Hoarding Disorder and Seniors
While television shows and documentaries have brought hoarding behaviors to the spotlight in recent years, the disorder itself is nothing new. Learn more about why seniors are at a higher risk for hoarding, the dangers that can accompany hoarding, and what to do if your loved one exhibits hoarding behaviors. What is Hoarding? The American...
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The Impact of Intergenerational Relationships
In honor of National Mentoring Month, we are taking a closer look at the power of intergenerational relationships for seniors. Started in 2002 and led by the Harvard School of Public Health, MENTOR, and the Corporation for National and Community Service, National Mentoring Month encourages older generations to take an active role in the lives...
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“Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey 2019 is about to leave us and 2020 is right around the corner. It’s a time for new beginnings and a time to dream big. Oprah says it’s another chance to get it right. No matter what getting...
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Holiday shopping is in full swing! If your senior loved one is in a senior living community, giving the perfect gift can be challenging. You have probably spent a lot of time downsizing and getting rid of material possessions. Maybe you’ve just had an estate sale and buying more things just seems counterintuitive. Whatever the...
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’Tis the season to be…stressed out! During the holidays there is a lot of pressure to be “merry and bright,” to have holiday celebrations be Pinterest-worthy and to have the perfect gifts for everyone on your list – all while keeping your shopping list on budget. Combine your holiday to-do list with your everyday workload...
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What do you get for the kids who have everything? For many grandparents, the holidays are challenging and spending money on items that are quickly tossed aside or stored in closets can be frustrating. Those challenges combined with a movement by millennials to spend more on experiences than things may mean that the best gift...
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It’s hard to believe that the holidays are here again! For many families, this holiday season may look a little different as a senior loved one has moved from their home into a senior living community. This may mean that family traditions are changing and evolving, that holiday responsibilities are shifting, and it may mean...
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Veterans Day became an official national holiday on November 11, 1938. Originally known as “Armistice Day”, the holiday marked the anniversary of the end of World War I in 1919 on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour. Today, Veterans Day remains a time to recognize the service and sacrifice of...
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Just like they have in every phase of life, Baby Boomers are redefining every phase of life. Now, as many boomers begin to hit their senior years, they are changing what it means to retire. According to a national survey of adult travelers conducted by the AARP, Baby Boomers travel more than previous generations, with...
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Talking to a loved one about handing over the car keys is a difficult conversation. Because driving is so closely associated with freedom, agreeing to stop driving can feel like a loss of independence. It’s a hard decision, but it’s an important one, and the life of your loved one and the lives of others...
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