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Making Thanksgiving Fun for Everyone

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Making the Most of Holiday Meals

  With the holidays rapidly approaching, I wanted to share an article from a fellow Extension colleague Janice McCoy that points out the benefits of sharing meals together: Family mealtimes during the holidays can be memorable not only for the food...

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Caregivers Need Care Too!

Posted by Cara Allen - Caregiving

November is national Caregiver Awareness month.  Most of us are aware of someone who takes care of a friend or loved one.  If so, then this person may be in need of a "lift."  The October/November 2015 edition of AARP The Magazine lists 100 ways to do an act of kindness for a caregiver.  Some suggestions- Cook & deliver a meal she likes. Drive his kids to a spo...

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30 (+335) Days of Thankfulness

Thanksgiving is my all-time favorite holiday. Something about the food, spending time with family, and truly examining what I am thankful for appeals to me. As soon as the calendar hits November 1, if your Facebook feed is anything like mine, the 30 days of thankfulness posts begin – serving as multiple daily reminders of things, people, places, and experiences we are grateful for. For 30 strai...

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November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month. After working in the field of aging for sixteen years, I have found that this is a topic no one wants to learn about until it affects them. Here are some facts about Alzheimer's disease: In 2015 – 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer's Disease In the United S...

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