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The Senior Gardener

Gardening is one of America’s favorite outdoor activities! More than 78 million people garden each year, according to the National Gardening Association. It’s enjoyable and provides numerous health benefits. The CDC reports that 2.5 hours each week of moderate-intensity level activity can reduce the risk of obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, heart [&hellip

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Shine a light on Alzheimer’s

At the beautiful age of 54 Julianne Moore won best actress at the 2015 Oscars starring in ‘Still Alice’. The movie is based off a book written by Lisa Genova. Alice is a vibrant intellectual mother and at the age 50 starts forgetting words. Which progresses to her losing track of where she is during [&hellip

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Smart Technology and Seniors

Our world is knitted together these days by technology and what better way to keep in touch with family and friends. Seniors are often intimidated by technology but I encourage you to embrace the basics. Today’s technology can keep us engaged, connected, and mentally active. Here are a few pieces of technology that seniors should [&hellip

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Hospice Care

I have a quite personal reason for posting this today. Last week, on Sunday, 8 days ago, my mother went into an inpatient hospice care, after being at my sister’s house on outpatient, on location care for just about 3 days. Alive Hospice in Nashville began giving her pain medication upon her arrival, and she [&hellip

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Caring for aging/sick parents

A lot of us in this stage of life (55-70), especially in the 50′s age decade,  have parents that are 80′s or 90′s.  My Dad died at 79 suddenly at Christmas in 2011,  and my Mom just turned 80.  Having had breast cancer surgery and chemo 12 years ago,  for 11 years after that she [&hellip

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