (also known as foot drop), which is a weakness causing […]

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Apartments in The Triangle, NC

Apartment Living: Low Maintenance, Convenience and Engagement Looking for Apartments in The Triangle?  Don’t need all that space anymore? Tired of mowing the lawn and […]

Posted in Active Adult, Articles, Independent Living

8 Ideal Dream Jobs for Seniors

8 Third Act Dream Jobs Ideal for Seniors Only 52 percent of the oldest baby boomers are fully retired, a MetLife survey found. The remaining […]

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Super Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe

How to make Super Easy Chicken Casserole What You Need: 4 chicken breasts 1 package Pepperidge Farm dressing 1 stick butter 1 can cream of […]

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Grandma Easter’s Chocolate Pie Recipe

My Grandmother’s Chocolate Pie recipe may seem simple, but it was legendary in my family. The joke in the family was that the only time […]

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There’s a Doctor in the House Again, Indianapolis Doctor House Call Services

Indianapolis Doctor House Call Service Meridian Visiting Physicians Back in the good old days when you were sick, you didn’t have to muster all of […]

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Cost of Assisted Living in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

Assisted Living Communities: What Do You Get for Your Money in the Triangle? By: Terri L. Jones If you’ve done any research on assisted living […]

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Mother’s Day is On the Way: How You Can Help Your Wife Through the Loss of Her Mom

by Allison Drew Your wife used to look forward to Mother’s Day, with the kids bounding into bed with a breakfast they lovingly made and […]

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