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We’re all in this together – and need to stay that way!

We’re all in this together – and need to stay that way!

With the visitor restrictions, the enhanced safety measures and even the way we interact with one another, all implemented in response to COVID-19 disease, it’s obvious we are in a changed world, especially in terms of senior lifestyle and
Insights on fad diets

Insights on fad diets

From keto to gluten-free to vegan and more, fad diet options abound. But are these eating plans a healthy choice for older adults?   And the question has become especially important, as more people eat in and cook at home as they ...
Care that makes you feel at home

Care that makes you feel at home

In my new role, I am now associated with a number of Diakon senior living communities and if there is one consistent factor I see, it’s the fact our staff members recognize that no two people are alike. That means we have to develop ...
Need a snow plow? Nah …

Need a snow plow? Nah …

Karen watched the snow pile up in the driveway. Soon, she and her husband would no longer have to worry about shoveling or paying someone to do it. And yet their move would soon be upon them. How would they manage with the weather being so ...
Creating a safe environment for a loved one with Alzheimer’s

Creating a safe environment for a loved one with Alzheimer’s

I have a friend whose husband developed a form of cognitive illness in his mid-70s. From caring for him to making sure he took his medications, got to physician appointments and ate adequately, she had her hands full. And evening, which ...

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