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One Surprising Way Older Adults Can Get Healthier

Whether or not we actually do the right things to improve our health, many of us probably assume we know what they are. Walk more. Quit smoking.
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April 14, 2018

The Power of Sharing Our Stories

Playing a game at an assisted living facility opened up connections [Photo credit: Adobe Stock][/caption]By Reyna Marder Gentin for Next AvenueMy friend runs an assisted living residence not far from where I live. When she called to say she had a mitzvah (a good deed) for me that was “right up my alley,” I was wary, to put it mildly. She explained that she was running an event where the residents would play a game encouraging them to share, open mic style, stories from their lives. My friend knows I write — essays, memoir pieces, a novel. I tell stories.“Will you come?” she asked.
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March 25, 2018

4 Ways to Donate to Charity Without Writing a Check

Want to make a difference, but the budget doesn't allow? Consider donating something other than cash. [Photo credit: Getty Images][/caption]When it comes to donating to charity, sometimes our budgets don’t allow us to be as generous as we we’d like. But you needn’t always open your wallet to help others. Here are four ways to give back that don’t involve writing a check or making a credit-card donation. As a bonus, you might even declutter your home and earn a tax-write off.
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August 29, 2017

True beauty is helping others

We’re so grateful to have Lesa not only care for residents’ beauty needs, but for their hearts and emotional needs as well. “My aunt Mary is an angel herself. She’s the sweetest person and very giving...
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July 27, 2017
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