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Armistead launches it’s newest program, “Transitions”

Posted on: February 09 2015

RIGHT-SIZING / DOWN-SIZING              Transitions is designed specifically to help seniors and their families “right-size” in their current home or “down-size” for a move to a new home. Senior Move Advisor Jana Granzella has joined the Armistead team to head the launch of this new service. Transitions services are client-focused.  A great deal can be accomplished in very little time, saving both time and money, including: Assessing the current situation and helping to develop a vision and a plan;

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Top 5 Places Where People Live the Longest

Posted on: January 20 2015

by Dana Larsen  We can learn a lot about improving quality of life in our golden years – and maybe even increase longevity – by studying the habits of the world’s longest-lived people. Where in the world do people live the longest? Though we in the U.S. tend to think we own good health and longevity, the truth might surprise you – the small, remote island of Okinawa, Japan is where you’ll find the world’s largest population of healthy older adults. In fact, of the five...

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Posted on: December 29 2014

(Original Post: http://www.sheknows.com/health-and-wellness/articles/850491/5-anti-aging-new-years-resolutions-for-seniors) The New Year means new starts, and that typically involves making New Year’s resolutions. While the old-faithful standbys still exist, adults over the age of 65 can greatly benefit from making healthy resolutions – especially those that help prevent illness and injury. Here are five New Year’s resolutions that will keep you feeling young and vibrant. Here are five resolutions that we recommend for seniors entering the new year: Participate in cognitive health activities Mental health is an important aspect of health that we tend to overlook...

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December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Posted on: December 01 2014

United Nations' (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities is annually held on December 3 to focus on issues that affect people with disabilities worldwide.

What do people do?

People from many countries worldwide participate in various ways to promote the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Events may include art exhibitions promoting artwork by people with disabilities. Other events take the form of protests to highlight the difficulties disabled people have in playing a full role in society.

Public life

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is a global observance and not a public...

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July is UV Safety Month

Posted on: July 14 2014

From Healthfinder.gov Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotchy skin. The good news?  Skin cancer can be prevented! Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to prevent skin cancer. Make a difference:  Spread the word about strategies for preventing skin cancer and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. How can UV Safety Month make a difference? We can all use this month to raise awareness...

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Spotlight on Caregivers - Melissa Mears

Posted on: June 30 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.  Mellissa Mears Melissa is relatively new to Armistead, having just joined the team in September of 2013.  Although nine months may seem like a short amount of time, with the top notch assistance and resources provided by Armistead, she became a seasoned...

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