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How can a senior best celebrate Valentine’s Day, especially this year?

How can a senior best celebrate Valentine’s Day, especially this year?

February 9, 2022 Bob Pontius
What if you're a senior on Valentine's Day? How do you celebrate?
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Find the Right First Nursing Job for You

Find the Right First Nursing Job for You

February 3, 2022
It can be overwhelming to begin the hunt for the perfect first nursing job, but we all have to start somewhere. Here’s how you can make that first nursing job the right one for you.
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I think Mom needs help getting dressed. What do I do?

I think Mom needs help getting dressed. What do I do?

February 2, 2022 Bob Pontius
If you’ve ever helped a senior get dressed, or you happen to be someone in that category, you know it can be a tough situation. Here are some tips to make this awkward dance a little less awkward and easier for everyone. 
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Do older people need more sleep?

Do older people need more sleep?

January 26, 2022 Bob Pontius
Many people believe that poor sleep is a normal part of aging, but it is not. Sleep patterns change as we age, but disturbed sleep and waking up tired every day are not part of normal aging.
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What can a Senior do to stay active in the winter?

What can a Senior do to stay active in the winter?

January 12, 2022 Bob Pontius
Now that it’s the middle of January we can say that “winter is actually here.” Unfortunately for many of my Senior friends, this means “hibernation time is here!” While an occasional break is good for the body, soul, and mind, we can’t avoid activity for 3 months and not expect negative results!
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Is It Time for Mom or Dad to Make a Move?

Is It Time for Mom or Dad to Make a Move?

January 6, 2022 Danbury Senior Living
The trip home to visit Mom or Dad over the holidays is sometimes accompanied by an unwelcome surprise. For some of us, it has been almost two years since the last time we have been with our older parents, and the changes in their lives can be somewhat it time for Mom or Dad to consider assisted living? Here are a few first steps to help you know if it's time to make a move.
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Am I too old to set New Year's resolutions?

Am I too old to set New Year's resolutions?

December 29, 2021 Bob Pontius
I was chatting with a friend here at Danbury about the New Year and she told me she’s “too old” for a New Year’s Resolution! I asked “Why?” and she laughed and responded with another question, “At my age, what am I supposed to change?”
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What can I do for Dad now that he’s alone for the Holidays?

What can I do for Dad now that he’s alone for the Holidays?

December 15, 2021 Bob Pontius
Did you know that, according to Pew Research, 20% of Americans over 60 live alone and that number increases with age? And yes, over 60% report feelings of loneliness, especially this week. Here are a few ways we can help.
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Why do I feel “Bah-Humbug” around Christmas?

Why do I feel “Bah-Humbug” around Christmas?

December 8, 2021 Bob Pontius
If you’re like most Americans, you tend to get a little cranky around the holidays especially as you get older! Many times, this less than cheery attitude is a result of loss, missing the “good old days,” and/or not having anything to do around the holidays. Here are some tips on making your holidays as merry as they can be. 
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Renew Your Love of Nursing

Renew Your Love of Nursing

December 7, 2021
If the last few years have drained your love of nursing down too low, maybe it’s time to refuel your tank in a new environment. Here’s how you can renew your love of nursing by taking a job in senior living.
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How can I make this an extra special Season for my senior loved ones?

How can I make this an extra special Season for my senior loved ones?

November 24, 2021 Bob Pontius
As the holiday season ramps up, it’s important to remember that your love and attention are the most valuable gifts you can give. That, and helping your elders to feel included in whatever ways they can participate. Here are some ideas.
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I’ve noticed that I eat a lot more junk food since retirement. What can I do?

I’ve noticed that I eat a lot more junk food since retirement. What can I do?

November 10, 2021 Bob Pontius
As I’m sure you are aware, once we retire, we kind of let a few things go. Have you noticed that you tend to eat more for convenience rather than health? Here are a few tips for a senior to eat healthier.
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