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Check back here frequently for the latest news related to seniors living a full and active life in their home. Please call if you see something of interest or if you would be interested in having a member of our leadership team speak to your organization on one of these topics please call, we’d be happy to oblige.

DROP AND GIVE ME 10!!! Reports suggest that physical exercise can save your brain

Joe Tirio - Thursday, February 13, 2014
Lately, there has been a significant amount of interest in dementia, both from personal friends and by way of requests from those I have come in contact with. Given that, I thought I would spend t ..

The 6 conversations - Suggestions for family caregivers

Joe Tirio - Friday, January 31, 2014
This weekend I will be speaking to a group about 'aging in place’. Part of that presentation calls on something called the 6 conversations developed by Daniel Taylor in his book “T ..

Exciting News for Alzheimer's Sufferers

Joe Tirio - Monday, January 20, 2014
Any family member or caregiver of a person with Alzheimer’s has witnessed the decline of the one they care for. At long last, there appears to be some science behind the notion t ..

It's less "where" they are and more "when" they are: 7 Caregiver tips for communicating with those with dementia

Joe Tirio - Thursday, January 09, 2014
If you've had a family member or friend with dementia, It's likely that you've experienced times when that person didn't recognize you or was confused about the people and events in their live ..

AMAZING! Restored photos of women at work from WWII

Joe Tirio - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
We've all seen the illustrations of "Rosie the Riveter" before. I've often wondered about these women and the work they did. My Grandmother (Cora) worked in plane assembly at some level during the ..

4 New Year's Resolutions for Family Caregivers

Joe Tirio - Saturday, December 28, 2013
With the new year comes the almost irrepressible desire to commit to some kind of change… some measure of improvement in your life. This year, consider your role as a family car ..

Personal Emergency Response Systems for Seniors

Joe Tirio - Monday, November 11, 2013
An emergency response system offers an easy and effective way to get medical attention quickly, even when using the phone is not an option. The basic components of almost all system ..

Five Reasons it’s Not Time for a Nursing Home

Joe Tirio - Thursday, September 19, 2013
To Move or Not to Move… To be clear, this article is not addressing a short-term stay in a nursing home for rehabilitation, but of becoming a permanent nursing home resident. T ..

Financial Assistance Programs for Seniors

Gaurav Shah - Thursday, September 19, 2013
Millions of seniors in the U.S. are missing out on more than $20 billion in aid that could help pay for food, medicine and utilities, simply because they don't know it's there. To help with thi ..


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