Archive for July, 2017

Phone scams are still a popular way for criminals to steal money or even identities from unsuspecting Americans. According to a survey by TrueCaller, approximately 27 million Americans (11% of the adult population) were victimized by phone scams in 2015. Total losses to phone scams in that year were $7.4 billion, or an average loss of nearly $274 per victim.

Criminals are usually one step ahead of the police and other entities protecting everyday citizens. This might be true; however, the advent of the internet has made it possible for law enforcement to crack down on pe…

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Meet Friends Life Care members, Mary Ann and Richard Morse.  They have shared their creative and adventurous life story with us so we can share it with you!  From successful careers, around the world travel and love of live theater to music, photography, volunteering and family — they certainly are living the VigR philosophy of vitality, independence, growth and resilience every day.

View their story by clicking here:

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Are you familiar with the story of Robert Shields? Probably not– but his life’s work is expansive, and frankly, amazing.

Robert Shields journaled his life and that’s a huge understatement. He took journaling to an insane level, chronicling every moment of his life for over 25 years. He recorded the food he ate, the places he went, the things he bought and every single mundane detail of his existence. It’s estimated that Shields spent up to four hours a day recording his day.

Mr. Shields is the extreme case (he actually had a sickness called hypergraphia), but t…

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Protecting the skin is important at all stages of life, but as a person ages, the skin becomes more delicate. Older adults are more susceptible to having skin issues, especially in the long, sunny and sweltering days of summer.

Staying out of the sun doesn’t mean sitting indoors with the blinds shut. It just means being more conscious about exposure to UV rays and keeping these skin care tips in mind before heading outside for summertime activities.

Sunscreen
This seems like a no-brainer but you’d be surprised how many people forgo the protection because they…

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Aging in Place in Center City, Philadelphia
A confession

I have a confession to make; I miss my closets. I recently moved from a large single home in the suburbs to a small two- bedroom apartment in Center City. Except for my closets there is little I miss from the suburbs.  The advantages at this stage in my life, living in a city far outweigh suburban living. I now get my groceries, dry cleaning and medications from my pharmacy delivered right to my doorstep.  On numerous occasions, I have commented that I do not have to leave my apartment if I don’t want to- e…

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