Tips For Older Adults And Younger Family Members To Have A Merrier Christmas

Christmas, which is said to be the most wonderful time of the year, is fast approaching. It is the season to be merry, for gift-giving and laughter. However, seniors and caregivers may find it challenging to celebrate the holidays, so here is a helpful senior living guide. A clinical psychologist offers some ideas on how to deal with emotions and stress, and just enjoy most of the holidays. Erin Emery-Tiburcio, PhD, specializes in treating older adults. One helpful advice for seniors is to enjoy and focus on the gift of life. There are some situations where this tip can be applied. One example is any losses in the family. Both older adults and younger family members focus on families around the Christmas time. But since they have lived longer, older adults are more likely to have experienced losses. A recommended way to deal with this situation is to have some way to honor people who have passed away. It can help to take...
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Holiday Blues Among Baby Boomers And How To Deal With It

Holiday Blues Among Baby Boomers And How To Deal With It

Christmas has long been considered as the merriest time of the year. It is something that kids look forward to with expectations that Santa Claus is coming aboard his sleigh to bring gifts. Millennials are rushing for late minute Christmas shopping. For Florida boomers, however, it could be a different story. The truth is anyone can experience “holiday blues” this yuletide season. But there are fears seniors are more likely to deal with it. The American Medical Resource Institute has revealed that more than 6 million people over age 65 are struggling with depression. And depression can happen anytime, even at Christmas. The AARP Foundation has warned that prolonged isolation is not a good thing for senior family members. It has the equivalent health effect of smoking 15 cigarettes in a day. Seniors who live away from their loved ones have the tendency to feel alone especially if they do not read any senior living magazine, socialize or do not any have forms...
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Patient that walked out from Nursing Facility on July 5th is finally laid to rest

Harold Eugene Cantrell We pay our respects to Harold and the Cantrell Family Special Note: Thanks to the Clay County Florida Friends for their love, prayers and help with our family while searching for Harold since July 5th. Harold, or Hal, or PaPa as his family called him, went to be with our Lord on July 5, 2017. Harold was born on April 23, 1932, in Xenia, Illinois and lived a full life of joy interacting with family, friends, students, and community leaders. Hal is survived by his loving wife Joyce of 61 years who took great and loving care of him for many years, but devoted her entire time to his care for about the last 4 years of his life. He is survived by two sons and their spouses, Jon and Phyllis Cantrell of Green Cove Springs, and Michael and Shayla Cantrell from Ladera Ranch, California. Also survived by his loving grandchildren, Katie Ewing (Michael), Jenny Waynick (Robert), Danielle Garner (Brandon), Jon’s children and...
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Make A Living Will!

Make A Living Will!

You have probably heard the pious sounding advice that “everyone should have a living will.” In this case, the pious advice is absolutely correct! If any group of people is in a position to know the truth of this, it is emergency room physicians. They are on the front line in dealing with the unforeseen accidents and medical emergencies that can render a person unable to express his or her wishes. According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, in 2014, only a quarter (26%) of Americans had a living will. Other studies have placed the percentage as “high” as 36%, but that still leaves most people unprepared to deal with life’s most important decisions. Despite its name, a living will is not a way of leaving property to your family or loved ones. A living will or advanced medical directive tells medical personnel what your wishes are if you are not able to speak for yourself. It is a legal...
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