Seniors

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A Conversation To Have With Your Mom That Can’t Wait

As my mom blew out the candles on her 90th birthday cake at Aegis Living, she looked up at me and smiled. It was the moment where I finally let my breath out too. We had made it. We had weathered the storm of doubt, guilt, and denial. She was safe in her new assisted living community and I was at peace with our decision.

05/07/2015

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3 Benefits Of Mental Exercise For Seniors

Seniors who want to stay young can retain their youthfulness by keeping their brain’s neural pathways balanced. Since these senses tend to dull over time, giving the brain a mental workout is just as important as daily physical exercise.

04/17/2015

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Using Microsoft’s Newest Technology To Lead More Safe & Efficient Senior Care

It’s not uncommon for a resident to be on multiple medications at once. Industrywide, senior care centers have relied on…

04/10/2015

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Gardening’s New Ethos ‘Help The Planet’

From the biggest botanical gardens to the smallest backyard plots and terraces, there’s a movement underway to…

04/10/2015

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5 Ways For Caregivers To Relax And Rejuvenate

You work hard as a caregiver, but let’s face it; we all need a break from time to time. It can be tough to recharge your batteries when you are looking after your parent, especially on those days when you are exhausted from life’s other mental and physical drains.

04/03/2015

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San Francisco Supervisors Unanimously Pass Ordinance Preventing Discrimination Of LGBT Seniors

A city ordinance prohibiting discrimination against senior lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender San Franciscans by long-term care facilities and nursing homes was unanimously approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

04/01/2015

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More Oldsters Than Hipsters – Marin Has More Old People Than Any Other Bay Area County

A new study says residents in Marin County are some of the oldest in the Bay Area. In fact, almost one in five is 65 and older.

03/21/2015

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‘Still Alice’ Draws Awareness To Alzheimer’s

“The story brings the viewer along the difficult journey that Alice must endure as she falls further into dementia – as she loses touch with her wit and intelligence and slips away into a state of confusion.”

02/12/2015

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SFMTA Votes To Give Free Muni Rides To Disabled, Low-Income Seniors

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to waive the Muni fee for riders with disabilities and for low- to moderate-income seniors, many who live with fixed incomes and struggle to afford public transportation as the cost of living in the city increases.

01/20/2015

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Superfoods That May Help Improve Cognitive Function

Sticking with healthy choices can also help to improve mental health…

01/09/2015

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