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Senior Volunteering – An All Time High


According to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), senior volunteering is at a 10-year high – one in three volunteers is a senior age 55 and older. Last year, more than 20 million senior volunteers gave nearly 3 billion hours of service, at a value of $67 billion. ...
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Assisted Living…Choosing Between A Large or Small Facility?


Choosing an Assisted Living Facility isn't a one step process. There are many questions and observations that need to be made from the size, turnover rate, housekeeping requirements, the culture of the current residents and certifications are just a few examples. Here are a few thoughts around the difference between a large or small facility....
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Assistance in caring for a loved one


Caring for one afflicted with Alzheimer's disease is a huge commitment. The caregiver is usually an aging spouse or adult child who has their own health concerns, full-time jobs, and/or the responsibility to their own family. These caregivers are known today as the sandwich generation. They are caught in the middle. ...
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What makes your house a home?


What makes your house a home?  Perhaps it’s the warmth of the atmosphere, as reflected in your home furnishings.  Each decoration is part of an intricate ensemble. Here are some ways to update your home, making it feel fresh while keeping your favorite pieces of furniture: Choose a consistent design, theme, overall feeling, or color scheme to...
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Heat Related Illnesses in Pets


During the summer months cats and dogs, just like their masters, can experience heat related illness.  Cats and dogs cannot release heat by sweating from their bodies because they are covered in dense fur.  The only way they can release heat is through their mouth by panting, or cats may expel some heat through their...
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