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Celebrating a Life: Blog

    Monday, 23 October, 2017

    Who has made the greatest impact on your life? Was it your grandma? Maybe your father? Or a partner, a best friend?

    Whoever it may be, have you told them or expressed your gratitude in words? While it may seem tough to find the right words to tell...

    Cathy Nichols

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    October 4, 2018

    How to Help a Grieving Child Express Their Feelings

    It’s hard to predict how a child will react to death, especially if it’s his or her first time experiencing loss.

    According to Care Dimensions, suppressed feelings can often resurface in unhealthy ways throughout the various stages of grieving....

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    September 27, 2018

    3 Steps to Prevent Caregiver Burnout

    As a family caregiver, your top priority is the health and happiness of your loved one.

    While you should feel proud of the comfort and care you provide, it’s possible you’re too overwhelmed with responsibilities to recognize the signs and symptoms...

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    September 13, 2018

    3 Home Safety Tips for Seniors Who Live Alone

    According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), nearly 90% of aging seniors prefer to stay in their own home, which is commonly referred to as “aging in place.” With a growing number of seniors aging in place, general home...

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    August 30, 2018

    6 Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors in Cleveland and Surrounding Areas

    Cleveland is home to many nonprofit organizations looking for dedicated volunteers willing to serve. Fortunately, many offer unique opportunities for people of all ages, including seniors. 

    While volunteering is important at any age, studies show...

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    August 16, 2018

    How to Develop a Senior Care Plan for an Aging Loved One

    Caring for an elderly or ill loved one can be one of the most rewarding experiences of one’s life. While challenging at times, caregiving is full of unexpected joys. 

    If you’re providing comfort and care for a loved one, developing a senior care...

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    August 2, 2018

    How to Deal with Grief After a Loss: 3 Steps to Help You Return to Everyday Activities

    Grief can impact all spheres of a person’s life, making it difficult for the bereaved to return to everyday activities.

    Once a social butterfly, you may find yourself cancelling or rescheduling time with loved ones as you work through the stages of...

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    June 28, 2018

    Enrich Your Loved One’s Life Celebration with These 4 Technologies

    The thought of planning a funeral can be overwhelming. From sharing service information with family and friends, to paying tribute to your loved one, there’s a lot to pull together in a short time.

    Technology can help bring all of the elements of...

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    June 7, 2018

    Senior Living in Cleveland: 9 Facilities Offering Various Levels of Independence and Care

    Having a conversation with an aging loved one about senior living can be a tricky task, especially if he or she isn’t open to the idea of moving.

    Before initiating such conversations, get a sense of your loved one’s needs. Consider these questions:

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    May 10, 2018

    5 Questions to Ask Your Mom this Mother’s Day to Strengthen Your Relationship

    “When you look at your mother, you’re looking at the purest love you will ever know.”—Charley Benetto

    With Mother’s Day around the corner, you may be wondering how to express love to the motherly figure(s) in your life. Whatever your plans, make...

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    April 19, 2018

    5 Books to Gift Grieving Children

    Loss is never easy, especially for children. Their comprehension of death is limited, and children are only capable of understanding and coping with death to a certain extent. It’s likely the first time they’re confronting death in their own life,...

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