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You have had your first COVID-19 vaccination, so what now as your await dose number 2?

COVID vaccination

                                           Last week a dear friend called and alerted me to the fact that COVID -19 first vaccinations were being give on Saturday for my age group and work association. She would sign me up immediately, but I had less than five minutes to make up my mind, because she had others on her list to get invited. I thanked her and said to sign me up! I jumped at the offer but with mild trepidation. After surveying a few...

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SIX ways to show your heart some love this Valentine's Day

  Happy Valentine's Day ALL!!     Today we wish Happy Valentine's Day to our friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. Generally we think of the day as one for candy, special dates, going out for romantic dinners, flowers, lots of hugs, love poems, candy, wine, dancing and generally lots of fun. Now with COVID everyone is creating different ways to celebrate at a distance. Its one of the most lucrative days for flower shops and for those expecting and giving Valentine's Day gifts. Those who expect to receive and do not get can feel slighted if they are forgotten. So,...

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Four indicators which will tell an older self you need to give up your car keys.

Four indicators which will tell an older self you need to give up your car keys.

Working with aging seniors who are coming to the realization that they can no longer trust themselves to drive, or be trusted to be on the road can be quite interesting and depends on each individual's acceptance level. Recently had the pleasure of working with three different ladies and a gentleman who had to surrender their car keys due to aging.  It made me go take a look at the tell tale signs for not driving anymore.  When it is determined that you are unable to drive yourself anymore you will need the help of a home caregiver unless, there...

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Being heart healthy through interactive friendships and being prepared for caregiver days.

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Happy New Year readers and thanks for checking in on my blog!! Someone told me it was ok to wish Happy New Year until the end of January. So I am following through. COVID has certainly changed our social gathering practices but, there will come a day when we will return to normal. These visits, gatherings and conversation are central to how you keep your heart healthy and maintain meaningful relationships for later years. A few weeks ago I worked with a a vibrant, beautiful 66 year old woman who had a recent stroke. It has left her speechless and...

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Is it the right time to consider a Patient Advocate and plan for private In Home Care Givers?

    If you have a loved one living in an assisted living facility, or a nursing home right now you are very aware of the restricted visitation due to COVID-19. Beside the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic to one's health and daily life practices we observe the burden of loneliness for the residents, anxiety for family members, and the troubling heavy workloads for the facility staff. What are some of the difficulties that families are experiencing now, and what may have helped with accessibility to loved ones? Before we knew it everything was totally closed to all visitors, and...

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