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Social Interaction With Others Positively Correlated With Better Health

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Sunday, November 05, 2017

Richard J. Kuehn

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  1. More Than 15 Million Americans 55-70 Lack Sufficient Funds For Retirement
    19 Aug, 2018
    More Than 15 Million Americans 55-70 Lack Sufficient Funds For Retirement
    Sadly, The Wall Street Journal reports that Americans are entering retirement in worse financial shape than the prior generation for the first time since Harry Truman was president.  Senior have high average debt and many are still paying off their children’s education and/or paying to take care of their aging parents.  The average 401K income amounts to only $8,000 a year for a household of two.  More than 40% of households headed by people aged 55 through 70 lack sufficient resources to
  2. Investigation Continues Of Poor VA Nursing Home Care
    18 Aug, 2018
    Investigation Continues Of Poor VA Nursing Home Care
    The House Veterans Affairs Committee is investigating each and every one of the VA’s 133 nursing homes as they received the lowest possible score by VA employees, who kept this information secret.  Internal documents which were obtained by USA Today and The Boston Globe showed that in more than two-thirds of VA nursing homes, patients were more likely to suffer pain and serious bedsores than patients in private-sector nursing homes.  This is just unacceptable treatment of people who have fought
  3. Tips For Talking To Older Drivers About Safety On The Road
    17 Aug, 2018
    Tips For Talking To Older Drivers About Safety On The Road
    A new study published by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that most seniors never talk to a medical professional or family member about their ability to drive safely.  The foundation is urging family members to have discussions with their older loved ones about how they’ll handle driving decisions before they reach the age where they might not be able to drive anymore.  This is a tough discussion to have.  For tips on how to guide the conversation, go to
  4. Monterey, CA Licensed CNA Certified Nursing Assistant Caregiver Home Care Aide Jobs Available
    16 Aug, 2018
    Monterey, CA Licensed CNA Certified Nursing Assistant Caregiver Home Care Aide Jobs Available
    Monterey, CA Licensed CNA Certified Nursing Assistant Caregiver Home Care Aides (HCAs) Senior Companion Jobs Available (Also Aromas, Big Sur, Carmel, Carmel-by-the-sea, Carmel Valley, Carmel Highlands, Castroville, Corral-de-Tierra, Del Rey Oaks, Gilroy, Gonzalez, Greenfield, Hollister, King City, Marina, Moss Landing, Morgan Hill, Pacific Grove, Paicines, Pebble Beach, Prunedale, Salinas, Seaside, San Juan Bautista, Sand City, Soledad and Tres Pinos) Our reputation for having the best
  5. Amazon Alexa Can Help Seniors Stave Off Loneliness, According To The AARP
    15 Aug, 2018
    Amazon Alexa Can Help Seniors Stave Off Loneliness, According To The AARP
    A new study found that voice activated technology like the Amazon Echo can help ease isolation and loneliness for some seniors.  AARP Foundation’s Social Connectedness Voice-Activated Technology program has rolled out Alexa’s to 170 residents in five affordable housing units in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area to much success.  Loneliness can shave several years off of a senior’s life span so this is a noble cause.  In addition to serving as a constant source of contact, the device allows
  6. Common Houseplants Can Help You Sleep Better
    14 Aug, 2018
    Common Houseplants Can Help You Sleep Better
    If you are having trouble sleeping and don’t want to get hooked on sleeping pills, you can try putting houseplants in your bedroom that both remove toxin and also promote drowsiness, according to several studies.  Jasmine, for instance, works in ways similar to barbiturates, easing anxiety and encouraging sleep.  Lavender is also a sleep inducer. http://www.jennifermadisonmassage.com/plants-cultivate-better-sleep/