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Drink More Water – A Simple Resolution

Although the resolution to drink more water sounds simple enough, for most individuals drinking enough water each day can be a challenge. As senior citizens, the need to drink adequate amounts of water each day increases in multiple areas. In addition, many of us realize that water

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Tips to Recover from Holiday Spending

Whether you’re an AARP member or not, the holiday season brings spending temptations to the majority of Americans and, if you are like most people, you dread post-holiday bills.  Unchecked holiday spending can wreak havoc on finances, and January is the time to begin the recovery process. 

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Family Caregivers – Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays

Taking care of yourself during the holidays can seem overwhelming in addition to all of your other responsibilities.  Whether you have aging parents, family members who need regular extra attention, or have an autistic child, you need to carve time out for yourself, at all times, but

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10 Tips to Keep Your Holidays Special and NOT Stressful

It’s that time again! If you are like me, holidays can be both joyful and awful.  The idea of peace on earth, celebration, cheer, family, friends and nostalgia is joyous. However, the idea of crowds, commercialism, my empty wallet, putting up Christmas lights, cleaning my house to

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It’s Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year for Everyone

While some people are happily planning family meals, shopping for presents, or decorating their homes to celebrate the season, others feel a great sadness or depression weighing on them.  They feel left out during this, supposedly, happy time. In aging adults, this feeling of sadness can be

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Haven Recognizes Mental Illness Awareness Week and National Depression Screening Day®

Mental illness is defined by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) as “a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning.”  With the ever growing number of mental health diagnoses, it is so important to increase awareness

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