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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 Are there certain foods that can help speed recovery and help you feel better sooner? According to WebMD and other research, the answer is “yes.” Eating the right foods can help you prevent complications such as dehydration, and constipation. Among the first suggestions are to include lots of fiber and lean protein in your [...]

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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 Did you know that nearly 40 percent of chronically ill older adults in the U.S. live alone? What’s more, a majority of those who are married have spouses with at least one chronic illness that can affect their ability to provide support. That’s according to a University of Michigan study published in the journal [...]

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Tweet On Tuesday, January 8, All Things Considered on National Public Radio aired a story featuring the Home Instead Senior Care Alzheimer’s CARE training program. As part of the story, reporter Ina Jaffe attended a family caregiver workshop hosted by John Moser, franchise owner in the Los Angeles area. All Things Considered is the fourth [...]

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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 “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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