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Aging and Maintaining Independence

From a very young age, we start learning how to be independent. Picture the small child attempting to tie their own shoes, and when offered help, they respond with “I can do it!” That trend continues throughout our entire lives and for those that are seniors, maintaining their independence is one of their key strongholds.

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Pneumonia

We’ve all heard about someone having pneumonia, whether it’s a family member or some famous celebrity, so it does not belong in that category of rare diseases by any means. That said, it still is harmful to a lot of people.

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Our Cluttered Lives

Recently, a good friend of mine had a garage sale in an attempt to start downsizing in preparation for moving to a smaller home. As she was pulling articles for the sale, she was surprised to see how much “stuff” she and her husband had accumulated over the years – much of which they had […]

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Life’s Changes

What happens when you are told that you have to make some changes to your lifestyle for health reasons? How do you cope? For most of us, change is never easy. If your physician says you need to start using a walker for safety while you are walking, where you do start? There are lots […]

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Downsizing or “Rightsizing”

As we go through life’s journey, we move from one home to another and that is usually the point where so many of us decide what to keep, what to donate, and what items are to be tossed. Imagine living in a home for 40 years, having raised children there, hosting many a party or […]

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Keep Laughing!

In a prior blog, we discussed staying mentally and emotionally well. Laughter, of course, is a key factor in helping us maintain our emotional and mental health. What exactly are the effects of laughter?

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Being Well & Staying Positive

Wellness is just not all about being free from disease or illness, but it must also address a person’s emotional and mental status. A key element of that is being happy; and not just having a great sense of humor, but having that essential feeling of being in a good place and having a positive […]

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Boomers – Tomorrow’s Seniors

Boomers – As a “Boomer” we still think we are young at heart, even though sometimes the mirror gives us a jolt of reality. What does it mean to each of you as you look at your life? Are you preparing for today, or just this week, this month? What is left to do in […]

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Your Heart Is a Machine, Part 2

When speaking previously about Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), one of the causes discussed was damage to the heart. So how exactly does that happen? Unfortunately, long standing coronary artery disease, or CAD, is one of the key factors. CAD occurs when the blood vessels supplying the heart with blood and oxygen are narrowed, often from […]

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Your Heart Is a Machine

Okay, technically your heart is not a machine, but it’s very similar. Your heart is a human pump; and like other pumps, it can break down. One of the most common heart problems is something called Congestive Heart Failure, or CHF. With CHF the heart has been damaged by some type of medical condition and is […]

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