How to Be a Great Virtual Grandparent

7 ways to strengthen the grandparent-grandchild bond while sheltering in place By Liz Seegert  Credit: Adobe Nothing is “normal” these days. While we don’t yet know how bad COVID-19 will ultimately be, we do know that people over 60 are at particular risk for complications, should they become ill. That has many grandparents sheltering in place …

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9 Tips for a Successful Telemedicine Appointment

What to do before, during and after your virtual doctor visit By Dr. Christine Nguyen Credit: Courtesy of Diana Isabel TibbsDiana Isabel Tibbs (right) has had success with telemedicine visits for her mother Caroline If you need to see your doctor these days, there’s a good chance you’ll be offered a telemedicine visit. That means you’ll …

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My Case for Getting Dementia Testing

Why I want to know if I have cognitive impairment By Paula Spencer Scott May 12, 2020 Credit: Adobe I lose my glasses, forget actors’ names, repeat stories to my kids. None of these slips are red-flag symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Nevertheless, I’ve had a battery of cognitive assessments, from memory screens to genetic tests and brain …

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The Smile Program

Immanuel Lutheran Communities invites you to send a note of cheer to brighten the day of a resident on campus.  The Smile Program is a way for the greater community to connect with residents across campus during the pandemic. All ages are encouraged to draw, write, paint or otherwise create their note of cheer to …

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COVID-19 and Your Money: Tips From Experts

The ‘Friends Talk Money’ podcast just released a special pandemic episode By Richard Eisenberg Money & Work Editor  Credit: Adobe Part of the THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW SPECIAL REPORT Chances are, the coronavirus has upped your worries about your personal finances. And if you’re nearing, or in, retirement, the pandemic-triggered stock market plunge may be …

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Careers In Caring

  Add your talents to our talented team. Immanuel Skilled Care Center & Post-Acute Care at The Retreat at Buffalo Hill CNA Cook Physical Therapist-Full Time and Part Time RN Housekeeper Buffalo Hill Terrace – Assisted Living & Memory Support at The Lodge at Buffalo Hill Social Media and Communications/Marketing Specialist Server-Nights/Weekends PRN PCA or …

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The Second Year After a Loved One’s Death

Moving forward while learning lessons about grief and living with the loss By Jackson Rainer Credit: adminJackson Rainer and his late wife Karen, taken in September 2015 at Lake Hartwell, Ga. For more than 25 years, I served as a psychology professor and researched grief and bereavement. I consulted and taught individuals, couples and families to …

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Finding Purpose in the Time of the Coronavirus

7 ideas from a Next Avenue Influencer in Aging By Paul Irving March 31, 2020 Credit: Adobe Part of the THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW SPECIAL REPORT (Across caregiving and community, business and intergenerational attitudes, the pandemic and how we respond to it could change us forever. Next Avenue turned to some of our …

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Love Thy Neighbor Now

During the coronavirus pandemic, here are 10 thoughtful ways to help others By Barbara Twardowski Credit: Adobe Part of the THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW SPECIAL REPORT The last few days, I’ve been receiving calls and texts from friends and neighbors. One person was running to the drug store and asked if I needed …

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ALL ABOUT THE NEWLY UPDATED OLDER AMERICANS ACT

How family caregivers, people with Alzheimer’s and others will benefit By Bob Blancato Credit: Adobe Last week, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in giving final approval to a five-year renewal of the programs and services of the Older Americans Act (OAA). This represented a strong bipartisan reaffirmation of the value of the law to …

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