New Perspective Donates Masks to Family Clinics in Kenya

New Perspective teamed up with Minneapolis-based HealthStore Foundation to provide face masks for family clinics throughout Kenya and broader Africa. HealthStore Foundation operates Child and Family Wellness (CFW) Clinics, which not only provide accessible medical treatment in rural areas, but also training and support to run successful clinics and provide stable jobs for local community members. Mary Sitaka, a nurse

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Creative Activities to Help Your Loved One’s Memory

For those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, activities offer stimulation for cognition, social interaction, and relaxation. From simple, fun games to physical exercise, there’s no shortage of activities out there. However, it can be tough to find activities suited for those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia.  When your loved one is facing dementia, you’ll want to keep them involved and

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Physical Therapy Helps Seniors Gain Back Physical Freedom & Confidence

When we think of physical or occupational therapy, we often think about it as a follow-up to a specific surgery or injury to regain mobility and strength. What many don’t realize is physical therapy can also help seniors gain back lost strength and once again do daily tasks that had become difficult. Whether it’s doing one’s own hair or walking

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Differentiating the Most Common Types of Dementia

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As a syndrome that causes memory loss due to severe changes in the brain, Dementia is heartbreaking for everyone involved. If your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, their thinking and behavior can also be affected. Various treatments, such as medications and therapies, can help ease the symptoms of dementia. Depending on the type of dementia, your loved one’s

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Helpful Resources for Managing Money After Retirement

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Whether you’re still living in your long-term home or are considering moving into an independent living community, life after retirement is meant to be enjoyable. You’ve spent numerous years in your career, and now it’s time to enjoy the activities and hobbies you love most. However, effective money management is a necessary skill to master so you can live fully

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5 Tips to Help Your Aging Parent with Finances

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Managing finances can become more difficult as we age, which is why our parents and other loved ones may eventually need a helping hand. This conversation requires both a gentle approach and a plan. When helping or taking over your aging loved ones’ finances, the goal is all about avoiding any potential issues. Whether it’s tackling bills, protecting them from

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The Therapeutic Benefits of a Pet Companion

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As your loved ones age, there are many things to consider. Is it time for them to join an independent or assisted living community? Where does your loved one find socialization and community? How can you help them improve their life?  You may be surprised at one of the most common things that gets prescribed for aging parents: animals. Aging

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How to Help Your Loved One Downsize for Their Move

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The move to assisted living can be a big adjustment for seniors, though often necessary for their health and well-being. Once your loved one has made the decision to move to assisted living, they will most likely need to downsize for their move. Helping them sort through their furniture and belongings will make the transition to assisted living that much

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Supporting Your Loved One in Assisted Living

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Choosing to move a loved one or parent into assisted living can be a difficult decision. In times of change, life can be tough, or at least that’s how it seems. Often, the initial discussion about assisted living is the biggest moment of uncertainty and the toughest step. It’s best to include your senior in this conversation and stay focused

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The Cognitive Benefits of a Regular and Organized Routine

It’s no secret that routines help people of all ages. However, the older we get, the more apparent these benefits become. Unpredictability can create stressful environments, which is why having regular routines is so important. It’s one of the many reasons why assisted living is suitable for so many aging adults.  While aging can cause people to lose some of

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