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New Media for Older Adults - Bridging the Gap

With access to social media tools like Facebook and Twitter, people around the world can connect and interact with their family members, friends, and communities (both near and far) within a virtual space. This digital forum of communication and entertainment promotes the extension of personal networks and helps maintain strong relationships wi

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10 Tips for Talking with Older Adults

Are you searching for ways to help residents better understand you in face-to-face conversations? Here are 10 ways to improve your message, summarized from my training programs for retirement communities: Don’t talk too fast. Many retirement community staffers are younger and speak as if they were talking to their same

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Bad Mood Foods

It’s quite easy for busy healthcare professionals (especially those working overnight shifts) to grab something quick and convenient, and not so healthy. However, some of these quick bites can not only make you a little cranky, they can leave you feeling downright depressed. Here’s a look at some bad mood foods and the simple swaps you can mak

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Inside The Mind of the World's Toughest Buyer

If we can crack the code of what’s going on in the mind of the hardest person to sell to on the planet, we can sell to anyone! This weekend, we (my husband, my daughter and I) went car shopping. Our initial strategy was to buy a new vehicle for my husband to drive until my son was ready to go off to medical school – when he would take the new

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ACHCA Summer Leadership Conference

The American College of Health Care Administrators - ACHCA - will hold their summer leadership conference from July 28 to August 1, 2014 at The Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda. The conference is entitled, "Blind-Side: How a Small Behavior Change Can Make a Huge Difference." Stephen Taylor of Stephen Taylor & Associates, a coaching and consulting s

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5 Reasons Why Seniors Should Utilize Senior Centers

Senior centers usually rank near the top of most-widely used services among America's aging adults. According to recent statistics, approximately 11,000 senior citizens cater to over one million senior citizens who frequent those senior centers every year. Get Connected and Engaged  For those of you who may not know, a senior center is a place that older adults congregate for social, emotional

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  • my mother is chronically ill

    she suffers with depression and chronic pain she is living in a very unhealthy environment that continues to keep her ill she was recently diagnosis with a lung problems CPDO ... she has had many admissions to hospital, i am so very concerned about my mom i have no help and am desperate to seak help for her. she is unable to care for herself. she lives in a felthy home does not eat on a regular basis.. She is on numours medacations i dont know whom to turn to at this time .. please help me

  • assisted living

    Hi, My father has advanced Parkinson's Disease and my mother is his primary care giver. They are still living in our childhood home but it's time for them to move on because my father is no longer able to be alone and the house is just becoming too much. My mother is in very good health and is not ready for a retirement home, at all. That said, she needs help with my Dad. I'm wondering if there is a condo near the yonge and sheppard area that might meet their needs. Your help is much appreciated. Marie

    Rent increases

    Hi, If I'm a new tenant in a retirement home, when can the rent be increased? Do retirement homes fall under the Residential Tenant Act and rents can only be increased if at least 12 months have passed since the last rent increase or since a new tenant moved into the rental unit?

  • what is the average cost in Peel for a 2 bedroom seniors apartment market value

    My parents are paying market value in Peel Housing. They need to make transition to a seniors apartment. What are the steps?  What is the average cost for a 2 bedroom (their monthly income is aprox 3,500)  They have health cost  not covered also. How long does it take to get into a unit.  

  • mom has second mortage on a home that is appraised @$80,000, home is worth approx $25,000, I told her to walk away she will never finishing paying, condition of the home is poor, unable to make repair, cannot find any resources in her community to help ( community is East Cleveland, Ohio, Help

    My mother currently resides in home of 35+ years, she purchased the first mortgate in 1996, she obtained a second mortgate that was overestimated: current second mortage she owes $80,000, she was taken adavantage of: I have attempted to assist her with obtaining community resources, in the city of East Cleveland, Ohio: nothing but brick walls: she cannot refinance or obtain reverse mortage but the home was extremely over appraised:she receive minimal work of the home; know the home is in need of serious repairs that the homeowners insurance does not cover: I need help, I have asked her to walk away from the home:whoever is reading the e-mail know how difficult it is for senior to leave their home: Can anybody help

    Assisted Living for my Ailing Mom

    Good Morning, My Mom is 72 and is suffering from COPD to the point where she can't look after her home or herself anymore. She lives in a 4 bedroom house that has 2 flights of stairs and too large for her to maintain. My Brother and I are looking to help her sell the house and have her move into an assisted care facility or maybe even continuing care depending upon some tests she is currently going through. My brother lives in Burlington while I reside with my family in Pittsburgh, PA. What are her options...? Thank you Mike 724-249-7186

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