Archive for 2020

Winter officially arrived last week.  Why not spruce up your home by bringing nature inside?  This video gives ideas for do-it-yourself décor you can easily display by gathering the greens outside and arranging them around your home.  Click below to view this video from one of Friends Life Care’s Wellness & Care Coordinators, then share your ideas in the comments section below:

 

 

Contributed by:

Vicky Sawyer, MS, LCPC
Wellness & Care Coordinator

Vicky Sawyer started with Friends Life Care in 2006.  As…

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Holiday stress takes on a whole new meaning this year.

You might face the standard holiday stressors – too much to do and too many people to please. Then there are stressors added by COVID-19 – perhaps fear of the illness, sadness from isolation and concerns about family and friends.

In fact, 64% of people admit they suffer from some degree of holiday blues, according to a study published in the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Nearly 25% say the stress and blues affect them a lot.

So it’s time to get ahead of the stress and work toward enjoying the best of th…

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From all of us to you and yours – we’re sending wishes for A Very Joyous Season and a New Year of Health and Happiness.  In this video, the Friends Life Care team shares thoughts about winters and holidays past and present.  Click to view it, then leave a comment below with your own best memories:

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Most older adults enjoy their independence – and wouldn’t want to lose it because of home safety issues.

That’s why you want to be aware of home safety, and more importantly, the modifications and fixes that can make your home even safer.

Falls are the top reason older adults lose some or all of their independence, according to research from the National Council on Aging. What’s more, falls due to hazards in the home cause older adults billions of dollars each year, not to mention the time lost living the life they love.

But there are many ways to eliminate hazards…

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Sleepless Nights: What to Do

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November 30th, 2020 Health & Wellness No Comments

Almost everyone has a bad night of sleep once in a while, usually during periods of stress or illness.  For about 10-15% of the U.S. population, it is a regular occurrence and has become a chronic problem.  We call this pattern insomnia, and it can take a toll.

People with insomnia often say that they feel tired or sluggish during the day, have difficulty with concentration and memory, and feel irritable.  The goal of this article is to review our current understanding of insomnia and current treatment options.
What is insomnia?
The definition of insomnia may seem o…

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