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Building Long Distance Relationships with Grandchildren
Grandparents who live far from their grandchildren face a particularly difficult challenge when it comes to building and maintaining relationships. How can grandparents who see their grandchildren few and far between form a close bond? Quality Over Quantity in Bonding with Grandchildren The good news for long-distance grandparents is that psychological research indicates that, similar...
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Ageism in America
Even as the number of Americans 60 and older rises in the United States, seniors are still facing ageism. From fighting negative stereotype portrayed in the media to facing inequality in the workplace, many adults 60 and older are all too often the victims of ageism. Learn more about ageism, how it negatively affects seniors...
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Summer Activities with Grandchildren
School is out for summer! For many grandparents that means regular visits from grandchildren or even extended periods of time together. With warmer weather, longer days, and fewer obligations make summer the perfect time to forge bonds with grandchildren. Here are some ideas to keep the fun going all summer long! 7 Ways to Enjoy...
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Adaptive Driving Aids for Seniors
There’s no doubt that the ability to drive represents independence and freedom. We want our senior loved ones to stay as independent as possible while ensuring their safety, but age can make driving more difficult. Arthritis can make gripping the steering wheel painful, medical conditions can affect the nerves in the feet and legs, and...
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Best Apps for Seniors
Technology has placed texting, emailing, games, and access to medical information right at our fingertips and seniors are taking full advantage of the benefits of a smartphone. Smartphone usage has surged among seniors with over half of adults between the ages of 50 to 64 and 42% of seniors over the age of 65 owning...
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Quitting Smoking for Seniors
It may be surprising for some seniors to learn that it does not matter how old you are, or how long you have been smoking, quitting at any time can drastically improve your health. When a senior quits smoking, it can increase longevity, improve breathing, increase energy, and even have a positive impact on financial...
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Celebrating Mother's Day in Senior Living
There’s no one like Mom and Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show her how much you appreciate her. The best way to do that is by spending time together. If you’re looking for meaningful ways to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day here are six ways to spend the day together, making memories, having...
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Understanding Grief in Seniors
With age comes an abundance of change. From moving away from family homes or coping with a terminal diagnosis to the loss of loved ones, the changes that come with age can be jarring and bring about seasons of grief. Learn more about the important differences between depression and grief, the stages of grief, and...
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What Caregivers Need to Know About Stress and Age
Stress is part of life and with every new life stage comes new stressors. However, coping with stress can become increasingly difficult as the body responds to stress differently as we age. Learn more about how responses and stressors change with age and how to help manage stress in a senior loved one. Changes in...
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