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How Family Mediation Can Help You Manage the Aging Process

As our parents age, it is time for the family to unite to create a working plan that considers the needs and concerns of the entire family. Family members need to have these difficult conversations in a real way to ensure that their aging parents are safe and that family relationships survive. Elder/family mediation is a successful tool that gives families a way to effectively manage the aging process that confronts us all.

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Play 1960s Movie Trivia – Do You Know the Answers?

What are three of your favorite 1960s movies and why?

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Sounds You’ll Never Hear Again

Time rolls on and takes with it certain sounds of each generation. For today’s baby boomers and older seniors, time has faded a number of everyday noises and tones.

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Donating Time, Money to Charity Is Win-Win

Reaching out with time, money and personal caring rejuvenates both the giver and receiver, unlike high-tech gadgets, a bigger house or extensive vacation travel. In addition to gaining a sense of purpose, countless seniors who engage with charities find they boost their health and contentment.

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Rise in Senior Remarriages

For many divorced or widowed older adults, choosing remarriage in the golden years makes life together even more golden.

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Decreasing Fall Risk Through Dancing

A new study showed that elders who participated in a half hour of ballroom dancing (three days a week for three months) had a 50% improvement in balance and fewer falls.

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National Siblings Day

National Siblings Day, April 10, recognizes and celebrates brothers and sisters throughout the world.

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Vitamin D and Fall Risk

Many health providers recommend vitamin D supplements as a way to build muscle strength and prevent falls in elders. Does high doses of vitamin D improve mobility for seniors?

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Heart Disease and Women

Two types of heart disease, coronary microvascular disease (MVD) and broken heart syndrome, are lesser known but pose a specific risk for women. The American Heart Association reports that 64 percent of women who die suddenly from coronary heart disease, the most common type of heart disease, showed no previous signs of heart trouble.

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Touchscreen Tech Trends Are Helping Grandparents Connect!

Now, sleek and easy-to-use touchscreen devices streamline how older adults use technology to video chat and share photos, emails and more.

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