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Activities for Seniors in Bergen County, NJ

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Oct 16, 2018 2:02:00 PM

Bergen County, NJ, is a vibrant area just across the George Washington Bridge from Manhattan. It's comprised of 70 municipalities, each of which is under a population of 45,000 residents. That being said, each borough offers its own personality and amenities, and when you long for the big city, it's just across the Hudson River. This area offers many activities for seniors and their families. Here are just a few. 

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How Far Your Money Will Go as a Senior in Bergen County?

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Oct 2, 2018 2:02:00 PM

Bergen County, New Jersey, is one of the most expensive areas for seniors to live in. The cost of living in the Bergen County is significantly higher than in other areas of the country. Prices are higher than expected for groceries, transportation, education, and health care. For seniors on a strict fixed income, the costs alone will stop them from making the move.

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Daytime Disco For Seniors

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:57:00 PM

Some folks claim that disco is dead, but for seniors who grew up in that dance style's hay day, that is definitely not the case. While seniors may not be going out and hitting the clubs the way they did in their youth, there are plenty of places from community centers to dance classes that have embraced all the benefits that come with bringing back the days of disco.

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3 Hidden Costs of a Senior Parent's Hospital Stay

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Senior hospital admissions can cause physical, mental, and financial exhaustion. To help your loved one, it's important to support them during their stay and to help look after their finances. Often, there are additional hospital costs that you and your loved one will not have anticipated. Here are 3 hidden costs to look out for. 

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3 Pet Alternatives to Keep Seniors Engaged & Healthy

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Your loved one may be living independently at home, but you don't think it is a good idea for them to take on the responsibility of a demanding pet. We tend to think of a dog or cat when it comes to choosing a pet, but for seniors, the demands of taking care of an active animal can be too much. Many seniors do not have the time, strength, or energy to fully commit to a typical pet. But that doesn't mean they should go without. Here are a few pet alternatives that require minimal care and will help keep your loved one healthy and happy, in both mind and spirit. 

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6 Surprising Things Not Covered by Your Health Insurance

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Health insurance is often complicated to understand. You may think something is covered under your policy only to quickly find out that it is not. While you should have health insurance, it is just as important to understand your coverage. You may be surprised by what procedures are not covered. Here are 6 surprising things not covered by health insurance.

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Assisted Care Reduces Elderly Falls Linked to Dementia

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 24, 2015 7:30:00 PM

Elderly patients suffering from dementia can have joy, contentment and comfort when receiving optimal care from qualified and concerned caregivers. Providing an individualized care program that targets the specific needs of the patient is required to promote the strengths of the patient and lessen the effects of their weaknesses.

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Dealing with Vision-Related Falls in Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 10, 2015 7:00:00 PM

As seniors age, loss of vision is often expected and creates a challenge for older adults to maintain their previous quality of life. Combined with weak joints, fragile bones, and impaired depth perception, the possibility of a life changing fall increases. Even with corrective lenses there are some vision problems that are common to seniors and will require early medical attention.

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Travel Tips with Parent Who Is a Fall Risk

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 20, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Falling is something that we all take seriously.  However, when we get older, we are at a higher risk of falling.  Why?  Scientists have analyzed several reasons the elderly have a higher risk of falling (NIH Senior Health, 2013)

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3 Tips On How To Keep Seniors From Falling

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 6, 2015 7:00:00 PM

When a younger person trips and falls, most of the time embarrassment is the most serious repercussion. Unfortunately, when a senior falls, it can have lethal consequences. Fortunately, many falls can be prevented with the right preparation and knowledge. We've come up with 3 tips on how to keep seniors from falling:

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