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70 Strong helps seniors stay connected
70 Strong: New Sequoia Healthcare District Initiative Helps Seniors Stay Connected
This article was written by our friends at Peninsula Family Service. Senior social isolation increases the risk of mortality; it affects the mental and physical well-being and leads to risky health behaviors. As we prepare for a growing population of older adults, Peninsula Family Service in partnership with the Sequoia ...
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Our partnership with Lyft provides safe rides for seniors
Lyft For Seniors: Our Partner for Safe Rides
Having the independence to plan our own schedules, visit friends, and engage with our community makes life sweet and fulfilling—especially as we age. But many older adults face challenges with transportation, whether it’s because they have given up their car keys, have physical limitations that make it hard for them ...
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Home care
Beating the Odds with Home Care: Max’s Story
After battling disease and major surgery, Max is beating the odds and living independently at home with the help of his Seniors At Home caregiver, Patricia. Watch Max’s story to see how home care can make all the difference. Watch Max’s story: Each year, Seniors At Home’s compassionate and highly ...
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Facing mortality helps us care for others
Why We Need to Face Our Own Mortality to Care for Others
This article was written by Redwing Keyssar, RN, Author, and Director of Palliative Care at Seniors At Home.  “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” – Teilhard de Chardin “Our ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death but ...
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senior couple on beach happy retirement
Prepare for a Happy, Healthy Retirement: 3 Steps to Take at Every Age
Enjoying your retirement does not automatically happen when you kiss the old job goodbye, despite what we may envision. Planning ahead can ensure you are set up for financial and personal well-being in your retirement years. The good news is that there are simple steps you can take at all ...
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Advance directive for health care
Why Everyone Needs an Advance Directive
If you had a medical emergency and were unable to speak for yourself, would your loved ones know what you wanted? This is the importance of an advance directive for healthcare. We often put off talking about—or even thinking about!—our own end-of-life care decisions because it can be so uncomfortable. ...
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How to Talk to an Older Adult Who Refuses Care
How to Talk to an Older Adult Who Refuses Care
“A Stranger in My House? No Way!” Watching a parent, spouse, or other loved one begin to struggle with the tasks of day-to-day living can bring up a range of feelings. It might bring up sadness to see them struggle with tasks that were once easy, guilt that you can’t ...
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Aging and sleep
Aging and Sleep: How Seniors Can Get a Better Night’s Rest
The frustration of sleep deprivation or insomnia is a common occurrence for many, but for seniors a good night’s sleep can be particularly evasive. In fact, the National Sleep Foundation found in a 2003 poll that an astounding 44% of older adults reported they had experienced symptoms of insomnia twice ...
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senior with daughter
Is Your Aging Parent Safe at Home?
A Home Safety Checklist to Use When Visiting Aging Loved Ones When it comes to aging relatives, a lot can change in the space of a few months or since the last time we last saw them. You may notice that your loved one’s health or cognitive status has declined, ...
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Seniors At Home Wins ‘Outstanding Nonprofit’ Award
On Wednesday, October 26, JFCS’ Seniors At Home was honored to receive the prestigious Nancy Martin Outstanding Nonprofit Award at the annual Marin Senior Information Fair. This year’s theme for the fair was “Steppin thru the Looking Glass.” Exhibitors dressed up as different characters from Alice in Wonderland – including ...
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