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Uncaring Caring. Elder Abuse: Look for the Warning Signs, Take Action

How can you tell if a loved one or senior neighbor is the victim of elder abuse? There are plenty of signs but only if you know what to look for. Keep alert, try being a little bit nosy and then take action to help. Your watchfulness can make a big difference in someone's life. ...
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Are You a Caregiver? Do You Know a Caregiver? We’ve Got a List of Resources that May Help

Caregiving is a job done with love and patience but everyone knows that at times it can be exhausting and frustrating. Support is available. We've got a list of organizations that address a wide variety of caregiving situations. Cancer, Alzheimer's, Veterans' issues, this list is a good place to start in your search for support. ...
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Too Trusting? Health Can Suffer Because Older Adults Don’t Speak Up

The study shows that older adults (defined as 65 and older) are less likely to advocate for their own health concerns the more they trust the role is being taken on by their doctors. ...
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Every Shot You Need After Age 50 (It Only Hurts for a Minute)

If you've lost track of which shot you last got — or are worried you don't know the latest about something like the new shingles vaccine — check out this list of what you need and when you need it. ...
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Finding Support for Long-Term Care: Get Help from a Pro – or Two

Planning is also necessary for end-of-life issues. Do I have legal documents for Power of Attorney for healthcare, Durable Power of Attorney for finances and a  Living Will?  Has a trust been set up to protect loved ones? ...
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“Silver Tsunami” Prep 101 – Health & Money Issues

In 2016 voters listed terrorism as their first and most serious national concern, but only 80 Americans were killed in terrorist attacks between 2004 and 2013, while millions of individuals faced grave difficulties related to aging. ...
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Who’s in Charge? Aging Parents Resist Interfering “Helicopter” Children

‘Do kids need to monitor every time a parent crosses the room or goes to the bathroom? You have to give them space to live their own life.’ —Grace Whiting, chief executive of the National Alliance for Caregiving ...
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Lucy’s Story: Motivation, the Hidden Ingredient in Cookies

Cookies aren't just cookies when they're Lucy's homemade cookies. They are an overwhelming expression of thanksgiving, a motivation for healing, and an inspiration for the rest of us to follow as we continue to serve our community in measurable and meaningful ways. ...
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