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How to Cope with an Unexpected Death

When Patrice’s mother passed away suddenly, she was shell-shocked. “I had just taken Mom to church and out to lunch. I never could have imagined that she’d be gone just hours later.” Patrice and h...
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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Avoiding Burnout: Where Caregivers Can Go for Help

While being a caregiver can be very rewarding, it also involves many stressors. You may feel helpless in a situation that’s out of your control, physically exhausted from demanding daily tasks, and...
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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Age-Friendly Health Care: What is it and Why is it Important?

Older adults have unique healthcare needs. The majority of older adults has more than one chronic disease and takes multiple medications. Diminished eyesight and hearing, loss of balance and impair...
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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Honoring Our Heroes: Important Tips for Planning a Veteran’s Funeral

If you’re planning a funeral service for a veteran, there are a number of valuable benefits that may be available to you. These benefits are not provided automatically and must be requested, typica...
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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Legacy Letters: Share Your Values, Not Just Your Assets

We accumulate more than just our possessions over a lifetime. If you want to leave something more lasting and meaningful than material wealth, consider writing a legacy letter. Creating a legacy ...
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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Helpful Tips for Seniors Living on Social Security Alone

No one wants to spend their golden years worrying about money. Yet, having a significant amount of retirement savings stashed away just isn’t a reality for many Americans. An estimated 21% of mar...
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Friday, June 21, 2019

What You Need to Know When Choosing a Casket

Selecting a casket for your loved one can feel overwhelming. It’s one of the first major decisions you will need to make following your loved one’s death. In addition to feeling numbness or grief, ...
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Sunday, June 9, 2019

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What to Look for When Choosing a Funeral Home

Funerals are probably the most-neglected major life event we face. While there’s never a good time for it, researching and choosing a funeral home when you don’t need one is the best way to go. Tha...

The Living Memorial: An Ingenious Celebration of Life

One day, we will all be called home. If you’ve been diagnosed with a terminal illness or are in hospice care, your own homegoing is no longer an abstract idea but an impending reality. As you and y...

Combatting the Senior Loneliness Epidemic

Growing older brings with it many challenges that contribute to a more solitary life. One of the biggest issues for seniors is that their social circles shrink as the years go by. Spouses, family m...

Age-in-Place Safely with these Smart Home Devices for Seniors

At any age, there’s no place quite like home. For adults approaching retirement age and beyond, aging-in-place for as long as possible is becoming more common. The rising costs of medical care an...

You Don’t Need Money to Leave a Lasting Legacy for Your Loved Ones

When you envision leaving a lasting legacy for your loved ones, what comes to mind? Do you think of trust funds and family heirlooms? If you don't have these assets, does it mean that you can't lea...

This Arbor Day, Plant a Tree in Memory of a Loved One

The United States was one of the first countries in the world to celebrate Arbor Day, a holiday dedicated to tree planting. Celebrated on the last Friday in April, this year we will recognize Arbor...

The Story of a Lifetime: How to Write an Obituary for a Loved One

In the aftermath of a loved one’s passing, writing the obituary may seem like one more daunting chore on your checklist during a sad and exhausting time. You may feel overwhelmed by the respon...