Amada Senior Care Blog

The Greatest Generation Series: The Tran Family

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In April 1972, Sam and Jenny Tran were married in Vietnam. They had met a couple of years earlier in Saigon City, but waited to get married because Sam was already serving in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. He was a 26-year-old lieutenant in the Biệt Động Quân, better known as the ARVN Rangers. The Rangers were trained by the U.S. Special Forces as a counter-insurgency force that infiltrated enemy lines in search and destroy missions. Sam and Jenny soon welcomed their first child, a son named Tim. After the fall of Saigon in April 1975, many Vietnamese…

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Habits for Healthy Aging

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In honor of Healthy Aging Month, Amada Senior Care would like to offer a few tips for healthy aging. “The more you do in middle age to prepare yourself for successful aging, the better,” said Sharon Brangman, spokeswoman for the American Geriatrics Society. Whether it be physically, mentally, or socially, seniors have the power to take responsibility for their health and change it for the better. Ditch Unhealthy Habits It’s never too late to kick a bad habit to the curb ­– especially if it’s a dangerous one like smoking. Studies show that even in seniors who have been smoking…

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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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