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Help others and yourself when you donate your time. April is National Volunteer Month.
Check out these caregiver tips by author Joy Loverde.
February is Heart Month and a perfect time to evaluate your life style. Heart disease and stroke are major threats to your health.In the United States, heart disease is the number one cause of death among men and women.
Since it is Groundhog Day, the buzz, of course, is whether or not the groundhog saw his shadow. In Ohio, Buckeye Chuck predicted a shortened winter, in direct conflict with Punxsutawney Phil, who thinks we’re in for at least six more weeks. No matter who is right, one thing is certain: we need to keep moving this winter to maintain a positive look on life.
A picture is worth a thousand words and the residents of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) are quite artistic. A great example of this talent is John Opie’s photography.
Practical Support for Caregivers: Icaregiver.org:
Family caregivers provide 80 percent of care to our nation’s older adults. Although caregivers take on their role wholeheartedly, and often derive great spiritual blessings from this important work -- they still need support. A terrific source of caregiver information can be found at www.icaregiver.org.
Our online resource offers the following: • Information on issues and topics of relevance to caregivers; • Guides, worksheets and educational materials to assist families in successful planning; • Direct links and descriptions of other age-related websites; and • A glossary of terms everyone can understand.