Honoring Men in Our Lives

Posted by ComForCare on June 9, 2017 at 2:30 PM

Grandfathers, uncles, fathers, stepfathers and all our male role models remind us that growing old is inevitable, but growing up is optional. We thank and honor them with a testament of “dad jokes,” stories and fond memories that are sure to make you groan, laugh and smile.

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Topics: Aging, Holidays

DIY the Perfect Gift for Parents and Grandparents

Posted by Haley Kotwicki on December 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM

The holiday season is here again bringing peace, love, joy and utter befuddlement: What do I get Mom this year? Don’t panic. The best gift to give your parents and grandparents is showing you care.

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Topics: Holidays, Activities and Lifestyle

13 Halloween Costumes for People in Wheelchairs

Posted by Haley Kotwicki on October 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Halloween isn’t just for little kids anymore and neither is dressing up. In 2015, 64 percent of adults 18 and older planned to participate in Halloween festivities, and adults spent $1.2 billion on costumes just for themselves. It isn’t at all shocking, though. While make-believe and pretend are sometimes seen as childish games, adults also feel the need to express themselves. In an article on Halloween, consumer anthropologist Robbie Blinkoff said, “It's a way for people to try to be more themselves." Costumes can represent who the person is on the inside.

Finding an outfit that perfectly reflects the “inner self” can be difficult and a wheelchair can add to the costume complexity. However it’s not impossible. If you, a parent or grandparent uses a wheelchair and wants to be in costume this Halloween, here is a list of costume ideas that accommodate wheelchairs. 

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Topics: Aging, Holidays, Activities and Lifestyle

Scale Back to Reduce Holiday Stress

Posted by ComForCare on December 22, 2015 at 1:32 PM

Joy. Peace. Happiness.

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Topics: Holidays

The 12 Days of Home Care

Posted by ComForCare on December 9, 2015 at 10:18 AM

ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care is prepared to make you and your loved one’s holidays joyful and bright. Everyone should revel in these festive times, especially family caregivers. Here are 12 ways we can help.

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Topics: Holidays

How the Grinch Stole Gift Cards

Posted by Haley Kotwicki on December 2, 2015 at 1:00 PM

The holiday season has begun. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas or another holiday, gifts will most likely be a part of your jubilee. Gift cards are still very popular options as presents. Card Hub projects Americans will spend $131 billion on gift cards in 2015 alone. A survey by the National Retail Federation found adults aged 65 and older will spend the most on gift cards. That isn’t really surprising as gift cards make gift-giving simpler for older adults. Gift cards allow the recipients to buy exactly what they want, so it isn’t necessary keep up with trends, electronics or fashions. Plus, they can easily be placed in a card or special holder so no tape, paper or scissors are involved.

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Topics: Holidays

Five Resolutions Family Caregivers Need to Make for 2015

Posted by Beth Lenz on December 11, 2014 at 11:06 AM

If you are someone who makes New Year's resolutions (or even if you aren't), below are five that every family caregiver should make - and keep - in 2015. 

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Topics: Holidays

3 Tips for Less Stress and More Joy During the Holidays

Posted by Beth Lenz on December 10, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Life is always busy for family caregivers. Taking care of an aging or ill loved one while juggling career, home and family is time consuming. For many, the added responsibilities of holiday-related tasks such as shopping, gift wrapping and baking make this time of year one they dread instead of enjoy. 

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Topics: Holidays

Joan Rivers, 1933-2014

Posted by Rhonda Sanderson on September 5, 2014 at 10:07 AM

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Topics: Aging, Holidays, Activities and Lifestyle

How Seniors Celebrate Armed Forces Day

Posted by ComForCare on May 16, 2014 at 3:42 PM

If you’re age 65 or older, then May has probably been quite a busy month for you already. Well, get ready to keep the celebrations going, because it’s not over yet! We’ve got two more weeks full of senior-centered holiday happenings to keep you going through the spring.

Between celebrating Older Americans Month all month long, getting pampered (or doing the pampering) for Mother’s Day last Sunday, and anticipating Memorial Day coming up on the 26th, May is a month full of smiles, family, and the all-around fun we wish would last all year long.

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Topics: Aging, Holidays, Activities and Lifestyle

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