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Healthy Eating on a Budget

Posted on: September 17 2013

Thanks to Amy Imler, RD, CDN of ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. for these helpful tips on how to eat healthy on a budget. Healthy Eating on a Budget with ShopRite By making a few, simple alterations, you can stick to a budget and still make great tasting, healthy meals! 1) Eat with the Seasons: For the best value, focus on local produce that is in season. While strawberries in January may sound appealing, you’ll pay more for out-of-season produce. In the winter, go for apples, oranges, and pears. In the summer, load up on berries, cherries, and watermelon. 2) Set...

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Oral Care and Health

Posted on: September 05 2013

Hello Readers. My kids went off to school wearing long pants and long sleeved shirts today. Fall is in the air and I notice the leaves already starting to change outside my office window. For the next few weeks this blog will feature pieces written by our referral partners from our Capital Region office. You can expect to read articles on Hospice, how to shop healthy and on a budget, memory care and services for people with Arthritis. It is a smorgasbord of topics but all useful. If you have anything you’d like to read about, please...

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Estate Planning 101

Posted on: August 21 2013

Here is a very useful article about the basics of estate planning. Launa Hooper, the author,  is with the legal firm Elder Law and Trust Group, Aaron J. Goldberg, PLC. Let me know if you have any questions and if you would like to connect with Launa. Estate Planning 101 Nearly everyone has an estate. Your estate is comprised of everything you own – your car, real estate, checking and savings accounts, investments, life insurance, furniture, and personal possessions. No matter how large or modest, everyone with an estate has something in common – you can’t take...

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On Grief

Posted on: August 16 2013

Here is a really beautiful piece written by a long-time colleague, Scott Funk. Scott is also known as the "Reverse Mortgage Guy" and has helped many people age in place. You can find his column, Aging in Place, in over 2 dozen newspapers across the state. Grief Driving on VT RT 103, I was passing the Laurel Glen Mausoleum in Shrewsbury when something caught my eye. The contrast of bright red against the stark, grey granite was out of place. Although I’d driven by this spot countless times, I’d never noticed the statue of Mr. Bowman, stricken...

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High Blood Sugar LInked to Dementia

Posted on: August 10 2013

I'm just back from vacation but read this article which I thought you would find interesting. http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/09/high-blood-sugar-linked-to-dementia/?ref=health&_r=0

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Travel

Posted on: July 29 2013

Traveling if you are older and or have a disability can take extra planning. There are great options available to you to visit the world and travel agencies to help you plan and manage a great adventure. Today’s Washington Post has an article by Bert Archer who decided to take his 75-year-old widowed father on a river cruise on the Danube. His father, although a seasoned traveler, has diabetes and is waiting for a knee replacement. The cruise was well designed for someone with a disability. As Mr. Archer writes, I booked a river cruise so that...

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A Different Way to Talk about End-of-Life Preferences

Posted on: July 26 2013

Here’s a great New York Times article about an experiment to increase discussion and planning about end-of-life care. We usually approach these kinds of conversations within the family, trying to get elders and their children to bring up the difficult topic of end-of-life. There are numerous websites, how-to books and articles but it doesn’t seem to be working and we are still woefully unprepared. In 2005, only about 29{12470e0fe01d1e6fcc7df4df95300bd13a27d9338be1c3cc41e39732a8d70917} of us had a living will. Dr. Larkin of The University of...

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