As a caregiver or family member of a person with Alzheimer’s or related dementias, you can take steps to make the home a safer place. Removing hazards and adding safety features around the home can help give your loved one more freedom to move around independently and safely. Try these tips: If you have stairs,…

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By Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D., Active Daily Living Newsletter Home health aides have long provided the hands-on support and companionship to allow many older adults to remain in their homes. But during the pandemic, fear of the COVID-19 virus and its potentially harmful effects has led some of these adults and their children to decide…

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Home safety is something that we are all concerned about. Falls, fires, security, and general home maintenance are factors we think about for ourselves, family members, friends, and loved ones. As time goes on, we are living longer and are often able to remain in our home longer as long as it’s a safe place…

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Understanding safe online practices while shopping and using the internet can prevent you from losing your identity or your money to scammers! Here are a few tips: Do not open or respond to emails from people you don’t know claiming that you have won a prize.  Be cautious about opening attachments and downloading files from…

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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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AARP research consistently finds that the vast majority of people age 50 and older want to stay in their homes and communities for as long as possible The AARP HomeFit Guide was created to help people stay in the homes they love by turning where they live into a “lifelong home,” suitable for themselves and…

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Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury for adults over the age of 65? One in four older adults fall every year. These falls can result in hip fractures, broken bones, and other injuries. For many, the fear of falling becomes greater during aging, and this fear can lead to reduced…

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Summer is upon us, and with it there is an increase of vehicle and foot traffic in our neighborhoods. Some of this traffic is likely to be solicitors, and even scammers, so it’s important to be aware of the signs so we can avoid scams. Seniors, specifically, are targeted by scammers. Older adults may be…

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Spring is here, and while the warmer weather is very welcome, it tends to bring with it door-to-door scammers posing as contractors promising affordable home improvements. Unfortunately, these types of scams are on the rise, but knowing the signs of contractor scams can prevent you from losing a lot of money. Oftentimes, scammers posing as…

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Have you or someone you know been the target of a phone scam? Identifying common warning signs of scams, and knowing how to report scammers, can help you protect your identity and your finances. Phone scammers may call and pretend to be a representative from Medicare, the Social Security Administration, a charity, your doctor’s office,…

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As a caregiver or family member of a person with Alzheimer’s or related dementias, you can take steps to make the home a safer place. Removing hazards and adding safety features around the home can help give your loved one more freedom to move around independently and safely. Try these tips: If you have stairs,…

Read more

By Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D., Active Daily Living Newsletter Home health aides have long provided the hands-on support and companionship to allow many older adults to remain in their homes. But during the pandemic, fear of the COVID-19 virus and its potentially harmful effects has led some of these adults and their children to decide…

Read more

Home safety is something that we are all concerned about. Falls, fires, security, and general home maintenance are factors we think about for ourselves, family members, friends, and loved ones. As time goes on, we are living longer and are often able to remain in our home longer as long as it’s a safe place…

Read more

Understanding safe online practices while shopping and using the internet can prevent you from losing your identity or your money to scammers! Here are a few tips: Do not open or respond to emails from people you don’t know claiming that you have won a prize.  Be cautious about opening attachments and downloading files from…

Read more

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!…

Read more

AARP research consistently finds that the vast majority of people age 50 and older want to stay in their homes and communities for as long as possible The AARP HomeFit Guide was created to help people stay in the homes they love by turning where they live into a “lifelong home,” suitable for themselves and…

Read more

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury for adults over the age of 65? One in four older adults fall every year. These falls can result in hip fractures, broken bones, and other injuries. For many, the fear of falling becomes greater during aging, and this fear can lead to reduced…

Read more

Summer is upon us, and with it there is an increase of vehicle and foot traffic in our neighborhoods. Some of this traffic is likely to be solicitors, and even scammers, so it’s important to be aware of the signs so we can avoid scams. Seniors, specifically, are targeted by scammers. Older adults may be…

Read more

Spring is here, and while the warmer weather is very welcome, it tends to bring with it door-to-door scammers posing as contractors promising affordable home improvements. Unfortunately, these types of scams are on the rise, but knowing the signs of contractor scams can prevent you from losing a lot of money. Oftentimes, scammers posing as…

Read more

Have you or someone you know been the target of a phone scam? Identifying common warning signs of scams, and knowing how to report scammers, can help you protect your identity and your finances. Phone scammers may call and pretend to be a representative from Medicare, the Social Security Administration, a charity, your doctor’s office,…

Read more