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The COVID-19 Vaccine

What to know before, during and after your shot The past year has been an unprecedented one, and the world is celebrating the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine. As we await our “turn” in the rollout, learn what to expect when you are vaccinated, and how you should continue to do your part to limit …

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February is Heart Health Month

Don’t Ignore the Early Warning Signs During COVID-19. Year after year, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for men and women over age 65. The statistics are alarming, but the good news is that in many cases, heart conditions can be prevented. For this reason, the American Heart Association has designated February as …

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5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

New Englanders know all too well the long winter months that loom ahead before that glorious crocus pokes through. And it can be hard. But there’s good news: You don’t need to wait on Mother Nature to find your crocus! Here are five easy ways to beat the winter blues and thrive this season. 1. …

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Seniors, Stay Engaged and Stay Active This Winter

Staying active and engaged at home during the long winter months takes a little determination and foresight, but is not impossible! Prioritize your overall mental, physical and social well-being, stretching your creative mind to come up with new and safe activities during this unprecedented time! Become your own activities director and use these ideas to …

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Home Safety and Wellness Ideas for Caregivers This Winter

The holidays are over and the cold weather has settled in. We are encouraged as the COVID-19 vaccine slowly becomes available to health care workers and high-risk groups. However, caregivers are knowingly faced with several long months ahead, while infection rates in our community and the world are still climbing and the cold weather is …

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Winter Safety This Holiday Season

The first snow has fallen in CT, and all New Englanders know there is much more on the way. The holidays, change of seasons, and caregiving duties all contribute to a lengthy “to do” list. If safety is not on this list, it should be. Here are some safety considerations to keep in mind this …

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Holiday Suggestions for Loved Ones with Memory Loss

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is here. It is always difficult to find the perfect gift for the special people in our lives, and this is especially true when shopping for seniors who reside in assisted living communities or nursing homes with limited space for personal belongings. This year, sentimental gifts are …

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Understanding Hospice vs Palliative Care

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and programs across the country are reaching out to help people understand all that these services offer. The National Association of Home Care and Hospice reminds us that “this month is also the time to recognize and celebrate the millions of people — from administrators to clinicians …

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