Freedom News

Archive for August 2012

10 Vision Safety Tips for Older Drivers

Some time back I wrote a blog about older drivers.  There is always a significant amount of literature, newspaper or media coverage on this issue.

Most often we find this to be a charged issue when brought to discussion,  particularly...

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Happy National Senior Citizens Day

Today, August 21, is National Senior Citizens Day, a special day to honor our elderly population.

In 1988, President Ronald Regan established National Senior Citizens day as an official...

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Creating a Safe Environment for Those Who Have Experienced a Stroke

According to the National Stroke Association, there are several tips and tricks to making a house more accessible for those who have experienced a stroke.

Forty percent of stroke survivors suffer serious falls within a year after their...

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August is National Eye Exam Month

August is here and although the summer is shortly coming to an end, the UV Rays are still high and it’s important to take proper precautions to protect yourself from the sun.

August is National Eye Exam Month, a month dedicated to the...

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Keep Drinking! Water, That Is!

The heat has been brutal, as the humidity count has been high and being outside is unbearable.  During the summer, it is even more important to keep yourself hydrated.

I make sure to fill up my Brita water bottle several times during...

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10 Things Not to Do in a Loved One’s Last Hours

I believe in the concept of hospice. I believe in the support, attention and services provided by hospice staff and volunteers.

I also believe that most people either don’t take advantage of their Medicare-covered hospice benefit or...

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Dog Days of Summer – Top 5 Reasons Seniors Should Adopt A Dog

In recent weeks, my family adopted a 10-week old-puppy from the Eleventh Hour shelter in Mt. Olive, NJ.

The care for this puppy has been reminiscent of the sleepless nights and potty messes of caring for my two children when they were...

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