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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 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 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 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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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 Numbering some 78 million people born between 1946 and 1964, Boomers are not accepting traditional retirement or “senior housing” and are instead determined to remain active and engaged professionally and socially. They are planning and building homes and lives that support their beliefs and lifestyles. Some Boomers want to remain in an urban setting [...]

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Tweet I recently came upon a book titled, When Roles Reverse: A Guide to Parenting Your Parents, by Jim Comer. Now my first thought was, I love the pictures on the front cover. They really represent the role reversal that he went through with his parents. So, then I went to YouTube to see if [...]

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Tweet We’re looking for VOTES!!!! Help make Home Instead the “Best of 2012” by going to this site and filling out the Federal Way Mirror newspaper’s survey. Of course, while you are there, vote for all of your other favorite businesses. Go to: http://www.federalwaymirror.com/survey/ and register to fill out the ballot. With your ballot submission, you [...]

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