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Grandmothers

Tweet Thank You for Your Votes, All 125,000 of Them! The Salute to Senior Service nomination and voting phases closed out with incredible numbers. Over 1,300 outstanding senior volunteers in the U.S. and Canada were nominated and voted on nearly 125,000 times! You’ve done your part, and now it’s up to the judges. The nominee [...]

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Tweet This is Clarice, her husband, Bill (with the red tie), and she’s holding a great-grandson. Clarice and her husband, Bill, have volunteered at Valley Medical Center for over 20 years. Bill passed away about a year ago now but Clarice decided that she needed to continue to volunteer because it not only brightens up [...]

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Tweet Mary Maxwell is back! She tackles those pesky house rugs and mats. Mary is hysterical, as usual, as she makes great fun of this subject but falling is anything but a joke for seniors. Keep active, practice balance exercises, get your calcium, use good lighting, outfit house with grab bars, monitor your medications, get [...]

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Tweet Older adults who have spent much of their adult lives honing skills in the workplace could be looking forward to a well-deserved retirement. Instead, a good share of them are rolling up their sleeves and getting back to work volunteering. And they’re making a difference in communities throughout North America. In total, the contributions [...]

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Tweet “These are a few of my favorite things.”  As I get older, I reflect this time of year of my many blessings. I’m not where I thought I would be at this point in my life or who I thought I would be with but as I look back in time, with perspective, I [...]

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Tweet November is National Alzheimer’s Month. One of the many reasons that I started this business was because of my grandmother, Sylvia. She lived to be 94 after losing her husband about 15 years earlier and two sons and one daughter preceded her in death. I actually lived with her most of my senior year [...]

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Tweet What are you most thankful for? This is something that I actually examine every now and then and have for years. I think it changes as we wander through the seasons of our own lives. I’ll always be grateful for my beautiful daughters and grandchildren. It’s interesting though, how our ‘thankfulness’ changes from being [...]

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Tweet Currently about one in 10,000 people seem to age slowly and in spite of bad health habits, live to that magic number of 100 years. Will you be one of them? Apparently there are some clues you can look at to make an educated guess as to how long you’ll grace the earth. Things [...]

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Tweet It’s interesting because I work with over 150 caregivers every day and I’m still not sure how to answer that question. I guess my first thought is that it takes grace, heart and grace. Caregiving, whether paid or unpaid, can be emotionally and physically trying but it can also be the very best thing [...]

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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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