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Oil change costs couple more than $700
"I felt bad," Signature's senior service adviser Dylan Park told me. "It was so simple (to fix) but there was no way I could get it in the shop," until Monday morning. He said it was an unfortunate weekend to be stuck in middle Tennessee. The Country ...

Korell: State should get involved in senior care
Living in a care facility is hard enough, but to then be uprooted and shipped to an unfamiliar facility away from family is even harder. Anxiety and depression are always a concern in a care facility. We already have at least one hospital in this state ...

Senior Expo draws large crowds, awards cash to nonprofits
“BASA was formed in 1995 to give senior service providers an avenue to talk with one another and to talk about what services are needed, what's being provided, where the gaps are and how we can work together to serve the community,” said deputy ...

Rheva Tratchel recognized for her devotion to serving others
Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder recently announced 25 winners of the Lieutenant Governor's Senior Service Award, including Rheva Tratchel of Mexico. He presented the awards May 6 after a luncheon for the winners and their guests at the Missouri ...

Emergency managers urge caution in advance of potential flooding
Tabitha Clark, senior service hydrologist with National Weather Service in Little Rock, briefs county emergency managers and elected officials on potential flooding over the next several days. Arkansas Department of Emergnecy Management Director David ...

Joint Finance Committee leaves Senior Care alone
MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin seniors will have no changes in their popular Senior Care prescription drug program -- but BadgerCare recipients could pay more if they don't take care of themselves. That's what the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee ...

Finance committee leaves Senior Care program alone
The Legislature's finance committee has rejected Gov. Scott Walker's cuts to Wisconsin's popular Senior Care program. Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal calls for cutting $97 million from the senior citizen prescription drug discount program. It also ...

SAMS graduates 132
Sixteen of the graduates had completed the Advanced Strategic Leader Studies Program, which is a senior service college program. All of Thursday's graduates received the Master of Military Art and Science degree. Grigsby encouraged the graduates to ...

Elder Care: Estate settlement? It's complicated
2015-05-22T09:00:00Z Elder Care: Estate settlement? It's complicatedJessica Greene For The Sentinel The Sentinel. 3 minutes ago • Jessica Greene For The Sentinel · (0) Comments. ×. Related Photos. « Jessica Greene. » × Close Ad. loading. Jessica ...

CVS Expanding Reach into Elder Care
CVS Expanding Reach into Elder Care. The chain will pay $10.4 bil. in cash for drug distributor. CVS HEALTH IS BUYING OMNICARE, which dispenses prescription drugs to assisted living and skilled nursing homes, long-term care facilities and other care ...

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder names Sedalian as Senior Service Award Winner
Peter Kinder presented Salome Taylor, of Sedalia, with a 2015 Senior Service Award. She was one of 25 winners of the award, which recognizes Missouri seniors for their volunteerism. From left, Missouri Rep. Nathan Beard, who nominated Taylor for the ...

CVS buys Omnicare for $12.7B to expand senior care
CVS Health (CVS) said Thursday that it has agreed to buy pharmacy services provider Omnicare (OCR) for about $12.7 billion, a move to expand its presence in the senior care market. CVS will pay $98 per share in cash and assume $2.3 billion of Omnicare ...

United Way selects new director
The new approach meant discontinued financial support of some long-established United Way agencies, including senior service agencies. Board members say United Way still is committed to Community Impact and that the targeted-funding approach is ...


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7 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle after 60

A healthy lifestyle is something people need to work at daily in order to maintain. After the age of 60, this becomes even more difficult for many people. Additionally, with so much new information it can be so difficult for people to know what is healthy and what isn’t. Even though it can be challenging at times, there are a lot of ways anyone past the age of 60 can maintain their... [Continue Reading]

3 Things to Look For in a New Dentist

In order to have great looking teeth, you will have to put in a lot of work. The only way you will be able to keep your luminous smile, you will need to find the right dental professional in your area. With all of the many options when it comes to dentists in any given area, finding the right one will take some time and effort. You need to make a list of what you are looking for in a dentist... [Continue Reading]

6 Tips for Moving Your Parents into a Nursing Home

Aging is a difficult subject for anyone to talk about. No one wants to grow older, and no one wants to see their loved ones grow older. This subject becomes even more difficult when people need to make the decision to move their parents into a nursing home. Everyone wants the best for their parents, and sometimes making such a big change can be difficult for them. However, there are some... [Continue Reading]

Understanding Massage Therapy Accessories

If you are in Canada are starting your own massage therapy company, you will want to ensure that you purchase all the products, accessories and equipment that will not only help you start your business, but high quality products that keep your customers coming back. The list of accessories you will need in your business include such things as acupuncture needles, moxibustion, cupping,... [Continue Reading]

Buying A Walk-In Tub? Read This Before You Do

Walk-in tubs are going to solve all your bathing problems if you believe all you hear from your local salesman. However, they are certainly not for everyone. Before you spend a fortune, here are four problems with walk-in tubs that you might experience. You Have To Walk In If you can walk and are steady on your feet, then you might benefit from a walk-in bath. However, for those that are in... [Continue Reading]

Homeopathic Pain Treatment with Melt Method

MELT method is a revolutionary self-treatment technique intended to eliminate chronic pain, heal injury, and erase the signs of aging and negative lifestyle effects. This approach to painless fitness and longevity was created by Sue Hitzmann, MS, CST, NMT, a notable somatic-movement professional and manual healer. HItzmann uses this method to obliterate pain, stress, and pathology in her... [Continue Reading]

How to Shop for Adjustable Lift Chairs

Have you noticed that getting into and out of your favorite chair has become increasingly difficult? Shopping for an adjustable lift chair could be the correct decision for you as, compared to the advantages to your quality of life obtaining one will provide, the price is quite reasonable. There are large amounts of choices, both in stores and online, and deciding which chair is right for you... [Continue Reading]

Health Warning Signs You Should Know About When Looking After The Elderly

If you are acting as a carer for your elderly parents or relatives, you need to be alert at all times. One of the hardest things to cope with is seeing their health deteriorate over time. If you want to make sure that you do the best thing for your relatives, you need to watch out for some of the most common health warning signs. It is your duty to watch out and make sure that your relatives... [Continue Reading]

Helpful Tips for Moving Someone with Alzheimer’s to Assisted Living

Alzheimer’s is a notoriously difficult disease to cope with, not only for the person suffering from the disease, but also for the family members who are supporting their loved one through this difficult time. Naturally, everyone who has a friend or family member suffering from Alzheimer’s wants to make life as pleasant and comfortable as possible for that person. At some point in... [Continue Reading]

5 Factors to Consider Before Hiring Live-in Care for An Elderly

Watching your parents grow old is difficult and frustrating, but it is the natural order of life. You get to watch them grow old only if you’re lucky. So, if you’re reading this, you have likely been blessed to spend a full life with your parent. Before you make the decision to hire a live-in caretaker for an elderly parent, there are a few things that you should consider: ... [Continue Reading]

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