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Tips for Recognizing Scammers’ Tactics and Preventing Financial Abuse

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Financial Abuse Tactics Scammers Use and How to Prevent Them

Dubbed by many as the crime of the 21st century, financial scams against seniors have grown in prevalence significantly over the last decade. According to the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA), one in every 20 seniors falls victim to some kind of financial exploitation. It’s a sad reality that in today’s society, we need to be concerned about the financial safety of our older loved ones. Senior living expert Heather O’Banion, Executive Director of Village Manor, a Christian Care Community in Bowling Green, KY, says scammers target seniors in particular for many reasons. “Seniors make ideal targets for financial scams and identity theft because it’s assumed that seniors have a lot of money stashed away in savings accounts and investment funds,” O’Banion explains. “Not only are they targeted for their perceived assets, but for their vulnerability as well. “Most older adults grew up in a time when it was…
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Tips on Fitting Humor into Your Caregiving Lifestyle

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Humor: How Does It Fit into Your Caregiving Lifestyle?

Stress. Burnout. Depression. These are words we often hear about in relation to caregiver health. We typically try to combat these difficult emotions and conditions with self-care practices such as healthy diets and exercising and taking time for ourselves – serious approaches to health that balance the serious nature of our caregiving role. But did you know that something as simple and natural as humor can offer amazing health benefits as well? “It’s not often the first thing that comes to mind when we think about a healthy caregiving lifestyle,” says Heather O’Banion, Executive Director at Village Manor, a continuing care retirement community in Bowling Green, KY, “but humor and laughter are actually fantastic tools for remaining positive within a caregiving role. Often times, the stress caregivers experience stems from the worry and anxiety they feel over parts of life they can’t control. Embracing the humorous moments that emerge throughout…
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Tips for Managing a Diabetes Diet: What It Really Means to Keep Your Diabetes Under Control

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A Diabetes Diet: What It Really Means to Keep Your Diabetes Under Control

Managing diet and diabetes is one of the most commonly misunderstood lifestyle changes among diabetics. Myths abound claiming they need to cut out sugar and carbs completely; yet, keeping your type 2 diabetes under control doesn’t have to involve depriving yourself of your favorite foods. In fact, living well with diabetes can be as simple as eating a balanced diet and developing exercise habits. Heather O’Banion, Executive Director at Village Manor, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Bowling Green, KY, has witnessed seniors manage their diabetes by maintaining healthy living habits she would recommend for anyone who wants to be healthy. “According to health experts, there is no true ‘diabetic diet,’” O’Banion explains. “Learning to pay attention to what you eat every day, balancing carbohydrates, sugars and fats throughout meals and making smart choices in the grocery store and kitchen is the best way to keep your diabetes under control.…
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Tips for Boosting a Senior Diet with Superfoods

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Superfoods Made Simple: Superior Benefits for Senior Health

In an age of pharmaceuticals and an increasing number of prescription medicines, it can be refreshing to learn about holistic ways to stay healthy. Often underrated, a healthy diet of nutrient-rich foods can help to combat anything from high cholesterol to cancer – without concerns about side effects or risky drug interactions. “You can barely skim through a magazine today without seeing the word ‘superfood’ at least once,” says Heather O’Banion, Executive Director at Village Manor, a continuing care retirement community in Bowling Green, KY. “While it may sound like just the latest craze, certain foods really do have superior benefits to human health. Superfoods are extremely high in nutrients that can lower the risk of diseases, improve heart health, strengthen our brains and so much more. Emphasizing a superfood diet can be a great strategy for staying healthy as you age.” What makes superfoods so super is that they…
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