Summer Skincare Tips

By Friends Life Care

Oh, summer! The weather is warmer, the days are longer, and the gardens are in full bloom. Everyone seems more relaxed during the summer months, and why not? It’s a great time to bask in the sun and soak up the rays.

As fun as it may be, warm weather can be terrible for your skin! People over age 50 have the highest risk of developing skin cancer — and ultraviolet (UV) radiation produced by the sun is a leading risk factor for this disease.

It’s imperative for older adults to protect their skin while spending time in the sun, but the proper skincare doesn’t stop…

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Meet the Friends Life Care Team!
 

Friends Life Care is the largest and oldest long-term care provider of its kind — but none of it could be possible without our dedicated employees working every day to make it happen. This “Meet the Team” blog series will spotlight different members of our amazing staff. Today, we are getting to know our Associate Director of Care Coordination & Provider Relations, Kate Roberts, MSW, LSW. 

Kate Roberts has 20 years of experience working in the non-profit sector. She has spent over a decade advancing the psycho-social need…

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Healthy recipes for your backyard BBQ

Independence day is right around the corner, which means two things: fireworks and barbecues.
July 4th is a wonderful time to gather friends and family for a good old fashioned cookout. And while the typical fare may taste delicious, creamy potato salads and fatty burgers are not conducive to a healthy aging lifestyle. Foods that are high in sodium, saturated fats, carbs and sugars can lead to major health risks.

Luckily there are ways to avoid harming your body while still enjoying the patriotic picnics.

Whether you’re this year’s cookout host or just a welcomed…

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Mental Health

Good mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act and determines how we handle stress, relate to family and friends, and make life choices.

An estimated 54 million Americans suffer from some form of mental illness every year.

As we advance in age, mental health issues could escalate, including changes in your way of thinking, your mood and behavior and the way you process information. Many factors co…

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Father’s Day Debates: Tie or No Tie?

By Friends Life Care
June 17th, 2018 For Members No Comments
tie or no tie for father's day

For generations, children all around the country would run to their closest department store to find the perfect quirky tie for their old man on Father’s Day. After all, it made sense. Men would dress their most days of the week, and an arsenal of ties came in handy.

Nowadays, casual Fridays are an everyday thing. Men are still wearing those sleek sports coats, but they’re leaving their ties at home. The dress codes of work are changing thanks to companies like Facebook and Google.

So, if the tie is slowly fading into fashion history, then should you still get one…

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