When The Bones Are Good
Contributed by: Taylor R. DuVall, Estate Planning Coordinator
Last week as I passed my one year anniversary of working at Procino-Wells & Woodland, I was reminded of my interview with Sherri, our Firm Manager. I knew from the moment she discussed the firm’s values that these were the kind of people I wanted to work for. My first interview didn’t lead to a job offer; the timing wasn’t right for the firm to make a new hire of anyone. However, my impression of the firm from that first interview was lasting. At the time, I would have used different words...
Helping People, Changing Lives: The Health Benefits of Volunteering
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Volunteers make an immeasurable difference in the lives of others. Oftentimes, they perform with the core intention of helping others. But did you know that volunteering can benefit your own health as well? Researchers have attempted to measure the benefits that volunteers receive, including the positive feeling referred to as helper’s high, increased trust in others and increased social interaction.
From lowering stress to boosting self-confidence, research has shown that volunteering offers many health benefits, especially for older adults.
1. Volunteering decreases the risk of depression. Research has shown that volunteering leads to lower...
Five Common Online Scams Targeted at Retirees
By: Katherine Burke The April issue of Vital! Magazine is out - Click here to check it out! https://tinyurl.com/AprilVital You can read more at www.vitalmagonline.com)
Contrary to Gen X, Y and Z’s popular opinion, there are a lot of great things about aging – wisdom, a self-assuredness that young people lack, experience, better income, and a host of other attributes. However, as we grow older, we may also become more vulnerable to unsavory characters looking to take advantage of us.
Particularly because Boomers tend to be less internet-literate than younger generations, we also tend to be the target of many...
Addressing Polypharmacy: 4 Tips for Preventing Medication Complications
By: Kim Elliott, RN The April issue of Vital! Magazine is out - Click here to check it out! https://tinyurl.com/AprilVital You can read more at www.vitalmagonline.com)
The doctor knows best. That’s typically our mentality when we’re diagnosed with an illness or prescribed medication. However, that notion can get complicated with age and as more chronic conditions present themselves. These chronic conditions lead to more doctors’ appointments, varying treatment plans and a multitude of prescriptions.
The effects of taking multiple medications to manage co-existing health problems is called polypharmacy. Medication side effects and interactions can cause deadly harm, and seniors are...
Social Distancing? Grow Your Own Food
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Growing your own food isn’t rocket science. It takes a bit of time, but the end result is well worth it, and the basic crops, like lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, are very forgiving. The best part is that you don’t even necessarily need a garden to grow your own food. You can grow herbs indoors; depending on what you’re growing, you can use grow bags or hanging planters; or you can go to a community garden.
Why grow your...