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8 Things Not to Say to Your Aging Parents

Posted on: March 16 2017

8 Things Not to Say to Your Aging Parents Unintended barbs cut to the quick and can’t be taken back. Here are some better options.   By Linda Bernstein  Published March 6, 2016 at Next Avenue   I’m going to say something politically incorrect here: Sometimes our elderly parents make us a little nuts. (And sometimes they out-and-out drive us crazy.) We love you, Mom and Dad, but we’ve heard the story about Aunt Cissy pouring wine into the dog’s bowl so many times we can tell it ourselves – in our sleep. ...

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The Cycles of Life Part 5

Posted on: August 16 2016

The next stage of early planning involves Important Documents-yes, the legal paperwork otherwise known as estate planning. It is understandable why we put off these conversations-they may feel more intrusive to your loved ones because they involve money and their belongings. In addition, they will have to imagine the end of their life, another bummer of a conversation. Unfortunately, they must come to terms with it. Explain that this process gives them control; they will be in control over their assets and property, in control of their health care by expressing their goals and wishes - especially regarding their...

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The Cycles of Life Part 3

Posted on: June 03 2016

Time to begin gathering resources to assist you in this new cycle. The word “care” may begin to creep into your consciousness. Let’s begin with resources. One option is to hire an Aging Life Care Manager as they can handle everything from a needs assessment to a move. Here at Armistead Senior Care, our three Aging Life Care Managers act as a liaison between clients and families who do and do not live close by, overseeing care and quickly alerting families to problems. They offer guidance and support with arranging and monitoring in-home help and...

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Yoga for Seniors – What to Know Before You Start

Posted on: March 24 2016

from About Health website One of the great things about yoga is that it is so adaptable to different populations with diverse physical abilities and needs. Though the popular image of yoga may be a young person twisted up like a pretzel with apparent ease, those who are older and less flexible can enjoy a yoga practice just as much and potentially benefit from it even more. Is Yoga Appropriate for Seniors? In most cases, seniors can absolutely do yoga. Many people with hectic schedules only find the time for activities like yoga in retirement. Though the tendency is...

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Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors

Posted on: February 29 2016

from NCOA National Council on Aging Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered “the crime of the 21st century.” Why? Because seniors are thought to have a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts. Financial scams also often go unreported or can be difficult to prosecute, so they’re considered a “low-risk” crime. However, they’re devastating to many older adults and can leave them in a very vulnerable position with little time to recoup their losses. It’s not just wealthy seniors...

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The Boomer’s Roadmap for Aging in Place: How to Prepare Today for your Senior Years

Posted on: February 08 2016

from Marie Villeza, Elderimpact Aging in place is an attractive option for many baby boomers and retirees who value independence and living life on their own terms. This lifestyle choice is a commitment to remaining in the home that you know and love, rather than relocating to a retirement community or assisted living facility. Establishing an aging in place plan denotes taking responsibility for your quality of life without being a burden on your family or community. Now is the time to start planning for your senior years and making small changes a little bit at a time. Trying...

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Helping an Aging Parent with Their Finances

Posted on: January 15 2016

From Savvy Senior by Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any tips on helping an elderly parent with their finances? My 82-year old mother is having some trouble keeping up with her bills, and I just found out that she has been making a lot of small contributions to suspicious charities.                                               ...

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