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Just a few weeks ago, a senior moment meant a brief lapse in memory or a moment of confusion. Today, due to the public safety guidelines concerning covid-19, a senior moment refers to the growing amount of time senior adults have at their disposal. This blog is not about novel coronavirus, per se. If you want up-to-date info on the virus, I recommend you go here, or here. Rather, this blog is about how you can use this unplanned time during covid-19 as a time of discovery rather than despair.

But it’s hard to talk about anything nowadays without covid-19 being a part o…

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ALERT – Coronavirus

By Contributor Post
March 3rd, 2020 Uncategorized No Comments
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The whole world is watching developments of the coronavirus — officially named 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV.  Friends Life Care cares about your health and wellbeing.  We are posting this alert with basic information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) so you can be more knowledgeable about this serious illness.

As of this writing, there have been 92,312 confirmed cases and 3,131 deaths.  The majority of these cases are in mainland China where the illness was first identified in December 2019.…

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Is Sugar a Danger to Older Adults

By Etta Hornsteiner
February 24th, 2020 Health & Wellness No Comments

All the talk and images of chocolate and chocolate-covered strawberries and other sweet edibles for Valentine’s Day got me thinking about sugar the past week. Sugar tastes good. Sweet foods make you feel good.  But sugar has acquired a bad reputation in recent times. The warning has gone out from leading health organizations to reduce the consumption of sugar. Sugar is identified as a major contributor of the global public health crisis in obesity and heart disease. Is sugar a danger to older adults then?
Sugar’s fall from grace
What happened! Sugar used to be king o…

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20 Heartfelt Healthy Habits

By Etta Hornsteiner
February 10th, 2020 Health & Wellness No Comments

It’s February, the month in which we celebrate Valentine’s Day. So, there is going to be lots of talk on the internet, on television and church about the heart and everything associated with it. The heart is a big deal—though a small organ—and it deserves to have its own month. As a matter fact, the heart should have three months! Yes, three, as in after two and before four.

Why three? Because the human heart is more than the organ which “beats about 2.5 billion times over the average lifetime, pushing millions of gallons of blood to every part of the body…[c…

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Don’t Fall for It –

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February 4th, 2020 Uncategorized No Comments

Underestimating the impact of even a single stumble or fall can be more serious than you know
Nationally, falls are THE most common reason that people over 65 years of age go to the emergency room and are hospitalized. (source: National Council on Aging)

The team at Friends Life Care has an important goal.  That goal is help educate older adults about things that they can do to thrive at home as they age.  In addition, Friends Life Care has a special commitment to members,  Friends Life Care is founded on the mission to help all members age in place and live the best…

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