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Seniors: Why is Oral Health Important?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Good oral health is important for the health, quality of life, and finances of seniors. According to AARP, you should consider the following when prioritizing oral health among the many other issues seniors deal with: 

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3 Ways To Prep Your Senior For A Family Reunion

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Family reunions are times where we get together with our nearest loved ones, and just enjoy being around one another. Whether it's a spring barbecue, a day out by the pool, or just a holiday get-together, a reunion can be a lot of fun. However, they can also be a lot of stress... particularly for the senior members of the family. Which is why you should prep your older loved ones for the day to make sure they get through it all right.

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Retirement? Baby Boomers are Reshaping the Concept

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 5, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Once thought of as the crowning glory of a person's career, the idea of retirement has been completely rethought by the baby boomer generation, those born between the years of 1946 and 1964. Retiring at age 65 was once the norm, but now more than ever, retirees are looking at a plethora of options that do not include leaving the working world altogether.

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Seniors and Gardening: Grow These 7 Herbs For A New Lease On Life

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 22, 2018 5:30:00 PM

One of the greatest benefits of starting an herb garden is that you get to eat what you sow. Aside from the obvious benefits such as saving money, getting more exercise, and reducing pesticide exposure, you can also create your own natural pharmacy. Here are seven herbs you can grow in your garden for a healthier life:

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Steps To Cut Down On End Of Life Cost

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 8, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Despite health insurance and Medicare, the cost of end-of-life medical care is astonishingly high and patients or their loved ones have to spend huge amounts on medical bills. These bills often exceed their financial assets, particularly in cases of long-term illnesses such as Alzheimer. If the amount spent equals or leads to better health, then most people would not have much issue spending the money, regardless of how high it is. But in most cases, this is not what happens. In fact, when a patient has a terminal illness, at a certain point more treatment does not equal better care.

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Senior Living: The 6 Must-Haves For Any Storm

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

It was once said: "Expect the best, but plan for the worst". Safety is paramount in every emergency, and having a safety plan is the safest way for you and your loved ones to weather the storm. Today, we're going to share with you the six things you should keep in mind to prepare for a power outage or evacuation.

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6 Great Gardening Tips for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Gardening is a wonderful activity enjoyed by many seniors around the world. It awakens the senses, provides moderate-intensity aerobic exercise and is restorative for dementia patients. Plus in the end, you're rewarded with gorgeous flowers and juicy tomatoes or other produce!

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Practical Car Buying Tips For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 27, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Over the years, we tend to fall in love with a particular automaker, paint color, and other selections when it comes to owning a vehicle. But for seniors, there are a lot more practical features that become priorities. Here are a few to consider.

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7 Items To Include On Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 13, 2018 5:30:00 PM

It's that time of year again, the customary time for seniors to do their Spring cleaning. You can likely look around your home and think of one hundred things you would like to do as part of this year's project. But here is a list of 7 basic things to include.

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Supporting Your Senior During And After A Hospital Stay

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 20, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Even when a hospital stay successfully treats an illness or injury, have you noticed that your senior feels worse emotionally after they are discharged? Here are some reasons why, along with ways to help.

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