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Tips to Protect Yourself from the Flu

The flu has been especially prevalent this year. Public health officials have stated that the dominant strain, H3N2, has caused more fatalities in its lifetime than other strains like H1N1. While the flu doesn’t always cause serious complications, it’s important to take precautions. Once you have it, there is little that can be done to …

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Creative Ways to Fill Your Home With Memories

Home is where the heart is. Whether you’ve lived in your home for four months or 40 years, there really is no place like it. However, it takes some effort and creative decorating to transform a house into a home. Hanging the right photo over the mantel can transform the room, and decorating with cherished …

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Why Your Home’s Lighting Matters as You Age

As we grow older, our eyes undergo changes that can make it difficult to see distances, distinguish colors and read small print. In fact, studies suggest the average 65-year-old needs twice as much light as the average 20-year-old because of smaller pupils and darkened corneas. While these vision changes are completely normal, they can be …

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5 Home Safety Tips for Snowbirds

One of the wonderful things about retirement is the ability to pick up and head to a warmer climate during the winter months. There’s nothing quite like a sunny day at the beach while your family and friends back home are shoveling their driveways. While it’s great to escape the icy weather for a warmer …

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Tips for Decluttering Your Home

It’s natural to accumulate many objects throughout your lifetime. Some remind us of our most precious moments and milestones — but a lot of it is just “stuff.” Taking time to declutter our homes can free space in our closets, make our homes safer and give us a feeling of satisfaction. Plus, having fewer material …

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7 Podcasts to Listen to in Retirement

If you’ve never listened to a podcast, you’re missing out! A podcast is a downloadable radio program that can be listened to at any time. They originally got their name by combining the words iPod and broadcast, and they’re a great, educational alternative to music and talk radio. There are podcasts about every topic imaginable …

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4 Winter Safety Tips

The holiday season is upon us, and that means the cold winter months are as well. Staying safe during the icy season is essential for everyone, but as we grow older, it’s important to take extra precautions. Below are some of our tips for staying safe and healthy during the winter months: Avoid the Ice …

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Friendship at Home’s Holiday Gift Guide

  Having trouble finding a gift for your kids, grandkids or significant other? Fear not! The Friendship at Home team is here to ensure you have everything you need to make your loved ones smile on Christmas morning. Spotify ($9.99 a month) Give the gift of music with a Spotify subscription! Spotify is an online …

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Friendship at Home’s Favorite Holiday Recipes

There’s no better time than the holidays to get together with family or friends and bond over a delicious meal. As the holiday season begins, and the year comes to an end, we wanted to share recipes for festive treats and dishes our staff loves! Here are three of our favorite holiday recipes: Raspberry and …

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4 Tips for Healthy Aging

Aging is a natural part of life. While we can’t control our age, we can control the actions that affect our health. By taking steps to keep your body healthy, you’re more likely to live a long life full of laughs and good memories. Following these easy tips can keep your body, mind and soul …

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