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Lack of Motivation - Are the Three P's to Blame?

Many years ago, when I was a lot younger, I was told by several seniors that life seems to go by faster as you get older. I didn't understand what they meant at the time, but as I get older, I know exactly what they w...

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Unplug and Plug-In Your Family

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Balance for Busy Families

Posted by Karla Belzer - Parenting

With the start of the school year, many extracurricular activities have resumed. Sports, dance, theater, clubs….the list is nearly endless. With the plethora of activities that today's children are involved in, parents may find themselves rushing their children from one thing to another with barely a moment to relax and enjoy family time. Children may be so involved in other activities that sch...

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Take a Stand to Prevent Falls

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 23 (the first day of fall). Did you know that 1 in 3 Americans aged 65+ falls every year?  Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans.  Falls are costly - in dollars and quality of life. However, falling is NOT an inevitable part of aging and many falls are preventable.  Stay safe with these tips...

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Sharing Stories

"I remember when I was your age I would…" We all have stories to tell. We are the authors of our own life stories. The longer we live the more stories we accumulate! There was a time when story sharing by elders served as a community building function. It was a way for younger people to learn about past history, their heritage and the heritage of others. Today we live in a world where i...

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Checking in and building bonds during mealtimes

Family mealtimes are a key experience for a family whether they stop and think about it or not. With both parents and children having busy schedules, parents may worry what can they actually accomplish with a sit down meal? The answer is a lot actually. There are many benefits to eating a sit-down meal together as a family. It offers parents a time to share good habits through modeling...

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