Getting a good night’s sleep is important to overall health. As we age, many factors get in the way of quality sleep. Changes in schedules, chronic pain, anxiety, depression due to isolation, and many other things contribute to disruptions in sleep patterns.  Environmental changes and medical conditions aren’t the only factors that impact sleep. Studies…

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January begins the annual General Enrollment Period for Medicare Parts A and B. If you have to buy Part A and didn’t take it when eligible, or didn’t take Part B medical coverage when first eligible, or if you cancelled your Medicare and you now want it back, you may sign up between January 1-March…

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Simple living may look different for each person, but generally a simplified life means getting rid of any extra mental and physical clutter, so you can have more time for the things that actually matter to you.  This sounds great, but life is complicated sometimes, and simplifying things can feel overwhelming—which, of course, is exactly…

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Studies have shown that seniors with untreated hearing and vision loss reported a lower quality of life than those whose hearing and vision loss has been treated with hearing aids and eyeglasses. Hearing and vision loss can add to the perception that an older person is “slow” or is losing their faculties, which is usually…

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“Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.” – Plato  This hasn’t been the greatest year for us, our community, our nation, or the world. We are doing our best to deal with this pandemic and support one another through these difficult and trying times. Volunteering has taken a real hit. It…

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Making resolutions for the new year is an annual tradition for many. Unfortunately, breaking resolutions also seems to be a bit of a tradition for many people, as the year gets busier. That doesn’t have to be the case with the help of GetSetUp, an online learning platform for seniors!  GetSetUp is a website designed…

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The pandemic has challenged us in ways we could not imagine just seven months ago. We all know that companionship is important for our mental and physical wellbeing. Companionship is gold; it is the best of personal interactions. Companionship has been put at a premium in the pandemic when so many are living alone. We…

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The holiday season is often a time to spend with family, friends, and loved ones, some we may not get to see regularly. However, this year, family gatherings present a risk, especially to older loved ones or those with pre-existing conditions that put them at higher risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Don’t be too discouraged!…

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Watch your mail for your New Part D insurance cards. December 7, 2020, is the final day of 2021 Open Enrollment for Medicare Prescription Drug Part D and Medicare Advantage with Part D. Changes made will be effective beginning January 1, 2021.   Persons who enrolled or made changes to their plan choices during the October…

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There are presently more than 90 million Americans who care for family members, friends, or loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or frailties of old age, according to the Caregiver Action Network.  Caring for someone that has Alzheimer’s, dementia, or chronic illness can be one of the most difficult roles that a person can…

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