Archive for December, 2017

Happy New Year!

By Cheryl Proska
December 29th, 2017 For Members, Health & Wellness 1 Comment

Best wishes for a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year from all of us at Friends Life Care!…

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Holiday Giving

By Cheryl Proska
December 22nd, 2017 For Members No Comments

Mother Teresa once said, “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”

The holiday season means spending time with family and friends, giving and receiving gifts and sitting down to break bread with the most important people in our lives. It’s also the time of year to focus on gratitude and giving back to others, especially those less fortunate.

Whether it’s volunteering time, performing random acts of kindness, making monetary donations or just extending kind words to others, giving can take on many forms. Here are a few ways of giving …

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Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

By Cheryl Proska
December 16th, 2017 Uncategorized No Comments
safe snow removal

Winter is upon us, which means snow isn’t far behind. Before venturing out into the white stuff to clear off the driveway, front steps, or car, remember these safety tips to avoid injury or even death.
Snow shoveling can lead to numerous health issues for many people, like back injuries, heart attacks, and even death. The combination of low temperatures and increased physical exertion makes the heart pump harder.  The American Heart Association warns that just the simple act of walking through heavy snow adds an extra strain on the heart.

A few years ago, researchers a…

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Act FAST: Signs of a Stroke

By Cheryl Proska
December 8th, 2017 For Members No Comments

Did you know that strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States?

A stroke occurs when blocked or ruptured vessels cut blood and oxygen flow to an area of the brain, damaging the surrounding cells and impairing functionality. Despite what you may think, this “brain attack” is not reserved for older adults. Strokes can affect anyone at any time – nearly 800,000 people are affected each year. More importantly, 80% of those episodes can be prevented. Protect yourself and others by knowing the key symptoms, warning signs and prevention tips.

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All past VigR Wellness Webinars are now available online

Did you miss a VigR wellness webinar that you meant to watch? Did you even know that Friends Life Care offers webinars with everything you need to know for healthy aging? In either case, you are in luck! All of our previous VigR Wellness Webinars are now available on-demand at one convenient web address:
 https://webinar.com/channel/94469902e9e94bb68de3163083386caa.
VigR (Vitality, Independence, Growth, Resilience) reflects Friends Life Care’s wellness philosophy and commitment to empowering people with the information and the tools needed to lead a healthy and vibrant l…

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