From the monthly archives:

June 2012

Tweet In addition to the negative financial effects seniors face as a result of scams, they’re often incredibly ashamed and embarrassed.    Because of that shame and embarrassment, only 25 percent of seniors who have been scammed report the crime to authorities. Stay scam-proof with these 10 tips: Shred sensitive documents like bank statements, bills and [...]

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Tweet As ‘Cookie’ from the movie Atlantis says, “I got ur four basic food groups! Beans, bacon, whiskey, and lard!” My father, who loves to be funny, has taken to repeating this remedy for just about any ailment known to mankind…never mind he doesn’t drink! Of course, he will remind you that you can often [...]

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Skin Cancer Aware

by Lois Etienne on June 22, 2012

in Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Summer time is here and so is the sun in big doses! Here are some facts about skin cancer: Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually. Each year there are more new cases of [...]

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Tweet June is ‘Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.’ Cats make great companions for people of all ages and walks of life. Whether you are an active single in a small apartment in the city, live with your family with children in a house in the suburbs or live alone in a retirement home, a cat [...]

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Tweet Asking for help when the burden of caring for a loved one gets to be too much isn’t a sign of weakness. Many are faced with that stress. According to a study, Evercare/National Alliance for Caregiving Study of Caregivers — What They Spend, What They Sacrifice, caregivers reported they were spending on average 35.4 [...]

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Tweet Mary Maxwell is at it again. Check out her advice on moving in with your daughter’s house with two teenagers. Assisted living is sounding better every day! Find out more information about Home Instead Senior Care at www.homeinstead.com.  

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Tweet Do you like to munch but don’t want the fat and calories of chips? Try popcorn that has a minimal amount of salt and butter – many seniors love it – and there are more reasons to feast on it. Popcorn’s reputation as a snack food that’s healthy popped up a few notches recently [...]

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Falling at Home

by Lois Etienne on June 1, 2012

in Senior Health and Safety

Tweet June is National Home Safety Month and a great time to take stock of our living areas. The top three causes of injury at home are: • Falls • Poisoning • Fires and burns Since seniors are especially vulnerable to falls, you should try to ensure there are no potential safety risks for increased [...]

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