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Senior care & services

Ready to be home again? We’ll make the transition easier

Jun 29, 2015


Transitioning back home from a nursing community or hospital setting can be challenging. With Good Samaritan Society – Home Care, our primary goal is to help you successfully return to...

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Senior advocacy

Four types of fraud frequently perpetrated on older people

Jun 23, 2015


An estimated 1 million seniors lose about $2.6 billion annually through fraud, according to the MetLife Mature Market Institute.

 

In addition to online scams and investment fraud,...

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Well-being

Suicide in seniors: warning signs, resources, how to help

Jun 19, 2015


Suicide rates are highest among people 65 and older. When compared to suicide rates in other age groups, seniors have a startlingly higher completion rate. Studies show that when younger...

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Well-being

Community service adds life to your years

Jun 17, 2015


You know that helping a neighbor or friend in need makes you feel better. But maybe you didn’t know that volunteering could also be good for you.

 

A study published in the Journals of...

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Well-being

Is nostalgia good or bad for you?

Jun 15, 2015


In moving from the house I had lived in for many years, I sorted through hundreds of books and boxes, drawers and closets. They were full of the past: pictures of people who are no more;...

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Well-being

Everyday sun safety: Tips to prevent skin cancer

Jun 12, 2015


Most people like to get a little sun. Its warmth and light can relax us and boost our spirits. But the benefits come with a dangerous tradeoff: skin cancer.

 

Ninety percent of skin cancer...

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