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Holidays

History of St Patrick’s Day

by Lois Etienne on March 16, 2013

in Holiday,Holidays,Lifestyle

Tweet Saint Patrick, who lived during the fifth century, is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later escaped, but returned to Ireland and was credited with bringing Christianity to its people. In the [...]

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Tweet Now we go from introspection (and eating too much), to New Year’s resolutions! I hope you have taken the opportunity to visit the website I recommended, www.caregiverstress.com. Now it’s time for some planning. I love the emergency preparedness plans that give us a goal for each month to try and accomplish. So, I’m going [...]

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Be A Santa To A Senior

by Lois Etienne on December 27, 2012

in Holidays,Lifestyle

Tweet I want to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our Be A Santa To A Senior program this year. Our CAREGivers here at Home Instead Senior Care participate year round with small donations from each paycheck. Home Instead Senior Care underwrites this program and also makes [...]

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Tweet The holidays are frequently a time of introspection. I’m always reminded that as one lies dying, they are not thinking about how they wished they could have gotten a couple more minutes in at the office. Relationships are what make us human. Take this time of year and pay more attention to people than [...]

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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 Yes, it’s possible to survive and enjoy the holidays if you ask for help. Get in touch with an in-home senior care agency to find out more about how the following five home care services can help to save your sanity during the holiday season and throughout the year. Transportation – Having trouble fitting [...]

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Tweet The holidays create a lot of extra to-dos and stress for many people caring for aging loved ones. Instead of letting that stress ruin a time meant to be enjoyed with family and friends, try these stress-busting tips from professionals at the Home Instead Center for Successful Aging. Be flexible. The holidays are steeped [...]

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Tweet Mary is back! She has some practical advice to give Rita, who is tired of cooking Thanksgiving dinner year after year.    

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National Be A Santa To A Senior

by Lois Etienne on December 21, 2011

in Holiday,Holidays

Tweet Well, apparently Home Instead Senior Care’s Be A Santa To A Senior program made it on the NBC Nightly News Dec 17. This was from a HISC in Wisconsin but it was similar to our program. This year we had a ladies barbershop quartet and a local youth church choir perform, local school children [...]

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More “Santa To A Senior”

by Lois Etienne on December 17, 2011

in Holiday,Holidays

Tweet Here at Home Instead Senior Care, we were so blessed this year to be able to “gift” 119 seniors. On Tuesday, we took the giving party to Federal Way. We were joined by 4Funn, four ladies who sang Christmas carols in the barbershop quartet fashion. Verrazano’s provided a spaghetti dinner for everyone. On Wednesday, [...]

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