Bob Pontius

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What Can a Senior Do to Beat the Heat?

Even though our spring has been a roller coaster of temperatures, get ready because the summer heat is coming! Here are some tips for seniors keeping hydrated and cool .
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As I get older, my voice seems much weaker than it used to be. What can I do?

Did you know that as we grow older, our vocal cords and larynx muscles can weaken, making it difficult for us to talk in a manner we are accustomed to? Just like the rest of our body, we seem to use our voice less as we age. Speech therapy for seniors can help us speak better, using vocal exercises to help us communicate effectively once again.
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I have questions about my dads Estate Planning which he did 5 years ago. What should I do?

Estate planning can be difficult to talk about. Overall, it forces individuals to contemplate fiscal matters that will occur while they are living and after their own deaths. It is extremely important to make sure assets are managed properly and that the next generation will receive inheritances, without incident.
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I think my dad just fell for a scam and lost some money. What can he do to be safer?

According to the FBI, each year, millions of elderly Americans fall victim to some type of fraud like romance, lottery, and sweepstakes scams, to name a few. Criminals communicate with them directly via computer, phone, and the mail.
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The arthritis in my hands seems to be getting worse. Is there anything I can do?

Osteoarthritis, a painful condition in which the tissue between bones wears down, frequently affects people in old age and a new study finds that as many as 4 in 10 people may develop the condition in their hands. While arthritis is a degenerative disease, it is certainly manageable.
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I have been putting off a surgery that will require an intense rehabilitation. Do you have any advice?

"Most of my senior friends delay the inevitable and “just live with it” because they are worried about what happens after surgery, specifically the rehabilitation.
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My dad has fallen a few times in his home, what can we do to make it safer?

For many of my senior friends the old saying rings true, Their Home is Their Castle. The problem is how comfortable they become in that castle. From clutter to wires, to just being too comfortable, a senior's home is actually the #1 place they could fall and get hurt.
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I try to eat healthy, but nutrition labels are hard to read. What can I do?

If you are like most of my senior friends, maintaining a healthy diet can be a challenge. There are a lot more opportunities to snack on unhealthy things, consume beverages with empty calories and eat at the wrong times of the day.
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I’m over 65 and have had my vaccine, can I move around the area freely now?

Now that many people have had a vaccine and understand the rules of masks and distancing, my senior friends are getting restless and want to get back to enjoying their best lives.
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Now that I’m retired, I’ve gained more than a few pounds, what can I do?

Poor eating habits and inactivity can lead to weight gain, and if left unchecked, can be linked with a number of health complications. Seniors are at risk for clinical consequences, including type 2 diabetes, arthritis, urinary incontinence and even depression.
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I just don’t laugh like I used to, is something wrong with me?

As we age, we tend to laugh less frequently as life gets more serious. It is important to take a step back sometimes and have a good laugh every now and then to improve your overall well-being.
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Medicare makes my head spin, what can I do?

Every day in the United States, 10,000 people become eligible for Medicare by turning 65 and Medicare is not always an easy system to navigate. As with many people over 65, these new “seniors” have many questions about Medicare!
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My Mom seems to suffer from chronic pain, is there anything I can do?

Did you know that chronic pain is one of the most common, yet underreported health conditions for seniors?
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Can I Do Anything To Make My Medications More Affordable?

Every senior should be checking to see if there are ways to reduce the cost of their prescription drugs. It could mean thousands of dollars in savings.
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I exercise every day, but my brain still feels foggy. What can I do?

When you go for a check-up, does your doctor ask you if you've been exercising regularly? We all know that if you don't exercise your body's muscles with weights and cardio you run the risk of ill health. As the saying goes, "If you don't use it, you will probably lose it."
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Can I do anything to make my hearing better?

Did you know that The National Institute on Aging reports a solid relationship between aging and hearing loss? As many as half of all individuals age 75 and older encounter hearing difficulties.
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What, Exactly, Is a Certified Elder Law Attorney?

If you’re of an appropriate age, or have a loved one who is, you’ve probably heard of an “Elder Law Attorney” and wondered what they do.
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How can a senior best celebrate Valentine’s Day, especially this year?

What if you're a senior on Valentine's Day? How do you celebrate?
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What Are the Benefits of Living in a Senior Living Community?

Whenever the topic of a “senior community” arises, most seniors dig in their heels and swear they’ll NEVER move, but deep down, they know it would be for the best. Learn the benefits of living in a senior living community.
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Why Don't I Laugh Anymore?

 At Danbury Senior Living, our activity groups and meals are filled with smiles and laughter.
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How Can A Senior Be Safer In The Winter Months?

While this certainly isn’t the worst winter we’ve ever had, when I slipped on a patch of ice I was reminded that we all need to focus on safety- especially for our Seniors!
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Should a Senior Set New Years Resolutions?

As we enter yet another New Year, be sure to set some attainable goals! Let us know how we can help.
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How Much Sleep Does a Senior Citizen Need?

Sleep needs change over our lifetime. Interestingly, older adults still need about the same amount of sleep as kids- seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
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This Has Been A Tough Year For Seniors. How Can I Help?

Many people have asked me over the last few weeks, “Bob, what can we do to help?” Here are a few things for you to do for the seniors in your life for this Holiday Season.
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How Can I Tell If Mom & Dad Need Extra Help?

Holidays are a time to visit with aging parents. Here are some things to look for to determine if mom or dad might need some extra help.
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What Should I Get Grandma For Christmas?

Holiday Senior Living
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