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Are You a Worrier?

Posted On: September, 18, 2021 | Author:

Worry, anxiety, and fear are basically the same emotions.  However, there are distinct levels among them.  The first emotion is worry!  Worry turns to anxiety!  Anxiety becomes fear!  Worry is a useless emotion that can set you up for both physical and emotional ailments.  

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What Do You Have to Lose?

Posted On: September, 1, 2021 | Author:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.  So, throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.”

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Understanding Your Boundaries & Limits

Posted On: August, 17, 2021 | Author:

There is power in being aware of our personal boundaries.  Boundaries are the limits we set for ourselves, and they have a big impact on our dignity, emotions, energy, and overall happiness.  Even more importantly, boundaries ensure that we get our own needs met and are not being exploited.

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In-Home Care, Assisted Living, or Nursing Home?

Posted On: August, 2, 2021 | Author:

There will inevitably come a time when we, our parents, grandparents, or other loved ones may require more care than they can provide for themselves.  We are living longer than ever, and life expectancy has been steadily increasing for decades.  It is currently age 86.6 for women who are now 65 years of age and 84.3 for a man who is now 65.  One of the first things to determine is how much and what type(s) of extra help is needed. 

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COVID-19 Update

Posted On: July, 19, 2021 | Author:

The United States is in a predicament right now.  Not only is COVID-19 still spreading among the unvaccinated, but we now have the Delta variant that is rapidly spreading around the world.  We cannot reach herd immunity unless 70% or more of the population have received the vaccine or have survived the virus.  This varies from disease to disease, as the more contagious a disease is, the greater the proportion of those immune to the disease must be in order to halt its spread.

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Practicing Random Acts of Kindness

Posted On: July, 2, 2021 | Author:

These have been some pretty tough months for most of us, what with the current political discourse, COVID-19 isolation, layoffs, and other stressful issues.  And, whether or not we agree or disagree on certain subjects, we can at least be kind to one another.  It takes no more effort to be kind than it does to be unkind.  Kindness is free, unlimited, and is a choice that is available to everyone to display.  You might just make someone’s day.
 

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Preparing for Hurricane Season

Posted On: June, 15, 2021 | Author:

Hurricane Season is officially here in Florida, so it is time to evaluate your needs and make a plan.  Please do not wait until the last minute.

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Prescription Abbreviations

Posted On: May, 17, 2021 | Author:

Most seniors are on some type of prescription medication, a pharmaceutical drug that legally requires a prescription to be dispensed.  It may be a medication you take for your heart, blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid, anxiety, or depression, just to name a few reasons.  Most of the time when these medicines are dispensed by the pharmacy they are explicit in the directions with regard to dosage, route of administration, frequency, etc. But, every once in a while a medical abbreviation will show up on a script that may be confusing unless you are in the medical profession.  Below is a list of the most commonly used prescription medication abbreviations.
 

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How COVID 19 Has Changed the Lives of Seniors

Posted On: May, 5, 2021 | Author:

Much has been written about COVID 19 over the past 13 months.  The effects of COVID on working people, school age children, etc., have been discussed, but this Blog will focus on how COVID has specifically impacted the lives of seniors.  

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Gratitude and Thankfulness

Posted On: April, 19, 2021 | Author:

We always focus on gratitude and thankfulness during holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc.  However, being grateful should not be limited to a few special days of the year.  It is something we should be aware of every single day and, by doing so, we can become happier.

 

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