The New Normal: Staying Safe During the Re-opening Process

Many questions continue to pop-up regarding what life will look like when we are no longer living in the shadow of COVID-19. New Jersey continues the “re-opening” process with access to gyms and indoor dining returning this month. It’s crucial to navigate the re-opening of these venues safely to protect yourself and remain healthy. Reopening …

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How to Prepare Yourself for a Move

When you make the decision to move out of your long-term home, you may suddenly be overwhelmed with the feeling of uncertainty. What do I do first? How should I begin packing? Where do I go for help if I need it? These are just some of the questions that might run through your mind …

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Why Is It Important to Have Good Cognitive Health?

Age-related declines in cognitive health can be normal, but that doesn’t mean they have to reduce your parent’s quality of life. By taking steps to maintain or improve their cognitive health while they age, your parent can continue to live an independent and active lifestyle. As your parent ages, it’s normal for their levels of …

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Estate Planning Tips for Seniors

What is an estate plan? An estate plan is a plan that you create to specify what happens to your property and other assets after your death. Having an estate plan ensures that your loved ones will know how you want your affairs handled, which can eliminate confusion and prevent family disagreements. Without an estate …

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Running Essential Errands

Grocery Shopping, Take-Out, Banking and Doctor Visits As communities across the United States take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact, people are facing new challenges and questions about how to meet basic household needs, such as buying groceries and medicine, and completing banking activities. The following information provides advice about …

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Profitable Tips and Tricks for Selling Your Home

As you get ready for retirement, now is a good time to start preparing to sell your home. You are probably feeling overwhelmed with home maintenance, notice you have rooms in your home you’re no longer using and realizing your household monthly costs are too expensive for your liking. Learn some tips on how you …

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Understanding Your Aging Parent

As your parents age, you will feel a wide range of emotions as you try and understand what they’re going through. You may have feelings of fear, frustration, sadness and grief as you notice your parents’ changes in demeanor for the first time. The truth is, aging is something we cannot fully understand until it …

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5 Tips for Avoiding Infectious Diseases to Protect Yourself

Did you know that you encounter millions of germs every single day? When you sneeze or cough, you send germs onto your hands, arm or into the air for others to inhale. When you go to the grocery store, there are germs on the grocery carts, counters and food products you pick up. There are …

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4 Ways for Older Adults to Stay Active at Home

Non-stop chores around the house, social distancing and even your favorite TV show can keep you from being active. While staying inside curled up the couch has its moments, you need exercise. In fact, your body and mind crave it. And if you’re already used to a very exercise-driven lifestyle, not being able to maintain …

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Age Successfully and Gracefully in Your Home

What do a 92-year-old retired school teacher in Union County, a 74-year-old retired Bell Labs mathematician and his wife of 40 years from Morris County, and an 81-year-old recreational pilot from Hunterdon County all have in common?  They are all part of a growing culture change amongst seniors in America to “age in place” – not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community or Assisted Living facility but rather, in their own home.

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