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Aging in Place: A Safety Checklist for Aging at Home

As we age, it’s a good time to ask ourselves how we may better equip our homes to fit our changing needs. What are some ways to modify our homes so that we can safely age in place? American Standard is here to provide…

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Top 9 Part Time Jobs for Retirees

After working throughout your life, you might picture yourself enjoying a beach home, working on your swing at the golf course, or enjoying your grandchildren during your retirement years. But, who says you can’t still have a work life? Finding…

DIY Christmas tree ornament

Fun DIY Holiday Crafts for the Whole Family

For our loved ones, we always are on the search for the perfect gift to give. Holiday gift giving doesn’t have to be a stressful, expensive experience. In fact, it has potential to be quite the opposite. Instead of trying…

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Senior Gift Ideas: The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Seniors

As the holidays approach, you probably have gift giving on your mind. Finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones is a wonderful feeling, especially when you get to see their smiles after getting exactly what they want. While the…

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Life Hacks for Caregivers: Tips and Tricks to Help Your Loved Ones

Caring for another person can be one of the most rewarding experiences one can have. In addition to the fulfilling nature of caregiving, the skill can also provide social and emotional benefits to all involved. Being a great caregiver starts…

Senior couple taking a walk together.

9 Things To Be Thankful For as We Age

Tis the season to be thankful! As Thanksgiving approaches, we shift to a space of reflection and practice gratitude for all that has happened this year. Like all things, the process of aging can present its fair set of challenges,…

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5 Ways to Help Manage Diabetes Naturally

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, which means a focus on prevention, education, and natural control. There are plenty of ways to help your body regulate your blood sugar levels naturally so it doesn’t have to work as hard to…

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4 Ways to Show Support During National Family Caregivers Month

November marks National Family Caregivers Month and as a special thanks we want to honor all the family caregivers who have dedicated their lives to helping others! Every year, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognizes and celebrates National Family…

Caregiver assisting patient in wheelchair

What Kind of Caregiver Are You? [Quiz]

So, what makes you a good caregiver? Our latest quiz sets out to give you the answer. Every day, caregivers set their own needs and desires aside in favor of those in their care. It’s an extremely challenging undertaking, one…

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Senior Deals You Need to be Taking Advantage Of

According to Medicare and retirement savings accounts, 65 means entering your Golden Years of retirement. This magic number also unlocks numerous discounts, as well! While you may be aware of some of the more common senior discounts, like breakfast deals…

Older couple enjoying their virtual pets together.

Virtual Pets: What They Are and How They’re Helping Seniors

Owning a pet can be enjoyable and even therapeutic to the owner but not everyone can own a pet due to their living situation, caring ability, or other factors. Seniors who live alone are among the people that would benefit…

Boosting Brain Health

Boosting Brain Health

Similar to how our body loses muscle over time, our brains can suffer from atrophy, too. Your brain’s cognitive reserve (its ability to improvise and find alternate ways of getting a job done) diminishes as you age, which makes it…