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10 Senior Mealtime Challenges

When it comes to eating healthy meals, there are many obstacles facing seniors. Review the 10 mealtime challenges that can impact senior health and suggestions on how overcome these challenges.

Every family has that favorite dish. But if your elderly loved one is no longer able to cook, you may not have had that special recipe for a while.

Favorite Family Recipes - Homemade Memories Recipe Contest

Haven't had that special family dish for awhile? Then get out the cookbook, and enter the Homemade MemoriesSM Recipe Contest. Provide your favorite family recipe and a short story about what makes the dish so special. Selected recipes and stories will be published online as well as in the Homemade Memories Cookbook.

Whether a senior is working of necessity or of desire, one thing is certain: older workers will be needed in the future.

Seniors Beefing Up Workforce

More older adults are continuing to work past a traditional retirement age, both as a result of desire and necessity. Many areas of the economy can benefit from the skills and expertise of seniors. Caregiving is one of those.

Bank trust officers often serve as custodians for a senior adult’s finances. They typically are experts in dealing with estate planning issues.

Trust Officers Can Help Manage Senior Care

Bank trust officers often serve as custodians for a senior adult’s finances. They typically are experts in dealing with estate planning issues.

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Honest Assessment Key to Keeping Senior Drivers Safe

Driving is one of the most sensitive of senior issues. But there's good news and support for older adults who want to extend their days behind the wheel.

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Resources Available to Help Struggling Family Caregivers

The toll of family caregiving can be mind-boggling. That's why it's important to reach out for the resources that can serve as a respite and alleviate the stress.

Support is available for seniors who need help with daily activities such as shopping. Older adults need only ask.

Seniors Can Enlist Help of Others for Day-to-Day Business

Support is available for seniors who need help with daily activities such as shopping. Older adults need only ask.

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Screening Offers Support for Caregivers

Family caregivers, particularly those who are caring for seniors with dementia, face potentially debilitating stress. A screening program, and professional respite care, offer support.

An American Association for Cancer study revealed that home-based diet and exercise interventions can improve the physical function of senior citizens who are long-term cancer survivors.

Study Reveals Home-Based Intervention Helps Senior Cancer Survivors

More older adults than ever are surviving cancer. But seniors must maintain a proper diet and exercise to stay healthy. The support of a Home Instead® CAREGiverSM  also can help.

Planning is the best way to prepare for the unexpected, including making sure that the proper documentation for your loved one is in order and that someone in the family knows where it is.

Planning Can Better Prepare Families

Family caregivers often live in fear of an emergency call that an older loved one needs assistance. The Senior Emergency KitSM can help caregivers be prepared. Visit www.SeniorEmergencyKit.com for resources that include checklists and worksheets for medications, conditions, allergies, doctors, health advisors and important documents.

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