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Here you will find helpful tips, loving advice, and useful information to make caring for an aging loved one a bit easier.

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Sharing Our Veterans’ Stories

Is there a special veteran in your life? I know there is in mine. If you have a veteran in your family, you have noticed that they have some of the best stories to share.

Honoring Our Veterans

This month, we want to focus on celebrating our nation’s heroes – veterans. Do you have a special veteran in your life? When was the last time you asked them about their experience in the service or gave them a little gift to show your appreciation? Take a look at these easy, yet meaningful, ways to show a veteran you care.

Senior Helpers’ Travel Assistance

We have said it before – traveling with seniors is always fun, but sometimes it can be a little stressful. That’s why Senior Helpers is here to help! We can provide travel assistance for your aging loved ones and give you peace of mind.

Interesting Trips for Various Generations

Are you planning a family vacation this summer? More than likely, your family consists of two to three generations, and these generations typically have very different ideas of what is fun. When planning your next family vacation, make everyone happy with these fun-for-all activity ideas:

Tips For Traveling Seniors

Summer is practically here and vacations have been planned! This year, don’t forget the most important travel necessity – your aging loved ones! Traveling with seniors is always fun, but it can sometimes be a challenge if families are not prepared. It is important to plan ahead to make the trip as smooth as possible. To help make traveling with your aging loved ones easier, we have put together a short to-do list to help you feel more comfortable with taking your aging loved ones on the road this summer.

Laughter Really is the Best Medicine

We have all heard the expression, “laughter is the best medicine,” but have you ever stopped to wonder if it is true? You might be surprised to find out that it is! Laughter is one of the best (and natural) ways to improve health and relieve stress. Humor also works very quickly, making you happier almost instantly. Find out some other interesting ways laughing can improve your health!

Learn to Laugh Out Loud!

Times are hard, but you shouldn’t let that get you down. While laughing can sometimes make you feel a little bit silly, it is actually a great tool to improve your health. Next time something doesn’t go your way, take a step back and giggle! Help your loved ones laugh rather than cry as well. Here are some ways to turn stressful events into laughable situations.

Get Creative with Cardio

“I just don’t have time to go to the gym today.” I bet this sounds familiar to some. Getting up and going to the gym can be a pain, but the good news is that you don’t have to go to the gym to squeeze in a little exercise!

Trading in the Candy Hearts for a Healthy Heart

Chances are you received some sweets from a sweetheart or another loved one this past Valentine’s Day. While savoring a sugary treat from time to time isn’t terrible, it’s important to keep your heart’s health in mind while snacking. Certain foods (such as walnuts, chickpeas, and fruits) have been medically proven to decrease your chance of heart disease.

Building a Healthy Heart: Stress Management

Take a deep breath in and slowly let it out… Stress is a major factor for poor heart heath. Luckily, stress can be managed! It’s easy to let stress take over your life, but it is important to remember that taking a deep breath and facing your stress triggers can lead to a healthier lifestyle for you and those around you. We’ve all heard someone tell us to take a deep breath, and we may have thought it was silly, but it is a medically-proven fact that taking a few deep breaths can alert your brain to calm your body down and immediately relieve stress.

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