Lifestyles

Senior living: ‘How much can I afford? What services do I need?’

Jan 2nd, 2018 | By

There are about 22,000 senior housing properties in the U.S. And there are different types of senior housing, so figuring out which one to choose can feel a bit daunting. Asking yourself two questions – “How much can I afford?” and “What level of services do I need?” – will help you narrow your range
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Lonely at the holidays: It doesn’t have to be that way

Dec 20th, 2017 | By

Known by the clinical community as “The Christmas Effect,” it has been well-established that many people experience increased feelings of loneliness and isolation during the holidays. In fact, one study found that among people who reported a psychiatric emergency during the holidays, the most common stressors reported were loneliness (40 percent) and being without a
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Fragrant oils boost mind, body and spirit during the holidays

Nov 28th, 2017 | By
Fragrant oils boost mind, body and spirit during the holidays

Ease into the hectic holiday season with the help of aromatherapy. The fragrances of plant-derived essential oils have long been used to improve the health of our mind, body and spirit. Boost your energy and increase your focus as you work to balance work, family and holiday fun. Peppermint has long been prized for this
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Downsizing? It can actually be fun

Nov 7th, 2017 | By

Sorting through years of accumulated clothes, tools and kitchenware can be draining. And then there are the boxes of photos and mementos from children’s school days. Suddenly, it all becomes real – and overwhelming. How do you decide what to keep and what to toss? According to the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals,
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