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Making Lonely Elderly People Happy in Jefferson County, CO
Making Lonely Elderly People Happy in Jefferson County, CO
By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on July 18, 2018

Persistent loneliness is a big concern for many seniors, and it can have far-reaching consequences. Some side effects of long-term isolation include anxiety, depression, inadequate sleep, and high blood pressure. If you suspect your senior loved one is lonely, use the following tips to bring a little happiness into his or her life.  Engage in Activities Together Lonely seniors often have too much time to think about what they’ve lost. Constantly…

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6 Nutritious Salad Options for the Elderly in Jefferson County, CO
6 Nutritious Salad Options for the Elderly in Jefferson County, CO
By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on July 4, 2018

Salads can be easily prepared, and they rarely contain cooked ingredients. When created using the right fruits and vegetables, salads can be beneficial for health. Here are a few nutritious salads your elderly loved one is sure to enjoy.   1. Crab Salad  Combine diced crab meat with chopped tomatoes, corn, onion, and dill for a delicious dish that provides 14 percent of an older adult’s recommended daily allowance for…

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How to Ensure Your Aging Parent’s Safety in the Summer in Jefferson County, CO
How to Ensure Your Aging Parent’s Safety in the Summer in Jefferson County, CO
By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on June 20, 2018

Summer can be an exciting time for many people, but the warmer months can also lead to sunburn, dehydration, and extreme fatigue. You need to find ways to make outdoor adventures fun and safe for your elderly loved one, despite the weather. Here some tips to help your loved one stay safe in the summer.  Encourage Your Loved One to Stay in Shaded Areas  Just because the sun is shining…

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5 Father's Day Activities to Do with Your Aging Dad in Jefferson County, CO
5 Father's Day Activities to Do with Your Aging Dad in Jefferson County, CO
By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on June 6, 2018

For many senior dads, spending time with their sons and daughters is the best Father’s Day present of all. However, there are several other ways to make Father’s Day fun and memorable for your aging dad. Here are five awesome Father’s Day activities your dad may appreciate.  1. Watch a Sports Game Together  Sports-loving dads are sure to appreciate a Father’s Day trip to see their favorite sports team. When…

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5 Reasons Seniors Should Adopt the Mediterranean Diet in Jefferson County, CO
5 Reasons Seniors Should Adopt the Mediterranean Diet in Jefferson County, CO
By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on May 23, 2018

The Mediterranean diet gets its name from the eating habits of people in Greece, Italy, and Spain. The diet focuses on increasing olive oil, bean, fruit, and vegetable intake, reducing red meat consumption, and getting protein from fish and dairy. Seniors can benefit from eating the Mediterranean diet because it addresses several diseases and health concerns. The Mediterranean diet is associated with the following five benefits. 1. Enhance Cardiovascular Health…

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By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on May 9, 2018

According to the National Stroke Association, up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented. Taking simple steps can reduce your aging loved one’s risk of stroke. Here are a few ways to lower a senior’s likelihood of experiencing a stroke.  Monitor Blood Pressure and Cholesterol High blood pressure and cholesterol levels are cardiac risk factors for heart attack and stroke. If your loved one is prescribed medications for hypertension…

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Things to Do When Planning for Your Parent’s Care in Jefferson County, CO
Things to Do When Planning for Your Parent’s Care in Jefferson County, CO
By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on April 18, 2018

At some point, your elderly parent may not be able to accomplish daily activities without assistance. In these instances, you might decide to step up to the challenge and become a caregiver. However, there are factors that must be considered before taking on the caregiving duties.  Have a Family Meeting Sit down and talk to your loved one and other family members about the situation. Discuss the living arrangement, how…

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6 Housekeeping Tasks Seniors May Need Help With in Jefferson County, CO
6 Housekeeping Tasks Seniors May Need Help With in Jefferson County, CO
By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on April 4, 2018

When it comes to housekeeping, some people do it better than others. However, you should be concerned if your aging loved one’s home suddenly looks disheveled if he or she has always been fairly organized in the past. Difficulty managing basic housekeeping tasks could be a sign your loved one is experiencing health issues such as arthritis pain or a fear of falling. During your next visit to your loved…

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How to Make Age-Friendly Home Improvements in Jefferson County
How to Make Age-Friendly Home Improvements in Jefferson County
By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on March 21, 2018

Aging in place is often the preferred option for active seniors who can’t imagine living anywhere else. While your senior loved one might not want to change residences, this does not mean he or she can’t enjoy aging in remodeled home with a better and healthier environment. You have probably already explored ways to increase safety in the bathroom. Here are a few additional renovation ideas that can enhance your…

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6 Healthy Vegetarian Meals Seniors Will Love in Jefferson County
6 Healthy Vegetarian Meals Seniors Will Love in Jefferson County
By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on March 7, 2018

Switching to a vegetarian diet offers several health benefits. However, seniors are unlikely to enjoy any benefits of the diet if they simply eat potato chips and white bread all day. Vegetarian meals need to be carefully planned and prepared so they are filling and nutrient-rich. Older adults are sure to appreciate the following six healthy vegetarian meals. 1. Bean Burritos To ensure the bean burritos are free from meat,…

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