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Thanksgiving with Loved Ones

It was a chilly November day in Oklahoma City when Rosie and Mel’s family set out to celebrate Thanksgiving. Even though they lived in an assisted home and were surrounded by their friends, Rosie and Mel had looked forward to the holidays all year. It was the time when they usually got together as a...

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Gift Ideas for Seniors

The holidays were just around the corner. But what to get Grandma? Ellen’s two granddaughters, Macy and Sierra, always did their Christmas shopping the first week of November. It was tradition. Cousins, they took turns traveling across the state to visit malls, shops and have dinner afterwards together. Their grandma was always first on their...

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Staying Active: helping a loved one

Family members are key to the health and vitality of aging seniors. Even if you have a loved one who is no longer capable of keeping up as once before, staying as active as possible can help an elderly loved one stay happy and healthier. There is even research supporting the idea that physical activity...

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Connecting With Seniors: long distance

It was a lazy Saturday morning. But Ruby Martinez was excited. Today was the day she would get to facetime with her grandchildren. Ages 5 and 8, her grandsons Colby and Liam always made her week so much brighter. In former years, Ruby’s daughter and son-in-law would pick her up and they would go on...

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Spotlight: Caregivers

It’s 3 am. For the third time tonight, you hear the steps coming down the hall, the pause, and the confused look on grandpa’s face. Only this time, it is getting more and more difficult to get his needs taken care of in the bathroom and get him tucked back into bed.

It’s a reality many families face. No one wants to be selfish. But is there a better option?

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