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Happy Birthday Lucy! Tower Grove Manor Centenarian Celebrates 104th Birthday

 ST. LOUIS, MO – Lucy Hamm, Tower Grove Manor’s centenarian “Sheriff” was surrounded by family and friends Friday afternoon, celebrating her 104th birthday. Born in Cairo, Illinois, she was the first person in her family to go to high … Continue reading

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Medicare and Medicaid Services Extended

Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are again expanding coverage for preventive services.  This initiative is meant to reduce cardiovascular disease.  Their goal is to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the next five years.  Everyone on Medicare needs … Continue reading

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Created with flickr slideshow. The St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation helps provide housing and support services to low-income and at-risk seniors in the St. Louis area, including seniors of retirement communities who have exhausted their financial resources.  Each year, the organization … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season of giving: “Adopt a Season.”

The holiday season is a time for giving and never has this season demonstrated this spirit of giving like this year.

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The importance of a senior advocate

The holidays bring families together to relive past events, make new memories and just enjoy each other’s company.  The holidays can also cause new awareness to parents aging and the concerns begin.

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National Family Caregiver Month

Family Caregivers has concerns not only for the loved one they are providing care and support to but for themselves.

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Scam-Free: It’s the way to be

“Smishing.”  What the heck is that?  I thought I heard of everything but now a new word is coming around.

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Stand up for your elders

We all know wonderful and kind older individuals, family members, friends, neighbors, fellow church members, and work friends.

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Louise – A story of care and caring

There was a lady named Louise who worked her entire life as a registered nurse enjoying every minute of it until the age of 75.   She finally had to leave her position due to vision difficulties.  However, Louise still remained … Continue reading

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Have You Sat Down To Talk to Mom and Dad Lately?

While they are often delicate subjects to tackle, the best time to have a frank discussion with aging parents about retirement living options, lifestyle security, and implementation of wills and trusts, legal and financial issues, and funeral and burial options … Continue reading

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The life of a caregiver

Being a caregiver can be overwhelming as I can remember so well. For the twenty some odd years I took care of my mother, there were times when I was extremely stressed and had little emotional reserve left.

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Mom and Her faithful Companion – Lily

Lily is mom’s best friend, I believe.  She is a cat of mixed breed but still very much a lady.  Mom grooms her daily and at times even sings to Lily.  Oh and how Lily loves to hear her voice.  … Continue reading

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Is Mom’s Home Safe?

Household accidents for older adults can be serious and may result in lasting pain, hospitalization or even nursing home care.  Having a home safety evaluation conducted is a simple way to minimize risk and maximize peace of mind.  A home … Continue reading

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The True Fountain of Youth

As we get older our lives change and our priorities shift, and throughout these years staying active often gets shuffled into the background.  I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have heard the phrase, “I’m getting too … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Having a Pet

For many years studies have documented how beneficial and rewarding pet ownership can be. Today, it has become more and more apparent just how important this is, specifically for older adults. There are many well documented health benefits of owning … Continue reading

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Deficit dilemma

I was recently reading Innovations, a magazine by the National Council on Aging.  There were some very interesting articles in a recent edition regarding how to help cut our deficit while not negatively impacting our vulnerable seniors and the disabled.  … Continue reading

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So what are Shingles?

My mother lived to the age of 97 and had a fairly good life—not easy—but good.  However, there was a period she suffered greatly for many weeks for something at that time I knew little about—shingles. 

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Heat wave claims another life

How distressful was it to read again that another older adult died due to the extreme heat.  Apparently, the woman was not found for two weeks in her home, which did not have a working air conditioner.

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Call to Action: National debt debate

All concerned citizens need to lend their voices to the national debate currently taking place in Washington today.  Let our senators and representatives know what we support or what we will not support. Click Here to read an article on … Continue reading

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Older Adults and Heat Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a heat related warning for St. Louis and surrounding areas through Thursday. The area has already experienced three heat related deaths this summer, and the staff at St. Andrew’s Senior Solutions would like to … Continue reading

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