Why You Should Create an Advance Care Plan Today

Have you ever thought about what would happen if you landed in the hospital unable to speak for yourself?  What if the doctor couldn’t get in touch with your loved ones in order to convene about important decisions that would impact your quality of life?  If you haven’t, you’re not alone.  But, now that you have, it’s time to create your advance care plan.

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The Effects of Flexibility as You Age and How to Maintain It

We’re born flexible, but our muscles and ligaments become tighter and tighter with each year, especially when we’re not regularly stretching.  As young adults, and even into later years, this decreased flexibility hardly seems noticeable, as it doesn’t hinder our everyday life. 

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The Best Exercises for Seniors

The benefits of regular exercise are endless, but as we age, exercises we were once able to do are not quite as accessible.  If you’re looking for ways to stay active, read on! 

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How to Write a Memoir

End-of-life for many is a time for reflection.  It’s also a time to share your life story with others.  To ensure your story lives on, consider writing a memoir for friends and family to read and share across generations.

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Signs of Caregiver Burnout

Caregiving is HARD, and even the most patient and loving person can experience signs of caregiver burnout. As a caregiver, it’s important to recognize these signs in yourself and ask for help when you need time off.

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Anticipatory Grief and How to Cope

It’s not uncommon to begin grieving the loss of someone before they are gone.  In fact, it’s so “not uncommon” that there’s a phrase for it: anticipatory grief.  Anticipatory grief may be felt by both the loved ones of and the person who is nearing death.  It’s important to understand that while anticipatory grief can help pave the way for meaningful conversations between you and the terminally ill, it does not necessarily mean that either of you have given up hope. 

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