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More seniors are finding love in retirement communities

Valentine’s Day 2015 may have come and go, but that doesn't mean the love stops on February 15. The growing number of older people across Canada and the United States means that love isn’t just for the young, and love doesn’t just look like the hit book (and movie) Fifty Shades of Grey; love can come in many different colours and shades. Fran Greene, a New York-based ‘Flirting, Dating, and Relationship Coach’ with a focus on older people, as w

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The dangers of seniors living alone

A 2011 survey of people over 65 showed that the vast majority (90 percent) wanted to continue living in their homes for as long as they could. It is understandable that seniors should want to stay at home; however, there are many who need care, but who are living on their own. Moving a senior family member to an assisted living facility can be a difficult and emotionally harrowing. Opting for home care allows them to stay in their own home and

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How to know when it's time for a hearing aid

Sometimes an elderly family member that's losing their hearing may not even know it, and sometimes they might be too ashamed to admit it. If an elderly family member has experienced one or more of the problems listed below make sure they see an ear doctor because they might just need a hearing aid. 1. Say 'What' A lot One of the best ways to tell if an elderly family member needs a hearing aid is if they cannot hear what yo

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The benefits of know about your benefits

While reaching your 65 th birthday is hardly the guaranteed sign of retirement it once was, it is still an age that means change for your group benefits and health insurance. When approaching retirement make sure you know how your group and individual insurance will change whether you are working full time, part time or doing what you want on your own time. A few minut

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Practical tips for interacting with an Alzheimer's sufferer

By all estimates, there are over 4.5 million people in the U.S. afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease and the Alzheimer’s Association found that the illness is the sixth most common cause of death in the United States, a jump of 68 percent from 2000 to 2010. If you feel that a friend or family member is s

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Does your older loved one need home care? See these 8 tips

Modern medical techniques mean that more Americans are living into advanced ages. While this is a good thing, it does leave the families of the aged with the dilemma of figuring out when the seniors they care about are in need of assistance in their homes. It is very difficult for most people to admit that they have reached a point in their lives when they can no longer care for themselves. You cannot always rely on your loved one to come to y

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