How to Live in Our Changing World

Senior woman sitting alone on a chair at home

We all know that change is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean it is easy for us to understand or embrace a changing world. It can be scary and upsetting. Some individuals find themselves not wanting to go outside. Others may discover they have different views than someone close to them, a situation that can lead to disruptions in friend and family ties. If you are having a difficult time coping with fast changes in the world, discussing your concerns with a personal coach can help. With support, people can adapt to new circumstances. Acceptance and Communication Everyone has an encountered

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Virtual Programming Brings New Revenue for Centers

“We pulled off an unbelievable come-back,” says Mary Sanchez, a program director in Maryland. Mary’s adult day services center was closed since the outbreak of the coronavirus. In the early months during the closure, her center had lost most of its revenue. Staff were on leave without pay. Senior members were following the stay-at-home advisory, disconnected from their daily programs at the center, friends and caregivers. “I started to look into virtual programming to sustain some revenue.” Like many of us, Mary tried to use Zoom and Google Hangouts to connect with her members. It has been very challenging for

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COVID19 Communication Advice to Aid Hearing Loss Sufferers

Doctor and senior woman wearing facemasks

With the pandemic set to continue for the foreseeable future and essential measures such as face masks and social distancing becoming a part of normal life, it’s made everyday activities more complicated for all of us. But for one group in particular the COVID19 prevention measures have caused even more disruption: those affected with hearing loss and deafness. Lip-reading and increased speaking volume are two methods hearing loss sufferers use to aid their conversational communication; and the new regulations unfortunately impede these greatly. But there are a few helpful tips that can be taken into account when communicating with someone

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Seniors Use JayPad to Stay Connected During Covid

It has been a long summer. I was in San Francisco visiting our daughter in the end of May and I got a call informing me that my husband David had fallen in our house in Maryland and fractured a hip. I was desperate to find a flight back home to be with him. Of course, much of our lives had changed due to the ongoing coronavirus. At the age of 79, it was too risky for me to fly home when most parts of America were having shortage of face masks at the time. David had an operation and

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Clean Your House The Eco-Friendly Way And Combat Coronavirus

Senior woman with gloves cleaning bathroom indoors at home

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the cleaning habits that we have at home. Not only are we washing our hands regularly, but we are also cleaning our homes more. The sale of cleaning products in America have sky-rocketed in the last few months as we all try to slow the spread of the virus and other germs. Cleaning is an important part of the battle, as studies have found that the virus can live on wood for two days, on glass for four days and on plastic for up to seven days. The good news is however, that you don’t need

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Staying Safe: Which Mask Should You Choose?

Three different protection face masks. Coronavirus prevention.

It’s part of our new normal: Face masks, along with social distancing, are recommended for anyone leaving their home. In some places, you’re now required to wear a mask anytime you go out in public. Three Main Mask Types Understanding their characteristics is the key to selecting the right mask before you venture out. Handmade or do-it-yourself masks may be created from almost any cloth, from bandanas, scarves, handkerchiefs to cut-up t-shirts. Tightly woven fabrics are best. Simply fold your material into layers and secure it behind your ears with hair elastics. If you have a sewing machine, find simple

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