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The Secret to a Long Life

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My husband would be able to tell you that my favorite movies to watch are documentaries.  I am fascinated with finding out more about people and places all around me.  Often times real life stories are more intriguing than any Hollywood drama!  I came across a title on Amazon the other day that got my […]

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The Bucket List

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  I’ve been thinking a lot about my bucket list lately.  I read this article in my local paper, and was struck with the simplicity of this man’s wishes.  A good day of fishing and a ride in a fast car.  It got me thinking what would be on my Bucket List. http://www.wect.com/story/35495291/dying-mans-wish-i-want-to-catch-a-fish-off-the-kure-beach-pier With a […]

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Dollars and Cents- Navigating the Financial Waters of Senior Living

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During my time working with families to identify options around senior living, one specific worry that seemed to come up over and over again…a question really, “will we outlive our resources?”   I found that many families had done extensive planning, but for only two – three years  of senior living only.  But we find that […]

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When is the right time to move to Senior Living?

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When’s the right time to make a move? That’s a question I’ve heard a lot over the years from family members who are worried about their loved ones.  Often times there have been many warning signs, but still those involved have a hard time looking into senior care options, much less talking about it with […]

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Yes it is true…if you don’t use it you lose it!

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We’ve all heard the phrase, if you don’t move it you lose it but how many of us actually follow that phrase and incorporate it into our daily lives?  In today’s day and age, it’s pretty easy not to move it at all.  Most of us work in front of a computer screen, use the […]

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Recommended Reading for April 2016

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Recommended Reading Parkinson’s Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier By Shelley Peterman Schwarz April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. In preparing for that we wanted to find a book that might be helpful for families living with Parkinson’s. The author Shelley Schwarz was diagnosed with MS in 1978. As she struggled and learned about […]

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How Elder Law Can Help You

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How Elder Law Can Help You NCPC, September 18, 2015 | by Lynda Neuenschwander The specialty of Elder Law is becoming more important as our population ages. People are living longer, but in many cases, are not living better.  As a result, the need is growing for specialized legal advice about aging-related issues. First, let’s […]

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6 New Quality Measures Coming to Nursing Home Compare, Five-Star Rating System

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6 New Quality Measures Coming to Nursing Home Compare, Five-Star Rating System New quality measures for skilled nursing facilities will be introduced in the coming months, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials said during an Open Door Forum call for providers. Data for six new quality measures — some based on Medicare claims, others […]

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Warning Signs a Senior Shouldn’t Be Driving

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Warning Signs a Senior Shouldn’t Be Driving Wondering if it is time to take away the keys? There are a number of issues you should take into account. It would be a lot easier if we could just assign an age when people are no longer safe drivers, but as a group, seniors are relatively […]

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Connecting with Seniors Who Have Alzheimer’s—Even in the Latest Stages of the Disease

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Connecting with Seniors Who Have Alzheimer’s—Even in the Latest Stages of the Disease There are four activities that can typically reach persons at all stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Read more about each: Being Visited by a Child It’s a well-known fact that children can reach people with dementia at a deep emotional level that adults […]

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