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Seniors Planning a Reunion Should Start Early, Seek Help

Family reunions are great ways for seniors to connect with other generations. Family caregivers can play an important role ensuring that older adults get the kind of reunion they want. The support of a professional CAREGiver could help as well.

Veterans' History Project Helps Preserve Wartime Stories

Senior loved ones often are a treasure trove of information that is not only valuable to their families, but that may be of interest to others as well. Family caregivers can encourage them to discuss these stories and share their historical legacies.

Activity Plan Can Brush Away Senior Blues

The death of a spouse can throw an older adult into turmoil and leave family members wondering how to help. According to senior care experts, providing ideas for activities, encouragement and support are the best ways to help a grieving loved one cope.

Part-time Work, Volunteering Help Keep Seniors Active, Fight Frailty

Seniors who keep busy working or volunteering may have discovered a fountain of youth. Research says there are benefits to both employment and volunteering. Staying healthy longer is one of them.

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If You’re a Senior Who’s Recuperating, Plan for Activities to Fill the Days

It may be time to pull out the board games and puzzles, and brush up on your Canasta and Pinochle skills while waiting for the healing process to commence. A Home Instead CareGiverSM could help toward that goal as well by providing companionship and assistance around the house.

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Ready to Hit the Road? Many National Parks Cater to the Older Crowd

If you’re a senior ready for adventure or a family caregiver arranging a trip for older loved ones, consider the U.S. national parks. U.S. national parks are a bargain for retirees, and seniors can enjoy nearly all of them without having to brave long hikes or climb on horses.

Plan Ahead to Take a Senior on Vacation

Inter-generational vacations can be fun for the entire family. But you'll want to plan ahead, and you may need support if an older adult is traveling with you.

When Travel Expenses Put a Crimp in Senior Road Trips

Traveling can be expensive for older adults on a fixed income. Staying closer to home is always an option for seniors, particularly with a companion to make going out more fun.

Elderly woman cooking with her granddaughter.

Pacing Activities Helps Grandparents Enjoy Time with Youngsters

Visiting grandchildren can bring much joy to the lives of older adults. But some seniors may struggle with ways to keep kids busy. Check out the following activities and suggestions to help you get ready for the grandkids.

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