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Dogs Deliver Smiles To Seniors

According to one of  the country’s most adored senior citizens, “Pets are a source of ongoing life…they serve as a much needed connection to youth…a pet is the greatest ego booster in the world — they think you're the greatest!” – Betty White’s Pet Love

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According to one of  the country’s most adored senior citizens, “Pets are a source of ongoing life…they serve as a much needed connection to youth…a pet is the greatest ego booster in the world — t

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Conveniently located to Baltimore's cultural hubs and world class medical options, Brightwood is an intimate gated community for seniors aged 60+. We offer expansive one, two and three bedroom homes, all with full kitchens, 9 ft. ceilings, fireplaces, walk-in closets and garage parking. Full time nursing staff and 24/7 security offer peace of mind, while the concierge services and array of amenities and activities make life easier and more fun for our residents. Live the life you've imagined at Brightwood!

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Conveniently located to Baltimore's cultural hubs and world class medical options, Brightwood is an intimate gated community for seniors aged 60+.

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Pressure Builds To Cut Medicare Patients In On Prescription Deals

 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Sarah Jane Tribble and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org 

Medicare enrollees, who have watched their out-of-pocket spending on prescription drugs climb in recent years, might be in for a break.

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 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Sarah Jane Tribble and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org 

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1 week 2 days

The 4 Documents You Need to Prepare Before Retirement

For many people, the thought of dying is easier to deal with than the thought of becoming incapacitated. What I find, is a lot of folks that are in their 60s and 70s, they don’t want to deal with the thought of incapacity. Denying the problem doesn’t make it go away.

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For many people, the thought of dying is easier to deal with than the thought of becoming incapacitated.

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1 week 2 days

What exactly is a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan?

By: Hans Scheil

Medicare Annual Open Enrollment lasts from October 15th to December 7th. Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D of Medicare) are allowed to be switched during this time. These drug plans are needed if you have a Medicare Supplement plus original Medicare, not a Medicare Advantage plan, as most advantage plans have drug coverage included.

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What To Do During Medicare Open Enrollment

By: Hans Scheil

It’s that time of year again: Medicare Annual Enrollment Period. There are new commercials and ads popping up every day during these months where Medicare enrollment is possible. This can make enrolling far more confusing than it needs to be. The annual enrollment period spans from October 15th to December 7th.

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1 week 3 days

Free prostate cancer screenings offered by Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. on Wednesday November 15, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Located at The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Avenue Derby, CT

Free prostate cancer screenings offered by Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. on Wednesday November 15, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Located at The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Avenue Derby, CT

 

Griffin Hospital will offer free prostate cancer screenings from 4-6 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 15 at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Ave., Derby.

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Free prostate cancer screenings offered by Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. on Wednesday November 15, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

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1 week 3 days

Senior Helpers: How to Control High Cholesterol & Other Healthy Habits for Senior Parents

Senior Helpers of Fairfield Upper:

High cholesterol is a major health problem for American adults, which means it’s even more important to monitor and control cholesterol problems in seniors, whose bodies require more care and attention to maintain stasis than younger, healthier bodies do.

But the first step to controlling high cholesterol is understanding it, at least at a basic level. So here’s what you need to know:

What Is Cholesterol, and How Does It Become ‘Bad’?

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1 week 3 days

For Active Seniors, Co-housing Offers A Cozier Alternative To Downsizing

 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Sharon Jayson and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org 

Cover photo: Joan Stek, 90, works in her kitchen at Glacier Circle in Davis, Calif., last month. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

The 5-mile hikes, yoga classes and communal dinners are now routines for the residents at PDX Commons Cohousing in Portland, Ore.

These 39 individuals (about half partnered but largely strangers at first) started forging relationships well before they moved in late this summer to join a trend called cohousing.

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 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Sharon Jayson and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org 

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1 week 4 days

Aging and Your Eyes

Senior Help Desk helthcare blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of NIH   www.nia.nih.gov

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Senior Help Desk helthcare blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of NIH   www.nia.nih.gov

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What Is Long-Term Care?

Senior Help Desk helthcare blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of NIH   www.nia.nih.gov

Long-term care involves a variety of services designed to meet a person's health or personal care needs during a short or long period of time. These services help people live as independently and safely as possible when they can no longer perform everyday activities on their own.

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Senior Help Desk helthcare blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of NIH   www.nia.nih.gov

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What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care?

Senior Help Desk helthcare blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of NIH   www.nia.nih.gov

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Senior Help Desk helthcare blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of NIH   www.nia.nih.gov

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1 week 6 days
By: jvpdent

I am a general dentist who also performs house calls, having traveled about 5000 miles all over Chicagoland. I treat home bound patients and also provide information and help to their loved ones and caregivers. I can make and repair dentures, provide cleanings, and, with physician clearance, extractions.

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I am a general dentist who also performs house calls, having traveled about 5000 miles all over Chicagoland.

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2017 Team Festival of Trees and Wesley Village Holiday Market on November 18, 2017 and November 19, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Located at Wesley Village 580 Long Hill Avenue Shelton, Connecticut 06484

2017 ‎Team Festival of Trees and Wesley Village Holiday Market on November 18, 2017 and November 19, 2017  from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Located at Wesley Village Shelton

580 Long Hill Avenue Shelton, Connecticut 06484

The 14th Annual TEAM Festival of Trees and Wesley Village Holiday Market will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 18th and 19th from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Wesley Village Senior Living Campus in Shelton at 580 Long Hill Avenue. 

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2017 ‎Team Festival of Trees and Wesley Village Holiday Market on November 18, 2017 and November 19, 2017  from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Located at Wesley Village Shelton

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2 weeks 23 hours

New Haven Area Senior Network November 2017 Monthly Meeting on Wednesday November 15, 2017 @ 8:00 AM. Location Hamden Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center 1270 Sherman Lane Hamden, CT

New Haven Area Senior Network November 2017 Monthly Meeting on Wednesday November 15, 2017 @ 8:00 AM. Location Hamden Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center  1270 Sherman Lane Hamden, CT

Host: Hamden Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center

1270 Sherman Lane Hamden

Co-sponsor: New England Home Care

Speaker: Suzanne Blancaflor, MPH, MS, 

Director of CT. MOLST Initiative

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New Haven Area Senior Network November 2017 Monthly Meeting on Wednesday November 15, 2017 @ 8:00 AM.

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New ‘Instructions’ Could Let Dementia Patients Refuse Spoon-Feeding

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by JoNel Aleccia and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org 

People who abhor the thought of being kept alive with feeding tubes or other types of artificial nutrition and hydration have, for years, had a way out.

They could document their wishes to halt such interventions — and have them honored — using advance directives.

That includes patients diagnosed with progressive dementia who are able to record crucial end-of-life decisions before the disease robs them of their mental capacity.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by JoNel Aleccia and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org 

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