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Live well. Age well.

CPR NOW REQUIRED IN NYS SCHOOLS; AN INVALUABLE SKILL FOR SENIORS TOO

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 -- According to the American Heart Association, more than 325,000 Americans go into cardiac arrest each year. Those who have training in rescue breathing, which provides oxygen to a person’s lungs and chest compressions, which keep the person’s blood circulating, greatly increase the chance of their friend or loved one’s survival.

Just recently, the American Heart Association scored a major victory in terms of educating New Yorkers about how to perform bystander CPR.

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RETIREMENT TAKES WORK!

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 -- During the past 30 years or so, I have assisted families and individuals navigate the tumultuous waters of job loss as a result of corporate downsizing operations. As I support and serve my clients in “career transition,” it is often helpful to consider one’s life journey as a series of “mini-adventures” in one big trip. When we evaluate our past experiences and our personal character (or mettle), it is not the duration or ease of the trip that ultimately matters, but rather the manner in which the potholes and detours are navigated!

Here are some refreshers as we think of the retirement phase of our journey:

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PROFESSIONALS CAN EASE BURDEN OF DECLUTTERING AND DOWNSIZING

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 -- Whether you are preparing to move yourself or your parents to a senior living community, the whole process can be a daunting undertaking.

To help make a seamless transition into a new home, more Americans are turning for help from skilled decluttering and moving professionals.

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PLANNING AND SCHEDULING STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL DOWNSIZING

Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 -- There is a difference between planning and scheduling. Planning is deciding what to do. Scheduling is deciding when to do it. Scheduling is simply choosing a time to do the activity; it’s the secret for making things happen. Nothing happens in your life until you create space for it. That’s what scheduling does. Here are some strategies to help you accomplish the physical work of de-cluttering and downsizing.

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ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 -- Alzheimer’s disease is the most under-recognized public health crisis in the 21st century. It affects Americans across all walks of life and all regions of the country. Today, over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. The cost of caring for those with the disease cost $203 billion in 2013, including $142 billion in costs to Medicare and Medicaid. More than 15 million family members and friends provide unpaid care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias – care valued at more than $216 billion. Due to the physical and emotional toll of caregiving, Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers have over $9 billion in additional health care costs of their own.

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WHAT SENIOR CITIZENS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SELLING THEIR HOME

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 -- 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.

Here are some important considerations to bear in mind:

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HEART-HEALTHY DIET MORE IMPORTANT THAN OCCASIONAL INDULGENCES

Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 -- Don’t sweat satisfying a sweet tooth every now and then!

Cardiovascular prevention guidelines from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology reveal that sticking to an overall heart-healthy diet is more important than avoiding – or agonizing over – the occasional indulgence.

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW SENIOR LIVING BLOG!

Monday, August 24, 2015 — According to the American Association of Retired Persons, over the next two decades more than 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 each day in the United States.  As this growing population ages, more resources are becoming available to seniors for making this a healthy and fulfilling chapter of their lives.

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In our new blog, titled “Live Well. Age Well,” we will hear from Capital Region experts on an array of senior-oriented topics such as how to downsize and prepare your home for sale. There will also be articles on senior wellness, healthy living, how to avoid security scams, local volunteer opportunities, as well as cooking tips for all seasons. From time to time we will also incorporate submissions from our residents and dedicated staff.

At The Meadows at Glenwyck, we recognize that the key to aging well is living well, and our residents improve their quality of life by remaining active in mind, body and spirit. Through this informative blog, we invite you to join us on a journey to explore exactly what that means!

If you have any questions or are interested in submitting a senior-oriented piece for the blog, please contact Edward Parham (ed at rueckertadvertising.com) or call (518) 446-1091.