Published on December 30, 2011 by Elizabeth Erickson
I’m pleased to take this opportunity to spotlight a local non-profit who I cannot say enough about. Volunteer Connect pairs Central Oregon community members with volunteer opportunities. I encourage everyone to reach out, sign up, and connect. Tia Sherry, the Outreach Coordinator, was kind enough to provide key information for those interested in working with Volunteer Connect.
Published on December 29, 2011 by Dawn Aquino
I want to share this great article regarding Power of Attorney. It can be important for families to look into implementing a Power of Attorney in order to ease the transitions of changing conditions.
Published on December 27, 2011 by Anne Bahn
This is a problem that is more common than you think and in most cases, there are a lot of similarities. It may be your mom resisting care, your dad won’t stop driving, your aunt has unwashed hair and soiled clothes, but insists she can handle it. No matter what the situation...
Published on September 22, 2011 by athomecare
Finding help in a time of change
Being immersed in the health care field has afforded me the knowledge of
many resources and tools. I recently had the opportunity to impart this
information upon a family member in a time of need. I wanted to take a
moment to share not only the experience, but also a few of the
Published on September 22, 2011 by Shannon Bennett
Caregiving from a Distance
caring for an aging relative is a challenge in the best of times, it's
even more difficult when it's done long distance. There are a host of
issues to consider
for someone in this position. They must balance the needs of their
elders or aging parents with the needs of their immediate family, job
& financial security. There are situations where they must decide
when to travel to visit their long distance elders or aging parents,
which adds more burdens financially. These challenges can be very
overwhelming leading to situations of caregiver stress and feelings of
guilt. Here are few strategies...
Published on July 17, 2011 by Kathie Smith
few months ago when I reported for my annual mammogram my technician was talking
about the increase in breast cancer in the Eugene area. She attributed this increase to the
lack of vitamin D. She shared
information regarding the relationship between sunshine and vitamin D. I found this very interesting and
wanted to learn more about it for myself.
This is the result of my research on this topic.
Published on July 14, 2011 by Shannon Bennet
Computers can be intimidating for seniors who may not have had
much experience with technology. The ability to use a computer and navigate the
internet opens up a whole new world. With family members and friends relocating
for jobs and school, it can become more difficult to keep in touch with those
we love. With a little technical knowledge, you can easily stay connected with
far away family and friends.
Published on July 11, 2011 by Kathie Smith
We’ve all experienced that tired, lethargic
feeling after eating. Sometimes
you can hardly stay awake and really want to take a nap. To feel energized after eating simply choose
the right foods. When you choose
foods that release energy slowly they can give you longer lasting energy instead
of those foods that are high-glycemic and give you a fast burst of energy that
is short lived.
Published on June 28, 2011 by Elizabeth Erickson
Aging bodies are changing bodies. Being mindful and nurturing one’s own health is paramount to
living a healthy and happy life.
Our body is constantly at work, it’s important to tend to it with
nutrition, fresh air, and movement.
Simple morning stretches can help with accident prevention, and will awaken
both body and mind. Taking 10 minutes
each morning to take care of your body will in turn lead to your body taking
care of you. The following
five stretches can be done sitting, perhaps prior to breakfast, and incorporated
into your morning routine.
Published on May 21, 2011 by Kathie Smith
Allergies and colds can cause similar symptoms. Finding out which condition you have is
the first step in getting relief.