Aging Happens: Where Will You Do Your Aging?

Aging Happens: Where Will You Do Your Aging?

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Aging Happens: Plan AheadWe value living independently for as long as we possibly can. It is possible to live on our own in a familiar place for many years, but in order to do this we must plan ahead carefully. Failure to plan can make it difficult to stay in control...

5 General Safety Concerns in the Home

5 General Safety Concerns in the Home

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Fire safety in the home is imperative and certainly warrants the occasional review. However, fire is not the only hazard in the home. When it comes to the well being of our loved ones, the subject of general safety demands our attention. This is especially true for our...

Why Loneliness is the Next Big Public Health Issue

Why Loneliness is the Next Big Public Health Issue

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Loneliness is a negative emotion. Everyone encounters it at some point in life. If it is short-lived, the effects are minor. If it is long-term, the effects can be dangerous. Why?Loneliness KillsPeople are lonelier than ever before. Brigham Young University researchers...

Is Your Stuff Making You Unhappy?

Is Your Stuff Making You Unhappy?

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We love our stuff, don’t we? The latest and greatest excites us. As the seasons change, we love to don the newest colors and styles. Technology is advancing so quickly and keeping current is the rage. Whether it is what you're wearing, watching, driving or...

How to Develop Good Habits: Real Change Takes Time

How to Develop Good Habits: Real Change Takes Time

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Is there truth in the statement, "New Year, New You?" If you’re a seasoned human being, you know that no magical transformation takes place on January 1st. Resolutions aside, our intentions are good, even great, but real change takes time. Face it, old habits die...

The Perfect Christmas Gift

The Perfect Christmas Gift

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On this Christmas Day, you will most likely be with family or friends. There will be good cheer and good will to all in your heart. You will put aside petty differences, if any exist. You will enjoy good company and great food and the giving or receiving of a perfect...

Now is the Time to Prepare for the Winter Season

Now is the Time to Prepare for the Winter Season

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For those of us living in the upper third of continental USA, the time has come to prepare for the winter season. We must either get out our winter garb or fly south. For those of you who fly away this time of year, be gone with you!As I sit here and marvel at this...

Gift Giving for the Senior in Your Life

Gift Giving for the Senior in Your Life

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With gift giving at a peak this time of year, we can often feel overwhelmed. Deciding on gifts for the seniors in our lives can be challenging. When our loved ones have no idea what they want, it can prove to be an even greater challenge.Gift cards are often our...

Help Senior Family Members Enjoy the Holidays

Help Senior Family Members Enjoy the Holidays

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Most of us don’t love change. In fact, the older we get, the less flexible we become. We have routines that we don’t care to change and a multitude of other small, but significant, ways of doing things that we like to have done our way.Routine can create...

Make the Most of Family Time: Bring a Gift of the Heart

Make the Most of Family Time: Bring a Gift of the Heart

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With the “family season" upon us, it is time to make the most of each opportunity to spend time together. Bring a blessing to someone you will be with, even in a small way. This is not about a purchased gift. It is about the gift of the heart and a real...