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Preventing Falls in the Winter

Preventing Falls in the Winter

We have not seen a lot of snow yet this winter, but we New Englanders know that it is coming! And we know that winter weather can equate to winter falls. Older adults are especially susceptible to these falls; in fact, the CDC website states that “Every second of...

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Beating the Winter Blues

Beating the Winter Blues

Dark mornings, darker evenings, chilly gray days, and the end of the holiday season mean winter is here to stay for a while. During this period of limited sunlight and less time spent outdoors, many of us can experience some mood...

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Dealing with Grief at the Holidays

Dealing with Grief at the Holidays

“Happy Holidays” are sometimes anything but for people experiencing grief. Grief is our response to loss – such as the death of a loved one, the loss of a job or a relationship, or our own or a loved one's declining health. Although grief is nearly universal, it...

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Seniors in Your Life

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Seniors in Your Life

Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means the hustle and bustle of the December holidays is here. Finding just the right gift for loved ones of any age can often be a challenge. Gift-giving can be extra-challenging when buying for seniors who have downsized to...

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Lights of Hope Shine Brightly

Lights of Hope Shine Brightly

McLean Hospice Memorial Quilt Honors 2021 Patients McLean is privileged to provide care and support to our Hospice patients and their families. This caring continues after a patient’s passing, with bereavement support and services offered for the year after a patient...

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November Is National Home Care and Hospice Month

November Is National Home Care and Hospice Month

The National Association of Home Care and Hospice reminds us that November is “the time to recognize and celebrate the millions of people, from administrators to clinicians to social workers to volunteers, who bring the best health care in the world into the homes of...

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Life Plan Communities

Everything You Wanted to Know About Life Plan Communities

As members of the Baby Boomer generation continue to reach senior status, their more active and health-conscious lifestyles are causing them to live longer, more productive lives. Because of this, the senior living industry is continuously evolving to meet the needs...

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Happy 100th Birthday Dottie Kirk

Happy 100th Birthday Dottie Kirk

The word feisty may be somewhat overused, especially when it comes to describing active seniors. But in the case of Dottie Kirk, who celebrated her 100th birthday at McLean on July 13th, that may be the understatement of the — well — century. While getting ready to...

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