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Six Things to Look for When Visiting Your Aging Loved One This Season

Sometimes we don’t see our parents or aging loved ones as much as we would like. Life gets in the way and our responsibilities pull us in many directions. We speak to mom or dad on the phone and they tell us everything is just fine. But is it? With the holidays here, take note […]

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Creativity for Your Health-by Linda Mundie, Vice President of Caring Connections of New Jersey and Pennsylvania

When we think of wellness and the habits that are vital to our wellbeing, we immediately think of diet, exercise and sleep as the standards of health.  An overlooked aspect of wellness is creativity.  Researchers are starting to investigate some of the fundamental aspects of life that usually get neglected, including our basic need for creativity. Developing […]

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Senior Bullying is More Common Than You Think

When we think of bullying, many times we think of adolescents in middle school and high school. These “Mean Girls” or bullies make life impossible for the victim. There is another demographic that we need to bring attention to in this day and age which it may come to a surprise to you.Bullying is defined […]

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What is Your Definition of a Family Caregiver?

Nick was my father’s first cousin and he was kind and he was generous. He would come to my grandmother’s house (his Aunt Laura) in Brooklyn on Sundays when we went to visit. Sometimes his parents would come visit as well. We saw him when we were small through our late teens and maybe even […]

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Can Social Situations Effect the Way You Age?

Social situations vary from family to family. These situations can contribute to the social, physical and psychological issues in aging adults and ultimately lead to serious health problems if they are not addressed. Some things that can directly impact the physical and mental health of seniors are as follows: The loss of a spouse-When a […]