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Tips for Staying Healthy And Pain Free

Posted on: September 08 2014

Get back to exer­cis­ing with­out pain with these tips Look­ing for ideas on how to get back to exer­cis­ing?  Start off right in a healthy and pain free man­ner. By fol­low­ing these sim­ple tips, get­ting fit is eas­ier than ever before. Exer­cise Benefits Exer­cise ben­e­fits the body in mul­ti­ple ways, and it’s never too late to get started. As...

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Armistead Welcomes New Care Manager

Posted on: September 01 2014

  Armistead Caregiver Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Molly Jackson as Care Manager in the Upper Valley office located in Lebanon, NH. Molly has worked for the past year as a Caregiver for Armistead serving clients out of our Lebanon office. She has worked for the Valley News in West Lebanon, NH. Molly has a BA in Mass Communications from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. Molly truly enjoys working with seniors and has had the opportunity to work with many of our Upper Valley clients. She is passionate about providing quality in-home care and building...

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Spotlight on Caregivers - Betty Capponi

Posted on: August 25 2014

Each month or so we would like to dedicate a blog to the incredible caregivers who give their hearts and souls to our clients each and everyday. They are out in the community making a difference by sharing the compassion and skills they have for caring for our seniors and allowing them to age in place.  Betty Capponi - 

My name is Betty Capponi.  I have been with Armistead for 8+ years, a caregiver for over 20 years.  I love caring for and helping seniors.  It gives me great reward that I...

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Helping Senior Loved Ones With Downsizing

Posted on: August 18 2014

by Sarah Stevenson The prospect of downsizing can be a difficult one for seniors facing the move to assisted living. A lifetime of memories associated with possessions can be daunting to wade through for the families and caregivers, but there are ways to help ease the transition for your senior loved one. Downsizing is an inevitable part of moving to a new residence: taking old clothes to Goodwill, throwing away that leaf blower that hasn’t worked in five years, and getting rid of all the things you’ve accumulated that your family no longer needs. But,...

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5 summer scams that target seniors

Posted on: August 11 2014

Nina Schutzman, Poughkeepsie Journal 10:14 p.m. EDT June 28, 2014 It was a call most people would dread. On Wednesday, an IRS agent said they needed to talk to Barbara Novak right away. "There were two very nasty calls" from people "saying they were officers of the IRS and that we needed to call them right away," Novak said. "I called them and (they) said I hadn't paid my taxes in four years." But the 60-year-old Beekman resident said she knew it was scam right away, she said. She told them she knew they were scammers, and that she planned...

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Posted on: August 04 2014

Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases   Immunization helps prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and tuberculosis, adults need to get their shots – just like kids do. National Immunization Awareness Month is a great time to promote vaccines and remind family, friends, and coworkers to stay up to date on their shots. How can National Immunization Awareness Month make a difference? We can all use this month to raise awareness about vaccines and share strategies to increase immunization rates...

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Complimentary Health Approaches

Posted on: July 28 2014

from NIHSeniorHealth.gov What Are Complementary Health Approaches?

Today, many people use complementary health approaches for a variety of diseases or conditions. But what exactly are these approaches, and how do they differ from standard medical care? Complementary health approaches are medical and health care systems, practices, and products that originated outside of mainstream medicine. They include techniques performed by a practitioner (such as acupuncture, spinal manipulation, and massage therapy) and natural products (such as herbs, probiotics, and fish oil). Some approaches, including acupuncture and yoga, originated in Eastern countries such as China or India but are now used...

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