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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...

September 20, 2018

How to Empower Seniors with Digital Literacy: Q&A with Hospice of the Western Reserve

According to Pew Research Center, seniors generally have lower rates of technology adoption than younger generations. Yet recently, folks 65+ have shown to be more connected than ever before. But despite an uptick in technology adoption, there still...

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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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September 6, 2018

How to Carry Out Prearranged Funeral Plans for the Deceased

When a loved one passes, there are upwards of 125 decisions to make in a small timeframe.

Fortunately, some individuals choose to preplan and/or prepay funeral plans in advance to save their family from sudden financial burdens and stressful...

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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 23, 2018

How to Fill Out Advance Directives for an Aging Loved One

Did you know close to 40 million Americans serve as family caregivers today? Oftentimes, these individuals assume informal roles, assisting with daily activities on top of personal responsibilities.

If you’re one of the many Americans providing...

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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 9, 2018

Should You Always Arrange Services with the Same Funeral Home or Crematory?

Has there been a death in your family recently? If so, where did you arrange services, and with whom? How was your experience?

All too often, families select a provider because grandma and grandpa or mom and dad have in the past—regardless if needs...

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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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July 26, 2018

9 Senior Friendly Cleveland Events to Beat the Dog Days of Summer

Summertime in Cleveland is treasured by most—the sun is out and the winter weather is long gone. While the official kickoff of summer happens every year in June, there are still plenty of weeks left to enjoy the sun and many activities happening in...

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July 19, 2018

Busch’s Guide for First-Time Family Caregivers: How to Have Conversations About End-Of-Life Planning

Busch’s Guide for First-Time Family Caregivers is a three-part series. This is the third post of the series. Read the second post here.

“More than 90 percent of people think that it’s important to have conversations about end-of-life care with...

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