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Senior Living: Connect the Generations

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Connect the Generations

By Rhonda Kay Leonard The holidays bring opportunities to connect the generations. The benefits of connecting elders and youngers are well documented.  Spense and Radunovich, with the University of Florida find, “Linking older adults with youth can provide advantages for both groups. For example, such relationships can: Provide an opportunity for both to learn new […]

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Senior Living: The Caregiver’s Bill of Rights

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: The Caregiver’s Bill of Rights

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Family caregivers are the backbone of support in a care recipient’s life. Caring for oneself is vitally important for family members, who may be tempted to put their own needs last. Just as flight attendants direct passengers to place oxygen masks over their own noses before helping fellow passengers, experts remind […]

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Senior Living: Benefits of using a caregiver agency

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Benefits of using a caregiver agency

By Rhonda Kay Leonard 80-90% of all caregiving is provided by non-paid family members. Yet, when a loved-one’s needs increase, family caregivers need support. The big question is where to turn for help. As individuals and families consider hiring formal help, they need to make a critical decision: to hire a private caregiver, or to […]

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Senior Living: Celebrate the first day of Fall… by preventing falls!

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Celebrate the first day of Fall… by preventing falls!

By Rhonda Kay Leonard September 22: the first day of Fall Falls in the home are the most common type of injury among people age 65 and better. With just a few lifestyle tips and easy-to-do home modifications you will be well on your way to preventing accidents. Regular exercise and physical activity help lower […]

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Senior Living: Fall Prevention

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Fall Prevention

By Rhonda Kay Leonard The statistics are shocking: “One in four American’s over the age of 65 fall each year” and “falls are the number one cause of hip fractures”, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Sadly, falls were reported the cause of death for 27,000 Americans in 2014. Assessing fall risk […]

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Senior Living: Caregivers help prevent dehydration

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Caregivers help prevent dehydration

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Did you know that water makes up about 60% of one’s body weight?  Water is the key component that makes many systems of the body function properly. According to the Mayo Clinic, water: Gets rid of wastes through urination, perspiration and bowel movements Keeps your temperature normal Lubricates and cushions joints […]

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Senior Living: Engage at every age

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Engage at every age

By Rhonda Kay Leonard President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May as Older American’s month in 1963. This month we celebrate the contributions older Americans make to Beaverton and surrounding communities. According the US Census Bureau, 12.7% of Beaverton’s population was age 65 or older in 2016, up from 10.7% in 2010. People in this age […]

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Senior Living: Combating Loneliness

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Combating Loneliness

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Anyone can feel lonely. It’s not surprising, perhaps, that people are at greater risk for loneliness as we age.  Some risk factors include living alone, experiencing strain in family relationships, lack of transportation to places one wants to go, inability to walk without assistance, having difficulty hearing and participating in conversations, […]

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Senior Living: Simple Pleasures

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Simple Pleasures

By Rhonda Kay Leonard The daffodils are blooming in Beaverton; spring is in the air!  Budding trees and spring flowers remind us of life yet lived.  Out of baron winter the earth breaks forth into spectacles of color and beauty.  Spring arouses the senses: a feast for the eyes, fragrant smells for the nose, the […]

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Beaverton Senior Life: Lessons Learned

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Senior Life: Lessons Learned

By Rhonda Kay Leonard I attended a funeral this week.  It was a beautiful experience.  I went away with a full heart, thinking about lessons learned from this man and other elders I’ve been privileged to know. Some lessons learned include: People don’t age on the inside. We reject the label, “senior”.  We prefer to […]

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