From the monthly archives:

April 2012

Tweet When it comes to quality of life, a new poll by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion finds $50,000 to be “an important tipping point in personal happiness and satisfaction.” The Generation to Generation study, conducted for Home Instead Senior Care, found households that made less than $50,000 a year — about 93 [...]

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Tweet Sometimes, the simple idea is the best. What do you do when you go to visit your sick or aged friend or loved one? Depending on their limitations, you may want to plan an outing or play some board games or cards. Maybe they would like you to read the newspaper to them. Maybe your [...]

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Tweet The smell of freshly cut grass, chlorine from a pool, robins chirping, flowers blooming, the Beach Boys singing…the sights, smells and sounds of summer. It’s always amazing when a song comes on the radio and your brain races back to another time and place when the world was a different place usually it’s associated [...]

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Simple Formula

by Lois Etienne on April 23, 2012

in Insurance,Legal,Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Since we just passed tax season, I thought this was an appropriate endeavor. Have you ever tried to figure out what kind of money you need in retirement to be able to live the kind of life you want to? I heard a pretty simplistic explanation, but here it is: For every $1 million [...]

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Tweet Older adults who get infections of any kind – such as urinary, skin, or respiratory tract infections – are nearly three times more likely to be hospitalized for a dangerous blood clot in their deep veins or lungs, University of Michigan Health System research shows. The study comes as the rate of hospitalization for [...]

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Tweet Omaha, Nebraska (PRWEB) April 09, 2012 The Franchise Business Review announcement March 15, which lists senior care among the most popular franchising trends in 2012, comes on the heels of an earlier announcement that the Home Instead Senior Care network has again taken home the top honor among all categories for franchisee satisfaction. Franchise [...]

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Encore Careers

by Lois Etienne on April 16, 2012

in Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Every minute, eight Americans turn 50 years old. As their work lives and personal responsibilities change, more and more of these still-fit, still-energized boomers are thinking, “What’s next?” Jane Pauley, the Emmy Award-winning journalist and former co-host of Today and Dateline NBC said, “These are trying times. And by that I mean it’s a [...]

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Save at Dollar Stores

by Lois Etienne on April 12, 2012

in Caregiver Support,Finances,Lifestyle

Tweet We all love a good deal, especially in this economy. Shopping at one of the various dollar stores can shave quite a bit off your monthly household budget. But, you must be careful what you purchase. The Do Buy List:    Cleaning products generally have the same ingredients as the name brands. Greeting cards [...]

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Tweet Road Scholar, formerly known as Elderhostel, and other companies like it, are educational travel organizations for adults. These educational trips include cultural outings, discussions and meetings all over the world. They offer convenient and economic ways to travel and experience in-depth, behind the scenes learning opportunities, because these trips are all inclusive and the [...]

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Tweet I was walking out of my bank yesterday and took this picture of a tree in bloom for spring. I was then thinking about what spring means – waking up, life renewing, starting over. It’s funny that life can feel like starting over many times throughout our lives. Having gone through a divorce in [...]

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