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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5 Ways You Can Support Others (and yourself) This Holiday Season

This article is adapted from this AARP Friends & Family Blog article. New research shows that you likely helped someone this year…and even if it was a small gesture, it likely made a big difference.  A recent survey by OptionB.org, a nonprofit organization that promotes resiliency founded by Facebook Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandburg, found …

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7 Dimensions of Wellness: Why Senior Wellness Matters

Wellness is most likely a word you’ve heard time and time again throughout your lifetime, but what exactly is it? As defined by The Global Wellness Institute, “wellness is the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health.” Wellness is seen as an individual pursuit, meaning it’s up …

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Does My Loved One Need Occupational Therapy?

Does your loved one struggle with pain, an injury, illness or disability that makes it hard for them to complete daily living activities? Maybe they struggle to complete household chores, move up and down the stairs, or get in and out of the car. If you’ve noticed a change like these, your loved one might …

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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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Why Balance and Coordination are Important

“The Reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.” – Kenneth H. Cooper Working out and leading a physically active lifestyle is about so much more than simply losing weight or staying in shape. When you regularly exercise, you’re helping your body stay healthy and gaining the energy you need to live …

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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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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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