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Intentional Connection for Seniors

It’s a common thing for seniors to feel a let-down after the fun of being with family and friends during the busy holiday season. Given what we know about the negative physical and emotional effects of loneliness and isolation, I always talk with my clients about the importance of staying connected with family and friends and keeping their social lives full. What worked for Georgia may work for you.

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Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month

National Family Caregivers Month, celebrated every November, is a time to acknowledge and honor the millions of family caregivers across the nation. It's also an opportunity for us, as a community, to help caregivers find what they need to take care of themselves. Here are a few ideas that may work, or at least get you started on your self-care journey.

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Don’t Fear the Destination, Appreciate the Aging Journey

Sometimes we get so caught up in our fears about aging that we forget to appreciate the journey – and the benefits of growing older. Learn how Mark embraced the changes that aging brought with it, and why some studies show that older adults have improved mental health and are actually happier than younger adults.

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The Care You Need and Deserve

Many times, families are unaware of the services available to their aging loved ones, or are too stressed or lack the time and energy to investigate the options. Aging Life Care Consultants can help seniors get the care they need and deserve to stay safe and healthy in a way that works for them.

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Be Proactive Before a Health Crisis

No one enjoys planning for things that scare them like aging, death, illness or emergencies, but being proactive about these issues avoids the emotional trauma and stress of a sudden crisis. For those of you unsure where to start, this post covers the documents that are crucial when it comes to proactive aging.

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What Are Your Favorite Things?

Are you living in the present moment? There is plenty of evidence to show that a mindful approach to life can reduce stress and improve mental and physical well-being. Here are four easy ways you can be more mindful every day!

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The Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

Summer is here and, after being cooped up for so long, everyone's looking forward to some summer fun with friends and family. This post can show you how to keep the fun going and avoid summer bummers like hyperthermia and skin cancer. Seniors are especially susceptible so remember to stay well-hydrated and use sunscreen to keep the fun going!

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Helping Seniors Face Their Fears

Becoming more cautious about the world as we age could result in avoiding activities that bring us joy, peace of mind, and companionship and keep us in a state of isolation. Learn how we helped our clients, Rick and Janet, face their fears and build their confidence with just a few small steps.

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Spring into Action!

Whatever form it takes, physical activity can reduce stress and boost one’s mood and it is especially important for older adults to keep active. It doesn't have to be a stereotypical gym routine either - here are some fun ways to incorporate movement into every day, just in time for spring!

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Nutrition: Expectation vs. Reality for Aging Seniors

The simple fact is our bodies change as we age. Diets and exercises that worked when we were younger may not get the same results or, in some cases, do more harm than good. Learn how we helped our client, Jill, incorporate small, but significant, daily changes that over time made a huge impact in her health.

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