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    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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    January 10, 2019

    8 Senior Safety and Health Concerns This Winter

    An increasing number of aging seniors prefer to remain in their own home later in life. To accommodate, we’ve discussed general home safety tips that give caregivers peace of mind. Now that the cold winter months are here, potential health and...

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    December 27, 2018

    A Tribute to Northeast Ohio Caregivers for Their Dedication to Compassion and Care

    “From caring comes courage.” –Lao Tzu

    In 2016, we created the Busch Caregiver Award program to recognize the hard work of individuals in our community that have taken on the responsibility of caregiving.

    The monthly program accepts nominations from...

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    December 20, 2018

    3 Ways to Create More Meaning With Loved Ones this Holiday Season

    “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go.”

    Do you hear Bing Crosby and Michael Bublé renditions of “White Christmas” and “Jingle Bells” echoing through the mall as you prepare for friends and family to gather together? The...

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    November 29, 2018

    How To Write and Deliver a Meaningful Eulogy

    Being chosen to write a eulogy for a loved one is a great honor. It’s your final gift that you can give to the deceased. But in the midst of grieving, it can be difficult to put your thoughts into words. 

    A eulogy is part of a funeral or memorial...

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    November 15, 2018

    4 Creative Ways to Express Gratitude this Thanksgiving

    “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

    —William Arthur Ward

    What are you most thankful for in life? Perhaps, it’s food on the table. Or, a bed to sleep in at night.

    With Thanksgiving around the...

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    October 18, 2018

    3 Self-Care Tips for Caregivers

    The vast majority of caregivers value the experience of caring for a loved one; however, a survey reports that many feel overwhelmed by the tasks at some point.

    Despite the fulfillment it brings, nearly 50% of survey respondents find it difficult to...

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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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