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Fun in the Sun: Ohio Festivals to Check Out this Month

If you’re looking for activities to enjoy with family or friends this summer, Central Ohio has plenty to offer. Here is a look at some of our favorites: All Ohio Balloon Fest, August 8 – 10  Held in Marysville, this exciting festival hosts a wide display of hot air balloons, from classic multi-colored designs to …

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Aging in Place Made Possible

With familiar surroundings, lifetime memories and close communities, there is truly no place like home.  However, for the aging Baby Boomer population, the decision to live independently or downsize to a retirement community is always one for consideration as needs, and desires, change with age. The Desire to Age in Place A recent survey showcased …

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Senior Reads: Five Great Books to Read in Retirement

While many of us were encouraged to read at a young age, it’s important today, as adults, to find time with a good book.  When seniors, in particular,  partake in reading, they keep their minds active. Reading is very beneficial to seniors as it enhances memory, sharpens decision-making skills and improves sleep. Books also act …

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Healthy at Home: Tips for Creating a Well-Balanced Diet

As we age, our bodies change over time. With these changes comes a decrease in appetite as a number of factors could affect one’s dietary needs. A well-balanced diet helps to ensure a happy, healthy retirement. And, with the help of a care coordinator, gathering healthy foods and making them in the comfort of your …

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Senior Population Growth Increases Demand for Care

In the coming years, our world will see significant changes in the senior citizen population due to the aging of the Baby Boomer generation. And, this isn’t happening steadily: the senior citizen population is projected to double from approximately 43 million to 83 million by 2050. With this increase in the aging population comes the …

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Stay Connected with the Help of a Care Coordinator

From the beginning of time, individuals have thrived on social connection with others. Whether it be a family member, friend, coworker, neighbor or acquaintance, we all have a variety of social interaction throughout our daily lives. However, as we age, those social connections tend to shrink from circumstances outside one’s control, such as the loss …

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Q&As With Our Care Coordinator: Part Two

As a licensed social worker with 15 years of experience, Nicole Rice views her role as a care coordinator as the one-stop-shop for members served by Friendship at Home. For older adults, thriving independently in the comfort of your own home is made possible through the many services offered by Friendship at Home. In a …

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Q&As With Our Care Coordinator: Part One

For Nicole Rice, a long-time care coordinator at Friendship at Home, personal relationships are central to her ability to deliver quality service. As a licensed social worker with 15 years of experience, Rice is a firm believer that for older adults, thriving independently in the comfort of their own home is truly priceless. Here are …

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Member Testimonial: How Friendship at Home Provides Peace of Mind

After retiring, Christopher and his wife were looking for the best long-term care option for them.  As a former Friendship Village of Dublin board member, he understood the peace of mind that a continuing care retirement community provides. However, he was surprised to learn that wasn’t the only way he could receive affordable long-term care. …

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What is Concierge Care at Home?

Ensure control of your own care needs for the rest of your life. With Friendship at Home, you can enjoy retirement knowing your care coordinator — a personal care concierge — is available anywhere, anytime. Ninety percent of retirees prefer to grow older at home, but few have a plan in place for their care needs. …

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