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Skilled Nursing Facilities

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Today we will be discussing: Who is Eligible for a SNF: People with Medicare are covered if they meet all the conditions listed: 1. You have Part A and have days left in your benefit period. 2. You have a qualifying hospital stay. 3. Your doctor has decided that you need daily skilled care given by, or under the direct supervision of, skilled nursing or therapy staff. If you're in the SNF for skilled rehabilitation servi ..

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What is Arthritis?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

What is Arthritis? According to the Arthritis Foundation (; Arthritis is very common but is not well understood. Actually, “arthritis” is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can ..

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Preventing Slip and Falls in Your Home

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Preventing Slip and Falls in Your Home According to the National Council on Aging (, one in three older Americans falls every year. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+. Falls can result in hip fractures, broken bones, and head inju ..

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Stroke Awareness

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Stroke Awareness When you think of a person having a stroke you probably picture someone older and possibly already has ailments. This is not true; it is a myth that only older adults have strokes. A stroke can happen to anyone at any time, including teenagers, children, newborns, and unborn babies. The risk of stroke in children is greatest in the first year of life and during the period of right before birth to right after birth. Stroke ..

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April is Donate a Life Month

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April is Donate a Life Month April is Donate a Life Month and we at A Senior Connection believe being a donor is not a choice it is a responsibility, and a responsibility everyone has to help save a life! One of our staff’s mothers was the recipient of three kidneys over the course of her life and without the wonderful people who made the easy, but life changing decision to become organ donors she would have not had the opportunity  ..

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Heart Healthy Meal Planning for Elderly

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Heart Healthy Meal Planning for Elderly February is Heart Healthy Month and we thought a great way to get excited about getting your heart healthy was by finding some really great dishes to make during the cold winter months that are great for your heart and taste great too! Just because it needs to be good for you doesn’t mean it should taste bad! By focusing your daily meals on vegetables, fruits and whole grains and limits high-f ..

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January 2017 Newsletter

Monday, January 09, 2017

A Senior Connection January 2017 Newsletter ..

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New Year’s Resolutions - How to Make Ones You Will Keep

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Year’s Resolutions How to Make Ones You Will Keep New Year's Eve is right around the corner and everyone makes resolutions for the next year. But how many of us actually keep them? Not many! But why? It is typically because we put too much pressure on ourselves and set unrealistic goals. Here are some ideas for resolutions that you may actually keep! 1. Pick a small resolution, instead of saying you will lose 20 pounds,  ..

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Where Will All The People Go?

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Where Will All The People Go? We have all heard the statistics about the baby boomer population (; at the end of World War II, more babies were born in 1946 than ever before: 3.4 million, 20 percent more than in 1945. This was the beginning of the so-called “baby boom.” In 1947, another 3.8 million babies were born; 3.9 million were born in 1952; and more than 4 million were born ever ..

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Great Low Impact Exercises for Seniors

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Great Low Impact Exercises for Seniors Taking care of our bodies gets increasingly important as we age. The better shape we stay in, the more likely we are to ward off disease and body deterioration. Finding exercises that are easy as we age isn’t always easy, though. It’s important to make sure that our bodies can handle the exercises without worsening a condition. For seniors, this means low impact exercises – basicall ..

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