How to Choose Between Assisted and Independent Living Options

When it comes to potential living situations, older adults can have a number of options to choose from. Among them are assisted living facilities and independent living communities. To choose between them, you will need to know what each one has to offer. What’s Assisted Living? According to the National Center for Assisted Living, seniors…

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Celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week

Join us in celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November is the time to be thankful, a time to remember and to embrace those who enrich our lives. Wishing you a harvest of blessings, good health, and good times. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is the most common cancer worldwide. Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer of women and men in the United States. It takes more lives every year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Early detection leads to 20% fewer lung cancer deaths each year.

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Honoring Veteran’s Day

On this Veteran’s Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have scarified so much that we can live free. .

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Common-Sense Health Tips and Resources for Seniors

If, like most of the senior population in the United States, your aim is to live independently at home and stay active, there are certain things you need to do. These tips are not surprises — in fact, they’re habits you’ve probably heard about all your life. If you’re an older adult who’s always taken…

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory,…

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Stretching Your Dollars Makes Sense During Retirement

This article was written exclusively for our Allpoint readers by our friend Hazel Bridges of Agingwellness.org. Thank you Hazel! Retirement has its perks, but it also has its pitfalls. On one hand, you have more time available to pursue your dreams. On the other, you no longer have a steady income and have to live…

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