Activity Ideas for the week of November 29, 2021

11/29 Start of Chanukah Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE 11/30 National Day of Giving On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving charities, families, businesses, community centers, …

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3 Vitamins Caregivers (and Older Adults) May Need to Supplement

Family Caregivers, most of whom are over the age of 55, are at a higher risk for health issues due to the stress of day-to-day caregiving. Nutrition is something we usually brush aside for other matters, such as doctors appointments and ensuring our family’s happiness, but it is at the core of remaining vibrant and …

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Showing Gratitude during National Family Caregiver Month

November is a time to recognize the more than 40 million family caregivers across this country who help aging parents, ill spouses, and disabled individuals remain safe and as independent as possible. Family caregivers are often hardworking individuals who work full time, manage children, and care for their family members after hours—they are the unsung …

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How Physical Therapy Can Help You Be a Safer Caregiver

Physical therapists (PTs) can be a huge asset for caregivers PTs can help you be a safer caregiver through answering questions about implementing home exercise programs, proper equipment use, and minimize falls and accidents. Alyssa O’Krent PT, DPT, OCS, our Physical Therapist expert, works at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists in Central Texas. Check out their …

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Activity Ideas for the week of October 25, 2021

10/25 – Monday – National Greasy Food Day Celebrate greasy food day by ordering a pizza or picking up some French fries! Discussion IdeasWhat is your favorite greasy food?  Fried chicken, French Fries, Pizza 10/26 – Tuesday National Pumpkin Day Celebrate by carving a pumpkin. You might also make a pumpkin pie.  Click here for …

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