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Celebrating Senior Citizens Day

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When he signed the proclamation declaring August 21st as National Senior Citizens Day, President Ronald Reagan said: “For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older — places in which older people can participate to the fullest and can find the encouragement, acceptance, assistance, and services they need to continue to lead lives of independence and dignity.” At Amada Senior Care, we…

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Best Part-Time Jobs for Retirees

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Most retirees live on a fixed income.  They know how much money they will bring in every month, and consequently, how much they can spend in order to live within their means.  But what about those who have always wanted that dream car, or need extra cash to travel the world, or want to renovate their kitchen and bathrooms?  Considering that the “average monthly Social Security retirement benefit for January 2016 is $1,341 (Social Security Administration)”, it’s no wonder many seniors find themselves financially frustrated.  Fortunately, there are a plethora of great part-time jobs for retirees.  Here are our Top…

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What Are the Most Important Vaccines for Seniors?

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For seniors, the difference between life and death could be a simple injection. Flu and pneumonia are among the top health concerns for the elderly, combining to rank seventh on the list of leading causes of death for those over 65, according to the CDC. August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and with flu season just a few months away, Amada Senior Care wants to remind seniors and their families of the importance of staying up to date on vaccines. It’s especially important for seniors to stay current with their vaccinations because some may not have been vaccinated when they were…

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Senior Travel Tips

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The summer months are a popular time for taking vacations. Whether traveling alone, with family, or as part of a group, being prepared for and accommodating to seniors’ needs will allow them and their loved ones to enjoy a memorable and hassle-free vacation experience. The following are some senior travel tips to keep in mind.   Planning Your Trip  Of course, the first step in any vacation is deciding where your destination is. What are you looking for? A chance to explore a new place? Rest and relaxation? A road trip? A trip for the whole family? You might also think about…

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Caregiver Technology: The Future of Aging in Place

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Nearly 90 percent of seniors say they want to age in place in their own home for as long as possible, and a large majority believe their current home is where they will always live. However, at some point, nearly every senior will need assistance with performing daily tasks. Currently, there are around 40 million people in the U.S. acting as a caregiver in some form to an elderly relative. The added responsibility of caring for a senior loved one to an already busy and overbooked life will add stress, that untreated, will eventually lead to caregiver burnout.  A recent…

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