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Creating a Better Future

Creative problem-solving is the process of redefining problems and opportunities, coming up with new, innovative responses and solutions, and then taking action. Responses from the Adobe-commissioned global Creative Problem-Solving study highlight that creative problem-solving is “the one skill that’s critical to success, now and in the future.” For seniors as well as youth. For society as a whole as well as for […]

How-To Tips for Family Caregivers

My recent post “Released From the Hospital, Now What?” focused on only one of the difficult moments faced by family caregivers. Now here’s a video series for children and spouses assisting older adults at home. You’ll find practical how-to tips on a variety of medical/nursing tasks few of us are prepared to do. AARP Policy Institute’s Home Alone Revisited report highlighted a […]

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A Sobering Look at Longevity

A Blessing I remember watching Al Roker, the TV weatherman, as he celebrated birthdays of seniors in their nineties, closing in on one hundred years of age. Each was newsworthy because such longevity was unusual. Nowadays we regularly hear about people living to or over the century mark. Often they’re living independently. More often than you’d expect, they live on […]

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Lifestyle is the Key to Good Health

How Healthy Are Your Habits? We know the connection between nutrition and health, but go right on making poor dietary choices. Why? We’re bombarded by salty, sugary, high fat, low fiber options. Unfortunately, the typical American diet contributes to some of the leading causes of death and increases the risk of many chronic diseases. I’ll bet you know these: heart […]

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A Caregiver Resource Bouquet

Roses are red, violets are blue…but, you can look out your window now to see the flowers. For a gift that may truly brighten your day I offer this caregiver resource list featuring proven, beneficial strategies. Comprehensive Help Comfort Keepers®, has released a new caregiver resource to guide families on how to care for their senior loved ones and themselves. Caring […]

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Life Transitions, but How Old is “Old”?

When do we officially become “old”? I know almost no one who has passed multiple life transitions who will admit to having reached old age. On the time line of life, we all travel from birth to death. That’s an unbreakable rule. However between those points, the time line is a slide rule. When are we no longer children? And when […]