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The History of Christmas Trees

Posted on: December 23 2015

from Seniors GO TO Guide - Blog The evergreen fir tree has traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals (pagan and Christian) for thousands of years. Pagans used branches of it to decorate their homes during the winter solstice, as it made them think of the spring to come. The Romans used Fir Trees to decorate their temples at the festival of Saturnalia. Christians use it as a sign of everlasting life with God. Nobody is really sure when Fir trees were first used as Christmas trees. It probably began about 1000 years ago in Northern Europe. Many early Christmas...

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Homeward Bound by Armistead

Posted on: December 04 2015

Leave the Hospital, Long-term Care or Rehabilitation Facility with Care and Confidence! Amistead Senior Care is offering a personalized plan of care to bring you home sooner and safely with assistance by certified Aging Life Care Professionals™ Homeward Bound is an individualized plan of care focused on keeping you safe and comfortable in your home, including:

Discharge planning – 2-4 hours in the hospital and your home with a Certified Aging Life Care Professional™ Home visit, pre-discharge, to make sure everything is ready for you Transportation Prescription pick-up and medication management Meal preparation Clean...

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Armistead Senior Care’s Awards Presentation at Sweet 16 Anniversary Celebration

Posted on: November 23 2015

 Armistead Senior Care commemorated its 16th Anniversary on Thursday, November 5th at the Catamount Country Club in Williston, VT with a Sweet Sixteen Celebration honoring their extraordinary caregivers.  The Rachel Lee Cummings Award for Excellence was awarded to Sherry Russell of New Hampshire, Sandra Hennessey was named Vermont Caregiver of the Year, and Ann Howard was named New Hampshire Caregiver of the Year.  Caregivers with three or more years of service were presented with special gifts and the Longevity Award was presented to Shirley Weaver for sixteen years of service. Armistead was founded...

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November Is Senior Pet Month: Consider Adopting an Older Pet

Posted on: November 16 2015

From the ASPCA Website: Attention animal lovers: November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and we’d love for you to consider giving a home to an older cat or dog in need. Animal shelters across the country are full of animals of all shapes, sizes, breeds and ages, but senior pets are typically the most difficult to place. We’ve found that while puppies are adorable, when you choose to adopt an older pet, you know what to expect. Senior cats and dogs are fully grown, their personalities have developed, and many are already trained. But,...

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Senior Strategies: Halloween safety tips for seniors

Posted on: October 26 2015

Halloween night can be a scary time for seniors - and not just because of children dressed as vampires, wolf men and wicked witches. Kids accompanied by their parents don't pose a threat, but constant knocking and large masked visitors can be intimidating regardless of intention. This is the night when older adults - like all homeowners - speak to more unfamiliar faces over the course of a few hours than at any other time of the year. Anyone opening the front door and handing out treats has a responsibility to keep themselves and their guests safe. "Each...

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Show Me the Science - How to Wash Your Hands

Posted on: October 12 2015

from the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. CDC recommends cleaning hands in a specific way to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. The guidance for effective handwashing and use of hand sanitizer was developed based on data from a number of studies. Microbes are all tiny living organisms that may or may not cause disease. Germs,...

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10 Alzheimer’s Warning Signs

Posted on: September 28 2015

Some change in memory is normal as we grow older, but the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are more than simple lapses in memory. People with Alzheimer's experience difficulties communicating, learning, thinking and reasoning - problems severe enough to have an impact on an individual's work, social activities and family life. The Alzheimer's Association has developed a checklist of common symptoms to help you recognize the difference between normal age-related memory changes and possible warning signs of Alzheimer's disease. There's no clear-cut line between normal changes and warning signs. It's always...

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