Cancer Screenings Help Save Lives

According to the American Cancer Society, elective procedures including cancer screenings were often placed on-hold during the pandemic to help prevent the spread of infection.   Regular cancer screenings, however, remain very important for both disease prevention and early detection and treatment.  Many healthcare providers have re-initiated cancer screenings now that the incidence of COVID-19 is …

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Decluttering and Mental Health: What You Need to Know

It’s easy to get into the habit of holding onto things you don’t need anymore. Maybe you no longer have the time or patience to clean the spacious house you’ve lived in for decades. Or perhaps you started a postcard collection a few years back and currently find yourself with hundreds of postcards without a …

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Simple Changes to Help Reduce Springtime Allergies

Springtime is approaching rapidly and with the new season comes beautiful flowers, blooming trees and freshly cut grass. Unfortunately, these amazing seasonal changes bring about pesky springtime allergies. If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re someone that’s dealt with seasonal allergies before – from minor sneezing and congestion caused by tree pollen to severe …

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Incorporating Caregiving into Your Retirement Planning

What comes to mind when you think of your retirement?  Is it more quality time with your children and grandchildren, picking up hobbies or personal pursuits? Perhaps it’s owning a beach cottage or mountain cabin or embarking on some extended travel. Before you start putting money aside for that RV, be sure to incorporate caregiving as …

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Ring in 2021 with New Year’s Resolutions

From an unprecedented worldwide pandemic to the election of a new president, 2020 has been a whirlwind of a year. Saying you’re excited about waving goodbye to this year and ringing in a new one may actually be an understatement. The year 2021 may be just the year for you to take that vacation you …

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Spiritual Wellness – What it is and Why it is Important

The National Wellness Institute defines wellness as “an active process through which people become aware of and make choices toward, a more successful existence.” Part of this process includes being in tune with your spiritual side. Generally, when you have a good level of spiritual wellness it means you have a defined life purpose or …

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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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