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Tweet Seven in 10 senior volunteers (70 percent) say they plan on volunteering “forever” or they have no end in sight to their community service activities, according to research conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care® network. Ambitious goals, right? Actually, seniors can make a mark well into their elderly years by following a few [...]

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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 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 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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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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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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Tweet Every family has a story. Gathering together to share and preserve that story helps to keep the memories alive, especially for families touched by Alzheimer’s disease. Consider telling us your story for a chance to win a family reunion! Submit a story in either written or video format about your experience with a family [...]

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Life is Precious

by Lois Etienne on November 16, 2011

in History,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet This had been a difficult week for me. Fifteen friends and family helped me move (hopefully the last of my lifetime!) to the house of my dreams. And that, though, exciting, was also very physically demanding, so I’m just exhausted (as I’m sure all of them are also). But then, Sunday morning I got the [...]

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Tweet The following list, from the Home Instead Senior Care® network and Vickie Dellaquila, certified professional organizer and author of Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash, are 10 reasons seniors can’t or won’t give up their stuff and what to do about it. The Sentimental Attachment – it’s not the dress, it’s the memory [...]

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