A Path to Friendship: Our Friendship at Home Walking Club

Improving your health while connecting with the Friendship at Home community has never been easier. You could even say it’s as easy as a walk in the park. Friendship at Home is proud to announce its new, weekly walking club! Meeting every Friday at 9 a.m. in various Columbus parks, the club is the perfect […]

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5 Services That Deliver to Your Home

One of the benefits of aging in place with Friendship at Home is that you never have to leave your living room. While it may be fun to go out with friends or grocery shopping with your significant other, sometimes it’s nicer to stay in the comfort of your own home. Luckily, the days of […]

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Friendship at Home’s Favorite Summer Meals

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as sitting down for a home-cooked meal on your back porch. At Friendship at Home, we love knowing that our members will be able to enjoy cooking in their kitchens for years to come. Here are three of our staff’s favorite summer meals: Pesto Grilled Chicken and Avocado Salad This […]

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4 Tips for Seniors Exercising at Home

Exercise is a vital component of every healthy lifestyle. It’s the single best thing you can do to improve your health other than quitting smoking, and if exercise came in pill form it would be called the wonder drug. Regular exercise is linked to improved mood, long-term mobility and is a vital part of reducing […]

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How To Maintain Good Sleep Hygiene As We Age

  There’s nothing quite like falling asleep in the comfort of your own home. But as we age, maintaining good sleep hygiene is important because experiencing altered sleep patterns like insomnia and restlessness are common. Many seniors report difficulty staying asleep throughout the night, which can lead to depression, tiredness and irritability. Ensuring you get […]

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How to Recognize Depression in Senior Citizens

Clinical depression affects an estimated 6 million Americans over 65, and as we age, it’s important to understand how to recognize depression in senior citizens. Depression may occur naturally or as a side effect of medical conditions and medications, and with a diverse set of symptoms, it may manifest as sadness, loss of appetite, insomnia, […]

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3 Tips For Seniors Gardening at Home

Gardening can transform your backyard into a beautiful getaway, improve the appearance of your home and provide hours of summer fun. Not only is gardening a rewarding, life-long activity but a hobby that promotes healthy living. By reducing anxiety and increasing physical activity, gardening improves both your mood and fitness. Studies show that regular gardening […]

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Reasons Why Seniors Should Own A Pet

As we age, the advantages of pet ownership can’t be understated. A furry friend can be a source of companionship and happiness that brings life into the home while reminding us to cherish the simple things. Knowing there’s a source of unconditional love waiting at home is enough to get many people through the day. […]

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Family-Friendly Day Trips and Activities with Seniors

Building happy memories, getting out of the house and staying active are important life goals at any age, but in families with seniors, it’s important to choose activities that are stimulating without being exhausting or dangerous. Here are some popular day trips for seniors in the Columbus area:

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How to Keep Your Parents Safe With Senior Driving Restrictions

There’s a different level of concern that a parent has when their teenager is learning to drive compared to when their parents are losing the skill. If there’s one thing more stubborn than a teenager, it’s an independent senior citizen whose ability to drive is being threatened. The US Constitution protects seniors from arbitrary loss-of-driving-privileges […]

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What Services do Seniors Need to Age in Place at Home?

If given an option, many seniors would prefer aging at home as opposed to moving to an assisted living facility to spend their golden years. Aging from the comfort of your own home has its advantages. At the same time, it’s not a decision that seniors should make lightly due to their growing physical, mental […]

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Seniors Beware! It’s Scam Season Again

As tax season hits full swing, seniors should be on guard against tax scams and other fraudulent activities that can cheat them out of their money. It’s not unusual for seniors to be the target of scammers out to rob them of their retirement funds.

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How Hobbies can Make an Important Impact for Seniors

Hobbies can enrich a senior’s life by helping them live a more active and productive lifestyle. Hobbies which involve the participation of others such as team sports, game playing or volunteering can give you a sense of belonging and purpose. By staying socially active after retirement, you can live a happier, more satisfying life. An […]

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How Technology Improves Independent Living for Seniors

Modern technology can enrich a senior’s lifestyle by making their golden years easier and more enjoyable. Technology has much to offer a senior pursuing an independent way of life. Modern technology can boost home safety and security so seniors can have greater confidence living on their own. The following technological advances facilitate independent living for […]

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Can You Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

