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Keeping Seniors Social

Our golden generation has experienced unprecedented social isolation due to the pandemic. With the holidays over and winter settling in, it’s important for families to help seniors stay connected socially, whether they live independently at home or in a facility.

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Hope for the Holidays

As if the holiday season weren’t stressful enough, Sara’s 78-year-old father, Jim, tripped on the basement stairs and broke his leg the week after Thanksgiving. Just when he was about to lose hope for the holidays with his new broken leg, see how Jim and his family created new traditions to keep having fun and adapt to his changing lifestyle.

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A Day in the Life of a Caregiver

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, we’re sharing Heather’s story. Being a caregiver, running a household with 2 young boys, and managing a full-time job means she’s on duty 24/7 – especially if there’s an emergency in the middle of the night. If you connect with Heather’s story, let’s talk about how we can work with you to lighten your load.

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Want More Love in Your Life? Fall for Yourself, First

As we age, we change and grow into new people with new expectations, wants, and needs. Feeling lonely or disconnected from others during your aging journey may mean it’s time to take a deep breath and check in with yourself. Learn how this helped Lois refocus her goals for retirement and fall in love with the new version of herself.

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Peace of Mind Begins with a Custom Care Plan

Even aging twins require unique care plans that fit their individual lifestyles. Growing Options believes that a custom care plan can help navigate aging challenges and alleviate the tension that usually comes with them. Learn how Growing Options can help you and your family with a custom aging care plan.

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Prepare But Don’t Panic: Planning for Natural Disasters

From fires to floods to tornadoes, severe weather events remind us that it’s important for families to plan and prepare. It’s especially important to make sure seniors are on the same page and know what to do in case of emergency. To keep your loved ones safe, you can take these steps now to prepare and avoid any panic that could potentially put everyone at more of a risk.

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What Matters with a Diet

People who don’t have long-term success with a diet often feel like failures, but there are powerful biological reasons that it’s difficult to lose weight and keep it off. Instead of going to extremes with dieting, try these more realistic tips and tricks.

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Arts and Crafts at All Ages

Imagination and creativity can flourish in older adults, and you don’t have to be a master artist to have fun and create something beautiful. Besides being fun, being creative can improve your mood and your cognitive function. It’s a positive way to exercise your brain and reduce stress and boredom. Access your creativity today!

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It’s Time to Reap what You’ve Sown

“But what if I need it later?” The first reason most seniors list for why they’re not using the financial and medical benefits they’ve worked their whole life to save up for. A care manager can help you determine if it’s the “right time” to use your long term care insurance and how to use it for the best quality of life.

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Tips to Defrost from Winter and Spring into Spring!

As spring starts and vaccinations are more available, recommended restrictions are easing. It is a good time for seniors to find ways to boost their spirits. Here are some ideas if you are having a tough time coming out of ‘winter hibernation’ or feel stuck in a rut.

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