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7 Benefits of Caregiver Support Groups

7 Benefits of Caregiver Support Groups

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Caregiver burnout is a common problem among those tasked with caring for an aging parent or loved one. In most cases, adult children and caregivers must balance the demands of their own lives, careers, and families against the needs of….

The Value of Volunteering in Your Golden Years

The Value of Volunteering in Your Golden Years

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Volunteering for your favorite causes or organizations can be a rewarding experience at any age. But for someone looking to donate their time after retirement, volunteering can offer a number of additional benefits that enhance physical, emotional, and mental health…..

Longevity Prevails at Whitney Place at Northbridge

Longevity Prevails at Whitney Place at Northbridge

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From recreation assistant to Director of Wellness Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences at Northbridge’s Wellness Director Heather Hough is soon celebrating her 20th anniversary with SALMON Health and Retirement, but she is far from the only longtime employee working at….

Natural Ways to Boost Seniors’ Immune Systems

Natural Ways to Boost Seniors’ Immune Systems

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A healthy immune system is the body’s first and most important line of defense against disease and illness, especially for people susceptible to age-related injuries and health problems. Whether you or a loved one are taking medication, being treated for a….

How Dementia Affects Men vs Women

How Dementia Affects Men vs Women

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. Some key warning signs that point to an Alzheimer’s….

Creating Quality Time with Someone with Memory Loss

Creating Quality Time with Someone with Memory Loss

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Some degree of memory loss is a common part of the aging process. According to the National Institute on Aging, there are several factors that can affect memory and cognition in seniors, ranging in severity from mild forgetfulness to dementia and….

How to Increase Mobility in Older Adults

How to Increase Mobility in Older Adults

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, The average life expectancy in the United States 78 years old. According to the Social Security Administration, one in four adults aged 65 today will live past the age of 90 and one in ten will live past age….

VNA and Private Care: Choosing the Home Care that’s Right

VNA and Private Care: Choosing the Home Care that’s Right

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Seeking home care can be an overwhelming experience for those who are unaware of the types of care available or their eligibility for that care. Many people who may qualify for home care for themselves or someone they know may….

Beaumont at Westborough: The History of SALMON’s Tapestry Program

Beaumont at Westborough: The History of SALMON’s Tapestry Program

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Memory care program helping residents for 25 years SALMON Health and Retirement’s Tapestry Program is grounded in the philosophy that each person living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is unique, rich in life experiences, and entitled to friendships, feelings of….

How to Stay Active after Retirement

How to Stay Active after Retirement

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Retirement age varies from person to person, but the U.S. Census Bureau estimates the average for American men and women is 63. There are many factors determining when a person can retire and what their health and lifestyle will be….

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