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Transitions: Toward a Successful Adjustment

The Jewish Home Assisted Living of River Vale located at 685 Westwood Ave., River Vale is...

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Planning Less Stressful, More Satisfying Holidays

Thanksgiving is around the corner and the holiday season is about to begin.  We all know that holidays can be challenging, especially when celebrating with aging family members who have dementia or those who may be overwhelmed with changes in...

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SPRING CLEANING FOR OLDER ADULTS

It’s taken some time, but spring is in the air. The sunshine and longer days are energizing, propelling many of us to do much needed spring cleaning. Removing winter clutter and freshening up is good for our physical and mental health. Spring...

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Keeping Warm and Safe as the Temperature Drops

Though we are still waiting to break out the heavy winter gear, we will probably experience some cold weather before spring arrives. Temperatures have been mild and there’s been little snowfall but it is important to remember that older adults...

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The Perfect Last-Minute Gift

For the past several years, my daughters have been asking for gift cards for birthdays, Hanukkah, and all other gift-giving occasions. At first, I resisted. I had been taught that giving cash and gift cards was “tacky” and didn’t...

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Beating the Holiday Blues

We have entered the “most wonderful time of the year.”  Decorations and lights are on display, Christmas carols are playing, and there is an overall sense of holiday cheer.  For many of us, though, the season is overwhelming and the...

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