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Incontinence Care Tips

Incontinence can be stressful for older adults and their caregivers. Studies have shown that 50% of Americans have some form of incontinence. The most common types of incontinence are stress and urge. Stress incontinence occurs when pressure is exerted on the bladder; urge incontinence is the sudden urge to urinate

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Sleepless In Sun City

Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 21

So the Alzheimer’s walk was a great success! Everyone showed up and it was actually a great opportunity for my family to bond. I must be honest…it was also nice for other family members to see just how much of a toll this disease is taking on my parents, my

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Jay’s Story: Wellness = Independence

“There’s no place like home.” It’s a line that instantly conjures up images of ruby red slippers, a yellow brick road and an emerald city, wrapped in technicolor nostalgia. But here at FSL, it represents something more. If all of the men and women we serve agree on one thing,

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September is Self-Improvement Month

Make this month all about YOU! September is Self-Improvement Month; a time to improve yourself, set new goals, and eliminate the negative things in your life that are holding you back. One of the best investments that you can make in your life is to invest in improving yourself physically,

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Sleepless In Sun City

Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 20

I’ve decided to take charge of my life! I’ve always been rather healthy and pretty active but watching helplessly as my parents’ health deteriorates has given me inspiration to…well…just be better. So, in honor of my newfound revelation, I am doing the Walk to End Alzheimer’s this year. The event

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Nick’s Story: From Homelessness to a Happy Home!

Most of Nick’s life has been anything but easy. Obstacle after obstacle – he felt like giving up numerous times but couldn’t stand to see the hurt in his wife, Betty’s face. He hated more than anything to let her down. As a couple, they had their fair share of

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August is National Wellness Month

August is National Wellness Month; a time to focus on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines. Implement Self-Care Routines Taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and socially is important. Though you should be staying on top of your health all year long, consider implementing more self-care activities throughout this

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Sleepless In Sun City

Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 19

Hey guys! I am coming to you live from Room 213, here at Banner hospital. Yes, you heard me right… I am in the hospital! And across from me in the hospital bed is one, Miss Ruby Whitmore You’ll never guess what my dear mother has been up to. First,

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Laetitia’s Story: Giving and Giving Back

A lifetime giver finds her community ready to give back Laetitia knows what it is to give back. Over her lifetime, she’s opened her home to more than 100 special-needs foster children. She adopted two children and raised them as a single mother. She’s provided respite to more than 100

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Sleepless In Sun City

Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 18

Life is good right now. This past weekend we celebrated my parents’ 50th anniversary. 50 years is a long time and I have to tip my hat to both of my parents. Longevity just seems so elusive in today’s relationships. I am approaching the 22 year mark with my husband

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Summer Activities for Seniors with Limited Mobility

Limited mobility doesn’t need to get in the way of enjoying life. Your elderly loved ones can still take part in meaningful activities. Here are a few suggestions you and your family can explore. Play Online Games Buying your loved ones a subscription to an entertaining online game can do

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Importance of and Tips for Hydration

While summer means warmer weather, days at the beach, and outdoor adventures, the hotter temps also put you and your loved ones at risk of dehydration. The condition affects people of all ages, including senior members of your family. Dehydration in Seniors Seniors are at a higher risk of getting

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