February Friendships

By and large, February is a hard month. We’re in the middle of winter, we’re stuck indoors, and we watch too much television. So we humans have invented a wonderful holiday halfway through the month to break the doldrums and put some spark into our days. Valentine’s is a heartwarming tradition, particularly for couples. But it’s too easy to pass this holiday off as a children’s tradition. We should use it for other relationships…like friendships.
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Are You Ready… Pt 3

At this point you have already learned about the differences between the 3 basic categories of senior housing: Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing Homes. Finding a community is separate from deciding. What I am going to write about here is for when you have narrowed the communities down to a top 2-3…a nutshell for deciding which one is the right one.
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Are You Ready… Pt 2

As I indicated in Part 1, not every retirement community will suit every senior. There is a process for finding the right one. Before that, you need to understand the “lay of the land.”
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Are You Ready For Senior Living?

Before you say,“No! I’m not ready for a retirement community,” please take a few minutes to answer these 4 questions for yourself.
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Salute To Our Veterans

It is a well-known fact veterans don’t like to discuss their military history. “Someone has always had it worse. It was my grandsons who first got me to talk about it,” said retired Staff Sgt. Jack Stoner, a current resident at Gates Mills Club Active Senior Living.
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Ebola Scammers Targeting Seniors

The Federal Trade Commission says it has seen an upsurge in the number of “Ebola scammers” targeting older Americans and others. These scammers are making unsubstantiated claims that products containing everything from silver to herbal oils and snake venom can cure or prevent Ebola.
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