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Josh Friesen, Author at Generations Home Care
indoor yoga is a fantastic winter wellness activity
The winter season can present challenges for people of all ages, but seniors may especially struggle. Shorter days, cooler temperatures and a post-holidays emotional crash can all present potential roadblocks for seniors who want to live life to the fullest. Rather than falling into a winter slump, here are some tips and activities seniors can […]
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An older women being checked for glaucoma in a doctor's office
Sight is one of the primary ways that most humans explore our world. It’s how we watch movies, read books, look at photos to bring back happy memories, and keep ourselves safe from potential dangers. For people with glaucoma, however, sight is no longer easy to take for granted. For Glaucoma Awareness Month this January, […]
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a photo of tools to use to maintain a healthy weight, including running shoes, apples, a bathroom scale, measuring tape and barbell
In the New Year, many people are thinking about starting new healthy habits to carry them through the rest of the year. In fact, 23% of people make their New Year’s resolutions about maintaining a healthier lifestyle, and 20% are about losing weight. How appropriate that National Healthy Weight Week is this January to help […]
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a person manages hypertension by measuring their blood pressure
About one in three U.S. adults have high blood pressure and aren’t aware of it. Additionally, those who have been diagnosed with hypertension are often tempted to dismiss their diagnosis until this quiet, chronic condition has progressed so far that damages the body. Uncontrolled hypertension can lead to damage and many severe conditions, including:  Artery […]
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a person writing new year resolutions on a piece of paper
A new year offers us an opportunity to reset and develop fresh intentions for our lives, work, relationships, and more. When we think of New Year’s resolutions, it’s often in the context of self-improvement, like losing weight, quitting a bad habit, or earning more money. But when developed with a bit of intention, resolutions can […]
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activities for senior relatives
The holidays bring families together. Whether you’re flying across the country to visit your older relatives or just taking a stroll down the street, spending time with the elders in your family can make a huge difference around the holidays. If you don’t see your older loved ones very often, it’s even more important to […]
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family caregiver
If you know a family caregiver, you’re undoubtedly aware of all the hard work they put into their caregiving duties. As the holiday season continues and we all start thinking about what we want to get the special people in our lives, it’s extra important to remember those who give care to a family member. […]
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An older women receive a shot from a doctor during National Influenza Vaccination Week
With COVID-19 taking up so much of our healthcare dialogue, it’s easy to overlook another pressing threat: influenza, aka the flu. National Influenza Vaccination Week — observed December 5-9 — is a critical time for seniors. Did you know that people over 65 are much more likely to become seriously ill from the flu than […]
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a closeup of a woman's face with aging skin
Our skin keeps us together, literally. What many people don’t realize is that our skin is the largest organ in the body. That’s why taking care of it is imperative for helping maintain our overall health. Regular cleaning, moisturizing, and sun care keep aging skin healthy and functioning and reduces your risk of many health […]
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hospice and palliative
While we may not like to talk about it, aging and death are inevitable for each of us. That’s why breaking down the barriers of discussing aging, chronic illness, and preferences in dying is important. These conversations set the tone for proactive action and reduce the stress of the unknown. Fruitful discussions assure patients that, […]
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