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Masterpiece Living | Health & Aging

The Top 5 Reasons Why Retirement Stinks

By: Emily Shoemake
June 6th, 2019

Have you reached retirement age? Perhaps you have already retired, but you're finding that it's not all it's cracked up to be. Everyone says that once you retire, you'll never look back. They say retirement improves health and well-being. They even say it's the best decision you'll ever make. Well, here's what we have to say to that, "Not true!"

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Health & Aging | Caregiver Support

The Sandwich Generation: Caring for Everyone, but Who’s Caring for Them?

By: Emily Shoemake
May 30th, 2019

One in seven middle-aged adults are part of what we’ve frequently begun to call the “Sandwich Generation.” It’s a term that was first coined in 1981 by social worker Dorothy A. Miller and originally meant to describe women in their thirties and forties caring for their young children and aging parents. Fast forward some 34 years and 71% of those sandwiched between their parents and children fall between the ages of 40 and 59—consisting of both men and women caregivers.

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Health & Aging

Fall Prevention: Is there a Magic Bullet?

By: Emily Shoemake
April 25th, 2019

Exercise has long been recognized for a wide array of health improving benefits. From lowering your risk for developing diabetes, heart disease, or cancer to improving bone density, mental performance exercise has also been proven to be one of the best preventative health treatments available.

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Health & Aging

Reminiscence Therapy: The Way Things Were

By: Paul Cercone
April 17th, 2019

We are all shaped by our memories. Each of us has been through something that has shaped us and made us who we are. Sights, sounds, smells, and tastes can all trigger memories and remind us of happy (or unhappy) times.

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Health & Aging | Housing & Development

Is a Patio Home the Right Choice for Your Retirement Lifestyle?

By: Emily Shoemake
April 4th, 2019

Do you feel like it’s time to make a change in your living situation, but you’re not quite ready to give up your independence? You’re not alone. AARP estimates that 77% of seniors plan to stay in their own homes as they age. While this is a comfortable option, it isn’t always the safest, healthiest choice for seniors. A retirement patio home is the perfect compromise between staying in your own home and an apartment rental designed with seniors in mind. Continue reading to learn more about what a patio home is, and why this could be the perfect choice for your season of retirement.

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Masterpiece Living | Health & Aging

The Secret to Staying Healthy

By: Emily Shoemake
March 27th, 2019

It has been well publicized in recent years that a sedentary lifestyle can increase the likelihood of adverse medical conditions. Some of these conditions include diabetes, heart attack, certain cancers, stroke, cognitive decline, and osteoporosis.

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