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Monthly Archives: October 2016

6 Light Exercise Ideas for Seniors

Keeping moving is important for everyone regardless of age or ability. Even those with limited mobility can improve their health, both physical and mental, by getting even a little exercise every day. Continue reading

Halloween Crafts for Seniors

Here are some ideas for Halloween-themed crafts you and your aging loved one can try this year. Continue reading

Here’s to Bone Health – World Osteoporosis Day

Today is World Osteoporosis Day, and we’d like to share in the effort to raise awareness about osteoporosis and what you can do to encourage healthy bones and take early steps to prevent the disease. The National Osteoporosis Foundation’s campaign this year is “Love Your Bones – Protect Your Future” and we support that message! Continue reading

How to Choose an Estate Planning Attorney

Mark Gilfix, Attorney at Gilfix & La Poll Associates, recommends 3 criteria to help you in your search for an estate planning attorney. Continue reading

4 Tips on How to Avoid Probate

In recognition of National Estate Planning Awareness Week, we are sharing four important tips to help you avoid probate. Continue reading

Estate Planning Awareness Week

According to the Estate Planners’ Council, more than 50 percent of North Americans have not made plans for their estate. In recognition of Estate Planning Awareness Week, Home Care Assistance aims to motivate people to embrace and proactively approach proper estate planning. Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness

As women age, breast cancer risk increases. Women between the ages of 65 and 80 are at the greatest risk for developing breast cancer. This October, join women around the country and make a pledge for your breast health. Continue reading

Delicious Autumn Recipe: Baked Acorn Squash

One of the easiest, healthiest, (and tastiest) fall vegetables is acorn squash. It’s packed with nutrients, and in most stores, it’s readily available and inexpensive. Continue reading

5 Senior Friendly Autumn Activities

Fall is a beautiful time of year with the colorful leaves, crisp air and pumpkin patches popping up in towns near and far. Even when the weather starts to get colder, there are plenty of activities that people of all ages can enjoy. Continue reading

Tips to Increase the Appetite for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia may experience changes in eating habits and a lack of appetite that can affect the desire to eat a varied, healthy diet. Here are several mealtime tips to help care for a loved one whose appetite is diminishing. Continue reading