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Live well. Age well.

HOW TO EAT HEALTHILY WITHOUT DIETING

Tuesday, March 7, 2016 -- Eating right doesn’t have to be hard or force you to give up things you love. It’s all about making smart choices to build an overall healthy dietary pattern.  This helpful piece from the American Heart Association offers some simple ways you and your family can eat healthier. 

Click here to learn more.

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TIPS FOR DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN PARENTS AND ADULT CHILDREN

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 -- Even emotionally healthy families have difficulty initiating “touchy” conversations.

Some examples of these difficult conversations include: How do I tell my mother that she needs to talk to a doctor about her memory loss? How do I tell my father that he really should not be driving anymore? How do I talk to my parents about their legal and financial plans?

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EXERCISE, MENTAL STIMULATION, COMPANIONSHIP CAN THWART EFFECTS OF AGING

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 -- Question: I’m a 78-year-old woman of sound mind who still enjoys bridge, word games and other crossword puzzles, as well as many activities like dancing. I’m concerned because dementia runs in my family. Is there anything I can do to keep my mind sharp and alert?

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WHY USE A SENIOR MOVE MANAGER?

The primary purpose of a senior move manager is to help seniors transition from one home to another.  Pretty straight forward, right?  As a matter of fact, I am certain that many of you have helped parents or other family members with this process.  If you have, you know that the struggle is real. If you haven’t, just take our word for it. There are many moving parts that go into any move.  Helping to move an elderly person raises the process to another level.

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SUPPORT WOMEN'S HEALTH ON NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY (2/3/17)

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 -- Let’s brighten up this gray Capital Region winter – and save some lives – on Friday, Feb. 3, National Wear Red Day.

The American Heart Association is uniting with companies, community organizations, families and friends to “Go Red” on Friday, Feb. 3 to spread the message that heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined.

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SELLING YOUR HOME: TIPS FOR SENIORS

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 -- When you are ready to retire, your home could be one of your most valuable assets. Therefore, selling your house at retirement age presents a different set of considerations than when you were younger. Whether you’re downsizing, buying in a new community or moving in with family, it takes careful planning to get the most out of your equity.

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SAFETY TIPS AND CONSIDERATIONS FOR OLDER DRIVERS

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 -- As we age, it's normal for our driving abilities to change. By reducing risk factors and incorporating safe driving practices, many of us can continue driving safely long into our senior years. But we do have to pay attention to any warning signs that age is interfering with our driving safety and make appropriate adjustments. Even if you find that you need to reduce your driving or give up the keys, it doesn't mean the end of your independence. Seeking alternative methods of transportation can offer health and social benefits, as well as a welcome change of pace to life.

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5 STEPS TO GETTING ORGANIZED IN 2017

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 -- The good news? You will be permitted to eat all the chocolate that you would like! The bad news? You will be de-cluttering! (Maybe while eating some of that chocolate!)

It’s that time of year when we make our resolutions and vow to stick with them. Really, really stick with them!

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LEGAL AND FINANCIAL PLANNING: A GIFT FOR OTHERS

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 -- Not long ago I was sorting through boxes of slide transparencies of photos my parents took when I was young in order to scan them and store them on a DVD. Not surprisingly, many of the pictures were taken during the holiday season. As I sorted through them, I recalled different gifts my parents gave me: the American Flyer train set, my first bicycle, my first “adult” watch, etc. Of all the gifts my parents gave to my siblings and me, none were more appreciated than the legal and financial planning they did later in their life.

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HOME VALUES DECODED

Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 -- If you're thinking about downsizing anytime soon, you may be wondering: What’s my home worth right now, and which home value is the one I need? There’s actually more than one answer, according to Scott Halliwell, a certified financial planner at USAA. He says your home has three potentially very different price tags based on:

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