Archive for August, 2020

As part of VigR (R), Friends Life Care is bringing members and friends another great educational opportunity.

In this presentation by Clémence Scouten, you can learn how to tackle your family history projects without being completely overwhelmed by all the different threads you need to keep track of and all the ideas you have.  Read on for a sneak peak. And join the webinar for a more comprehensive understanding of the themes that will be covered.
4 Main Family History Projects

The process of organizing all the documents, photographs and memorabilia you have bee…

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Sleep: Is it just a waste of time?

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August 24th, 2020 Health & Wellness No Comments

We spend about a third of our life sleeping.  That means if you live to be 90 years old, you’ll have spent about 30 years of your life asleep!  These days, a lot of people see sleep as a waste of time and they may cut out time in bed in order to have more hours in the day to get things done or to do things they enjoy.  So people often want to know whether sleep is really important, or whether it is just a waste of time. There are two ways to think about the question: “Is Sleep Just a Waste of Time?”.
Impact of Lack of Sleep
First, we can think about the way that peop…

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COVID-19 Is Threatening
This pandemic has ramped up anxiety for those who already struggled with it. And it has ignited new anxieties for those who have not dealt with it before.  It makes sense.  The purpose of anxiety is to alert us to a threat.  And COVID is certainly threatening.  It is important to understand that this emotion we label “anxiety” is normal right now.  Despite it being normal, I know it can feel upsetting and uncomfortable.  That’s why I want to teach you about managing your anxiety in the time of coronavirus.

Ways to Help Manage Anxiety

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Exercise could be the best thing you do for yourself today – and every day. It’ll make you stronger, livelier and smarter.

Researchers recently found exercise bolsters brain power in older adults. Not only does exercise get your heart and muscles pumping. It gets your brain charged up, too.

Without getting too technical, here’s what University of California, San Francisco researchers found: When people (and mice) exercised, their livers pumped out a little-known protein. When that protein spiked a bit, out-of-shape, elderly study participants experienced rejuvenati…

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VigR® Chat — Pulse Oximetry

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August 11th, 2020 For Members No Comments

This is the next post in the new VigR Chat series.  This series is created by the Friends Life Care Wellness and Care Coordination team.  Linda Hnatow, Care Coordinator and Registered Nurse, presents on pulse oximetry — an easy, no-needle test to measure the amount of oxygen in your blood.
“Oxygen is the Gas that Makes your Body Go”
The question has been asked if having a pulse oximeter in your house is necessary during the COVID crisis.  This webinar video explains the importance of oxygen in your blood, what a pulse oximeter does, how to use it, and whether you coul…

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