Healthy living is key to helping you stay physically and mentally fit. By embracing a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise, a nutritious diet, sufficient rest, socialization and reduced stress, you can improve both your physical and mental health. According to current research, healthy living choices could even reduce the risk of developing brain disorders […]

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Understanding Dementia

Dementia has been defined as a significant decline in a person’s cognitive abilities due to damaged brain cells that disable cognitive functions. Dementia symptoms may range from memory loss to a decline in thinking, communication and behavior skills. In the case of Alzheimer’s, damaged cells in the hippocampus area of the brain affect memory and learning, […]

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Understanding Seasonal Depression in Seniors

Seniors are not immune to spells of depression, especially around the holidays when thoughts of the dearly departed, the past or physical limitations may cause them to be down. This seasonal depression isn’t something that should be ignored or dismissed — seniors should not have to suffer in silence. Below are some of the signs […]

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Top Reasons Why People Avoid Assisted Living

Assisted living holds a stigma among many seniors because the words imply a loss of freedom and independence, but that simply isn’t so. Services such as Friendship at Home take assisted living to a whole new level, allowing seniors to live in a comfortable, independent fashion at home. Let’s take a look at some of the […]

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Keep an Eye Out for These Signs of Dementia

Family gatherings during the holidays are usually times of great joy, but sometimes a bit of concern creeps in. If your parent or another family member isn’t quite themself, how do you know if the difference is significant? According to physicians, there are specific signs that should signal to you that your family member should […]

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Holiday Crafts to Do With Family Members Who Have Dementia

At first, it may seem bittersweet to create holiday activities for a loved one with dementia, especially if he or she was once instrumental in past festivities. Yet your family member is still the same person. If you keep the skills he or she previously excelled at in mind, holiday crafts can be a great […]

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Kick These 3 Excuses for Not Planning for Retirement

Values such as self-reliance and independence may be dissuading you from planning your retirement living, but that would be a mistake. It’s impossible to predict the future, and although you don’t need assisted living or home health care right now, it may be invaluable when you finally reach retirement. Below are some common objections we […]

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How to Better Care for an Aging Population

Health care advocates in the U.S. are continuously exploring new ways to best serve our aging population. At Friendship at Home, we are always following the latest trends and recommendations, implementing them early to ensure we are providing the best care possible to our clients. Helping our older members create their own individualized, flexible plans that allow them to […]

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How to Create a Safer Environment in Your Own Home

According to AARP research, aging adults prefer to remain in their own homes as they age. In fact, 90 percent of those surveyed indicated they prefer to stay in their homes and “age in place.” This holds true even when the elderly need some in-home care. For many seniors, the main concern is maintaining control […]

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Evaluating the Cost of Living for Aging Adults

Choosing the right retirement option for your aging parent or loved one shouldn’t be made lightly. Consideration for the aging adult’s wishes, health status and the cost of care are all important factors to consider. For many aging Americans staying in their own homes is important to their sense of independence and helps maintain a […]

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Are There Better Options than Independent Living Communities?

In the past, there were limited options when it came to living out your senior years independently. You could either move into an independent living or assisted living facility, or you could hire private care helpers on your own. Many seniors found these options either too controlling or too expensive. Thankfully, times have changed, and […]

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What is Friendship at Home?

Envision a future that advances public health, creates age-friendly homes and communities, enables lifelong learning, work and entrepreneurship, and promotes purposeful engagement and volunteerism. That’s the future of our senior population. Retirement no longer means sitting around relaxing for the rest of your days. Today’s senior is out and about living life to its fullest.

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At Home Seminars

Our upcoming seminars provide you an opportunity to learn more about the first ever Continuing Care at Home program in Central Ohio.  We are so excited to have these events and hope you will join us.  Please call 614.734.2167 or email us at fvathome@fvdublin.org to reserve your spot now as space is limited. We are also […]

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The New Model for the Future of Aging

“We envision a future that advances public health, creates age-friendly homes and communities, enables lifelong learning, work and entrepreneurship & promotes purposeful engagement & volunteerism.” When we see aging in a more positive light, the benefits of longevity start rolling into view! http://goo.gl/T4AyCD

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Healthy Aging Begins at Home

For many individuals, aging in place is the healthiest option. But the benefits don’t end there! Healthy, at-home aging plans have a positive impact on our healthcare system & housing market: http://goo.gl/5pauDE

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