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New Year’s Resolutions That Seniors Can Stick To

New Year’s Resolutions That Seniors Can Stick To!

New Year’s Resolutions. We love the idea of them, but we usually aim too high and give up on our resolutions come February. Fortunately, there is a way to stick to them! In short, keep your goals simple and attainable. Setting out to climb Mt. Everest is way too ambitious, so come up with an …

mom or dad refuses the idea of professional assistance

What To Do When Mom or Dad Refuse Help

One common personality trait we see among seniors: stubbornness. It’s not necessarily a bad thing as it indicates a strong sense of willpower and independence, but stubbornness can be an obstacle when it comes to broaching the subject of assisted living . If you feel it’s becoming potentially dangerous for your senior parent to live alone and …

Holiday gifts for seniors

Best Holiday Gifts for Seniors with Mobility Issues

“Spending time with you is the best gift,” is usually the response we get when we ask our senior loved ones what they want for the holidays. Although this sentiment might be true, you still want to get them a thoughtful and useful gift. Perhaps, even one that will help them to move around easier? …

Thanksgiving Preparations

How to Include Mom and Dad in Thanksgiving Preparations

If you are hosting Thanksgiving for your family or have in the past, you know how much work it can be to prepare! It can especially be stressful if you are also a caregiver to a senior loved one. Instead of trying to take it all on by yourself, why not take the opportunity to …

Senior Fall Factors

Factors That Lead to Falls for Older Adults

How many of us have heard a story about a senior who fell down and hurt themselves? Maybe they broke a hip or hit their head. For seniors recovering from a fall, the road back to wellness can be difficult, slow, and sometimes life-altering.  The good news is that while we are more prone to …

Dementia Wanders

What to Do When a Loved One with Dementia Wanders Off

Wandering off is arguably one of the biggest risk factors and fears when it comes to caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. If your loved one with dementia has wandered off, you need to act immediately. Should your loved one ever go missing, here are some immediate steps to take from …

Fall Activities for seniors

Fall Activities for seniors near Collingswood New Jersey

It’s officially fall! That means it’s time to indulge in some classic autumn activities like pumpkin picking, scenic drives, and maybe even some winery tours. Spending some time relaxing and exploring South Jersey is a great way to bond with family, so don’t forget to include grandma and grandpa in all the fall fun! If …

Senior Memory care

5 Ways to Improve Senior Memory

Memory loss is a common complaint among seniors. We can all be a little forgetful sometimes, but it’s important that as we age, we continue to strengthen and challenge our minds. Keeping the mind sharp can be key to preventing serious memory disorders down the road. The good news is there are things seniors can …

The Key to Staying Independent as You Age

The Key to Staying Independent as You Age

Staying independent is a common theme among seniors. However, the definition of “staying independent” can vary from person to person. For some seniors, it’s about freedom and the ability to choose how they spend their time. For others, it’s about dignity and being able to still take care of themselves. Whatever it means to your …