Now Accepting Nominations: Salute to Senior Service Contest
Salute to Senior Service Contest: Enter NowSeniors who dedicate their time and talents to serving others deserve recognition. Nominate a senior volunteer for the Salute to Senior ServiceSM Contest, sponsored by Home Instead Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network. Nominees have a chance to win up to $5,500 for their favourite volunteer organization.
Live Chat: Identity, Dignity and Alzheimer's
Live chat with expert Dr. Amy D'Aprix
February 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm EST
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Resources for You:
Reducing Dementia Risk: 5 Ways to Battle Loneliness
Reducing Dementia Risk "It's time to eat your lunch, Don," said 85-year-old Thelma. "I made your favourite chicken salad." After 59 years of marriage, Thelma knew how to make her husband happy. The only trouble was that he had passed away three years prior; she was talking to his 5×7 portrait propped up against the napkin holder on the kitchen table…. Read more.
Inspiration from Ageless Senior Volunteers Across the County
Salute to Senior Service In a society that tends to focus on older adults' limitations rather than capabilities, it's inspiring to hear the stories of outstanding senior volunteers like these who stay active by serving others. Do you know any outstanding senior volunteers like these folks? If so, they deserve to be nominated for the 2013 Salute to Senior ServiceSM Contest! Nominate a senior volunteer now.Inspire a positive outlook on aging by sharing these stories: Facebook LinkedInTwitter
Senior Fraud Protection Kit
Use the resources included in this kit to help keep your aging loved ones safe from the latest scams targeting vulnerable older adults. In light of the recently enacted Protecting Canada’s Seniors Act, this kit helps to raise awareness about forms of financial elder abuse and provides practical solutions to help keep seniors safe.
Caregiver Voices: Engaging Activity Suggestions for a Loved One with Dementia
One of the classes included in the free Alzheimer's and Dementia e-Learning Course for family caregivers, developed by the Home Instead Senior Care® network, teaches you how to keep your loved one engaged through physical, mental and social activities. We asked members of the Remember for Alzheimer's Facebook community what tips they had for encouraging engagement. Here are a few of their suggestions:
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If you have an engaging activity suggestion for someone with dementia, share it at HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com.
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The Heart of a CAREGiver
Caring for seniors is a labour of love that requires a special person with just the right touch. The Home Instead Senior Care® network is looking for dedicated CAREGiversSM who share its passion for caregiving to provide non-medical in-home care assistance to seniors. Learn more about what it takes to become a CAREGiver at www.heartofacaregiver.com.
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In the News:
Study: More to Meal Delivery Than Food
Meals on Wheels advocates have always believed that something as fundamental as a hot meal, a greeting, and another set of eyes watching out for someone living alone can help keep people in their homes longer. Now they have the research to help prove it.
Loneliness Ups Health Risks for Seniors
Adopting a positive attitude later in life offers a prescription for staying healthy during one's golden years, according to a new study.
Craving Companionship®: The Loneliness Factor
Loneliness – it's one of the most serious obstacles to good nutrition that your senior loved one could face. The elderly, when home alone, face significant socialization challenges, particularly when it comes to lack of shared mealtime experiences.
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