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Live well. Age well.

TOP TRENDS IN TODAY’S HOUSES

Friday, July 22, 2016 -- Are you preparing your home for sale, planning to remodel, or shopping for a new home? Here’s some information on what’s important in today’s housing market, with tips on choices you can make that contribute the most value for your money!

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TRAVELING LIGHT OR LONELY?

Friday, July 8, 2016 -- The other day, after a musical performance, I spoke with a senior at the retirement home at which I was performing and she mentioned that she was bored. Next to being in pain or lonely being bored can certainly make life miserable.

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SUMMER TIPS FOR A HEALTHY HEART

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 -- Summer can bring many happy memories –vacations, summer camp, days at the shore, staying up late and watching the sun set. No matter what your summer traditions include, be sure to keep in mind your heart and brain health throughout the longer daylight hours.

According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, heart disease and stroke remain the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the U.S., yet 80 percent of these diseases are preventable with simple lifestyle modifications, such as healthy eating and regular exercise.

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy heart-healthy seasonal produce and to add physical activity to your daily routine, but it’s important to take precautions spending time by the water and when exercising in the heat.

Here are the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s top 10 tips for a heart-healthy summer:

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SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?

Thursday, June 30, 2016 — The decision about whether to “age in place” or move into a senior living community is extremely commonplace. Regardless of the direction that you choose, decluttering your home is a necessary step -- one that can be greatly aided through the support of a senior move manager.

Here are some signs that it is time to downsize your home and move to a smaller location, possibly a senior community:

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WHEN SHOULD ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS STOP DRIVING?

Friday, June 24, 2016 -- Alzheimer’s disease currently affects more than five million people in the United States, primarily those over 65. Its prevalence is predicted to nearly triple by the year 2050 as the elderly population continues to grow. Alzheimer’s affects nearly every aspect of the brain and many brain functions important to one’s safety are weakened and eventually lost through the progression of the disease. They include:

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STROKE AMBASSADOR RECREATES AMBULANCE RIDE — ON HER BIKE

Thursday, June 16, 2016 -- In 2009, at the age of 52 and fit, Paula Symanski woke up in the night and couldn’t find her arm. She called 911, and was taken to Ellis Medicine, where stroke was diagnosed. Doctors determined that she needed surgery, and since the surgeon that covered Ellis and Albany Medical Center was at Albany Med, Symanski was transported there by ambulance.

On Thursday, May 5, Symanski replicated that 20-mile trip – by bicycle. She continued on to the Empire State Plaza in Albany to participle in the 2016 Capital Region Heart Walk Torch Ceremony.

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TIPS FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY LIVING

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 -- Going green is about saving clean air, water, fuel sources and soil for future generations, all the while making our current life healthier and less expensive.

This guide to "going green" offers you tips to use in your everyday life. Making just a few of these changes can really add up. They not only help the environment, but can also save you some “green” too!

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SENIOR RELOCATION SERVICES EASE MOVING BURDEN

Friday, May 13, 2016 -- If you’re thinking about moving into an independent senior living community, hiring a senior relocation service can significantly reduce the stress of downsizing and moving.

“Companies like ours assist older adults and their families with the emotional and physical aspects of relocation and/or aging in place,“ said Michelle Kavanaugh, owner, Glenmont-based Organize Senior Moves, a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers.

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